"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Summer Vacation wk 1 progress.....


Thanks to being on summer vacation now I've been able to make a bunch of progress on sewing this week.

I've been able to get the remainder of the top for the wedding quilt put together.   The design I'd drawn up had called for 15 rows of 12 blocks (6" finished), and I found I'd miscounted when making the blocks.   As a result I was short 5 of one of the blocks.   It fits the top of my queen-sized bed, so rather than making more blocks I'm just going to make the border (originally to be 8" cut) to be a wee bit bigger and call it good.   =)   I still need to put the border on, but before I can cut it I have to clean off my cutting table so I have room for the fabric.   I do have to admit tho that I'm very tempted to see if I can use one of the cutting tables at work to cut the borders because i'm cutting them the length of fabric (not seaming them) because of the pattern in the fabric.  That is something that I don't normally do.


In other progress I've finished up 4 of the commissioned garments that I've had cut out for months now, and am busy working on number 5.    I'm hoping to make a delivery in person the week of the 22nd rather than mailing them and paying for postage.  I'll continue to work on this stuff over the next 7 weeks, and am hoping to make a very big dent in the amount of commissioned stuff that I have sitting here.    I'll also be trading off and working on several other projects as well during the summer.    I've a lot of sewing / quilting to get caught up on!   And i'm trying to not think about how much other stuff also needs to be done this summer....lol.

Gratitudes:
1. Summer vacation is here
2. With the completion of 3 college classes and certification through the BMV I'll be able to become a certified driver's ed teacher and that will make a much better paying PT job than I have currently.    Lord willing it will happen by the end of the year.




2 comments:

desertskyquilts said...

I'm so excited to see the top together! I think it will be fine with just the border added to that. =) Yay! Money coming for sewing!

Farm Quilter said...

Woohoo, welcome to summer!! You are certainly more productive the first week of summer then I ever was when I was teaching! You go, girl!!!!!