Many years ago I decided to put all of my charts in an excel spreadsheet so I could track my charts, I did this because I couldn't remember which ones I had and didn't always have the time or the ability to go through my stash to see if I had a certain chart. For a long time I kept a notebook in my car with them all printed out and would add new ones by hand, then key them into my spreadsheet as time permitted. Then I got a hand-me-down or maybe up phone from ,my daughter and was able to put the charts on my phone. Then I went and saved the list to "the cloud" when I got my i-phone, but lately haven't updated that list and the mobile me accounts have long since been disabled. I need to figure out how to get it back on my phone again.
The only thing I never tracked were all the shop models I stitched because I didn't actually have the chart. Wish I would have tracked those too, I think I spent about 2 years doing probably 1 -2 charts a month!! It was during a time that stash money was slim pickings, so it seemed like the ideal situation. Only thing was I spent more time stitching shop models than stitching for myself….so I stopped other than an occasional one for a local shop, but haven't done that in over 5 years.
So as of today, I've tracked 196 finishes :) or 13.85% of all of my charts. If your math is good you can calculate how many charts I have (solve for X 196/X = .1385) or I can tell you 1,415 :) I'm thinking I really need to add another column for WIP's, then I would have a good count all the time!! I only wish along with who I did it for I would have also added the year that I completed it or gave it to them.
I also track my beading kits and canvases, I think I only have one beading project part way done, most of the time those are completed shortly after starting, but my UFO canvases percentage wise rival my x-stitch UFO/WIP.
I also didn't track all of my round robin finishes either, and I know I had a fling of doing maybe 5 or 6 completed . Here is one of my finishes. I wanted the framer to put the stamps round on the matting, thinking she would make the matting wider, but this was how it ended up. One of these days I'll re-do it the way I had envisioned and thought expressed. But for now it will stay this way.
I know I'm not the only one that tracks stuff, how do you all track? Do you also track your threads? Is it worth tracking threads?