Valerie has started the new Piggy Bank Challenge. I did really well last year, but I had to dip in those funds for a house repair and car repair. I used my brick and mortar bank for saving - not tracking a certain amount each month. I will do that again this year.
But I am going to add a coin collection, too. I saved my change for the grands, but they are getting older and like the paper stuff instead of the coins. I emptied one of my snack barrels of those overflowing 2.5" charms (now I only have one of those) so I took some fun fabric and made a wrap for it - if you can't see those coins building up, you won't be tempted to dip into them.
And I can keep it on the scrap barrel bench - blending in and looking cute. My goal is to still raise that money for the mid-arm frame machine. Although, I am seeing some really good sales on the long-arms and I will be going to the AQS show in Syracuse, NY later this month - I plan to try some machines out.
Pop over to the linky page here and see what others have planned. Maybe join in!