Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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lise6Make a start

Been reading Andrea Zuill’s blog and admiring her art quilts. Well all of her art actually. She is a fabulous artist. Very inspiring. Wish I could do one of her classes. I guess I just need to start! I’ll make some drawings today and browse some more. I’ll have to wait until I get back home to Australia before I make a start – I didn’t come prepared! 4 years ago


HappyPartyCraftster.org mini art quilt swap

I’ve been putting this off for over a year, but now I don’t have a choice because I signed up for a mini art quilt swap on Craftster.org! Will post progress as I make it. 5 years ago


HappyPartyCraftster Quilt-a-long

I posted a call for a 2008 art quilt quilt-a-long on Craftster. Maybe if more people will jump on board, I’ll be inspired to actually make an art quilt!

Here’s the link (in case any 43Thingsters would like to make an Art Quilt, too):
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=213091.0

And here’s the post:
Anybody interested in making an art quilt?

I’m NOT artistic, but our walls are bare, and I’d like to make something cool to hang on them. I have several books for inspiration including The Quilted Garden by Jane Sassman’s and Art Quilt Workbook.

This will be a loosely structured quilt-a-long; just get creative and make something awesome. Post your progress as the year progresses.

The only rule will be size. The smallest should be no smaller than 12” x 12”; you can go as large as you want, though.

I’m not starting until January (2008), but feel free to jump on board and start anytime. 6 years ago


HappyPartyArt Quilts are different...

Art quilts are different than patchwork quilts so I made this a new “thing” to do.

I pulled out my Jane Sassman’s The Quilted Garden and Art Quilt Workbook to inspire me toward this goal.

Since I feel creatively-challenged much of the time, I have no idea how long it’s going to take me to complete this goal. 6 years ago


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