During the last part of the year we changed our routine somewhat and Sharla wasn't getting much opportunity to get change, so when we found a jug of change that my dad had started we added it to her batch. We also decided to split the total, but since we are within $6 of each other, that really isn't necessary.
So here is the break down
Now that is some savings!!! I will admit that at one point this year my nephew had been collecting quarters from his tips and I bought a bunch off of him and dropped them into my box. I also traded him some big bills for $1s and that is where I got my bills. Sharla started dropping in bills when she wasn't getting much change. Over all we did wonderfully. Unfortunately my bank no longer has coin counters on site. So I'm not sure how we're going to convert all of it to bills, but we're going to have to, because we both have our eyes on things we want.
Sharla is eyeing Farmhouse by Fig Tree Quilts
or Canyon by Kate Spain
And I'm debating between Tucker Prairie by One Canoe Two
or Eden by Tula Pink
But all of these are coming soon, so we have some time to decide. And who knows we might be able to kick in just a little extra and get them all. It was a fun challenge and I was really surprised by how much we ended up saving. And I'm sure we are going to do it again soon. I'm linking up with Val @ Val's Quilting Studio.