July 2016 Report
Monday, August 8, 2016
Happy Tuesday! I'm finally back in this space today to share my July report. I didn't mean to take a break, but things do seem to slow down a bit in the summer. I know I've been moving at a slower pace! I've been sewing a lot, but need to buckle down and take photographs of all my makes and just get back into the swing of things.
July was pretty hot for us, so there were quite a few days that I couldn't work in my sewing room because of the heat. Some days I worked on the computer and for a few days I brought my machine to the kitchen to sew near the A/C unit. I still managed to get a lot done, which felt good.
I picked up my Drachenfels shawl again. I'm now into the second section which has stripes, and I really love it. I know that it will be much more enjoyable from here on out. I'm really pleased with the colors I chose.
Brushstrokes fabric by Holly DeGroot for Cloud 9 Fabrics.
As I've mentioned, to keep myself accountable I'm tracking my yardage for both yarn and fabric. Here is how I did in July:
Used up: 34.75 yards
Brought in: 22.5 yards
Net: -12.25 yards
Year to date: -33.875 yards
Used up: 0 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: 0 yards
Year to date: +1087 yards
Looking at my goals, I did okay this month. I didn't end up working on my double wedding ring wedges. My goal was 15 per month which would have them finished in October. I've been making 16 per month, so I decided to let myself skip July and means I need to make 18 per month these next three months. I completed one quilt start to finish, and completed three others. Two of the four I quilted myself, which I hadn't done in a long while! Just straight lines, but still! I also made a few quilt blocks and a scissor cozy. I worked on my Archer Popover, have plenty of details to finish up.
I have two deadlines to work towards this month, and I'm also really hoping to release my two new patterns. Those are going to be my primary focus. I'm starting to get excited about Fall, the weather makes it much more comfortable to sew!
George bunny says "Hi!". I took this video of him in his giant bag of hay, he was enjoying a feast! It's a little dark but still enjoyable!