Week 46 & 47 in Review (Dec. 26, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017)

WEEK 46 (12/26/2016 to 1/1/2017)

I hope your holidays were as full of camaraderie and love as mine were.  We dropped everyone off at their respective homes on 12/28/2016, and we moved in with our daughter to help her move. I haven’t been home since, working instead from this makeshift studio. in her dining room. Though the clutter drives me up the wall, I have to say that I am finding it quite easy to make like a turtle and create here, there, or anywhere.

Also in week 46, I revealed the first The 70273 Project Monthly Mixer, daily photo prompts to help drop you into the moment at least once a day. It’s never too late to jump in, and I don’t take roll, so join us if you will, by posting your photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media outlet, using #the70273projectmonthlymixer so we can find you. The February Monthly Mixer will be out soon, and good news: Chloe Grice suggested I ask Nancy Carroll to translate the monthly mixers into French, and Nancy has graciously agreed.

Week 46 was marked with planning – lots and lots and lots of planning – which is synonymous with playing for me. I do love to plan and organize, let me tell you, and 2017 promises to be a year of great enjoyment, camaraderie, and commemoration in ways you might never have imagined, so subscribe or join or follow ’cause trust me – there are some things coming up that you won’t want to miss.

Our trip to the post office on our way out of town found a box filled with blocks from Patsi Brletich  of Friday Harbor, WA, USA which brings out block count to . . . 6845! We are getting so close to having 10% of our blocks, y’all, then we’ll reach for 25% then 50% then 75% then 100%, so please keep stitching the commemorations and help get us to the finish line by the end of October 2017 cause we do not want to take longer to love these folks than it took the Nazis to murder them.


WEEK 47 (1/2/2017 to 1/8/2017)

There’s no block count update because I’ve been out of town plus bad weather would’ve prevented trips to the post office anyway, but there was still much percolating during week 47 of The 70273 Project. One of the biggest things accomplished is that I added a resource page filled with information that’s always available for our current and future P’s and Q’s (Piecers and Quilters). If you’re interested in piecing a top or quilting a quilt or both, please let me know.

The Engineer arrived today with so many packages of blocks for week 48 that the post office gave him one of those wonderful boxes to use to get it all home! Look for the Week 48 update in a day or two when I’ve had a chance to open and count.

I’m also in the throes of rearranging the furniture here on the blog, moving some things around so you won’t trip over the furniture, whether you stumble through with a shade on your head or stone cold sober.


Other places to gather around The 70273 Project water cooler:

Subscribe to the blog (where all information is shared).

Join the English-speaking Facebook group – our e-campfire – where you can talk to other members of The 70273 Project Tribe.

Join the French-speaking Facebook group – our other e-campfire – where you can chat with other members of The 70273 Project Tribe.

Like the Facebook page where you can check in for frequent updates.

Get folks to help celebrate your birthday by making blocks and/or donating bucks.

Follow the pinterest board for visual information.

Post using #the70273project on Instagram. (Please tag me, too, @whollyjeanne, so I don’t miss anything.)

Tell your friends what you want for your birthday.

Shop with Amazon Smile and support The 70273 Project.

And if you haven’t yet made some blocks, perhaps you’d like to put some cloth in your hands and join us.

Or maybe you’d like to gather friends and family, colleagues or students, club or guild members, etc. together and make a group quilt.


1 Comment

  1. Chloe

    Busy busy!!! Such a wonder-full post this one, Jeanne, so much goodness happening. Although it must be a little frustrating working away from home, sometimes constraints can enhance focus because there is less chance of distraction and procrastination. I’m very happy that the Monthly Mixer will now include our Francophone members, and grateful to Nancy for her help with translation, being just a little out of my bilingual comfort zone with it (I got stuck on the title!). Onward!!! Lots of love to you xo

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