June Accomplishments and July Goals
As I look through my June goals I could say that I didn't accomplish much but that's not true. I jstu accomplished different things!
My goals for June were:
- tie dye a set of sheets - not done, I've had too much business dyeing to do but I hope to get these done next week.
- start the Groovy quilt - dyed the sashing fabric
- Start planning the new Judy Niemeyer quilt, I want to take it for my Maine project so I need to plan colors an dyed fabric - got the border block pattern and will dye fabric next week
- cut out more veterans quilt kits from the fabric I purchased in Paducah - not started but I have planned some of the quilts
- make dog beds - need to do this before July 15
- make more postcards - need to do this next week
- quilt and bind 2 veterans quilts - I did 4 instead
But first, let's talk about the past 2 days. I've been busy! I finished the HST veterans quilt and I absolutely love it. It was worth all the extra time that it took. I'm not sure when it will get quilted but at least it's all together.
Making that quilt I emptied a lot of bobbins and I had some leftover HST blocks that I put together that I think will make a new set of placemats.
Yesterday I made 3 batches of soap for a total of about 12 pounds. Some of it will be donated to a couple of local charities, some will be for me and some will be available in the shop in September after it's cured. I will probably make another batch because I have a pretty good supply of oils to use.
So, let's see what I actually did get done in June. First off, I finished 4 new veterans quilts.
I spent 2 days sun printing a nice stash of fabrics for future projects.
I quilted 2 more veterans quilts and have 6 more to get done before July 12....no problem!
On the crochet front I finished one baby blanket, a chemo hat and 9 preemie/newborn hats. All of these are for donation. I only used 6 skeins of yarn this month. The baby blanket and hats are made from big skeins of a thin yarn so it took some effort to use what I did get through.
All in all, a good month. I have lots of goals for July. Some are things I want to get done before we leave for vacation and some are things in preparation for vacation. Let's see how it goes!
My goals for July are:
- tie dye a set of sheets - we have friends staying in the guest house while we are gone and these are the guest house sheets
- put together the Groovy quilt top
- Dye fabric for and pack the Red Sunset Judy Neimeyer quilt
- cut out more veterans quilt kits from the fabric I purchased in Paducah
- make dog beds
- make more postcards
- quilt 6 veterans quilts
- finish the crochet tshirt
- finish my brother's crochet blanket
It's actually a very doable list if I can keep myself from getting sidetracked.
Here are my YTD stats. I'm pretty happy with this as my mid-year update. 2022 has been a good year so far.
Quilts - 3
Other major projects -
Veterans quilts made - 8
Veterans quilts quilted - 8
Fabric Postcards - 7
Pet Beds - 1
Quilted for others - 2
Crochet blankets - 5
Crochet shawls - 2
Crochet/loom knit hats and scarves - 22
Doll outfits - 1
Placemats - 14
Other Donated items - 21
Bags and totes -
Garments - 2
Balls of yarn used - 51
7/1/2022 06:52:23 pm
7/2/2022 07:31:26 am
You got a great deal done -and some of it wasn't on your list.
7/2/2022 08:47:43 am
Wow! Love the HST top finish. You always inspire me to keep at it. . .little by little progress is made!
7/2/2022 08:57:10 am
Wow, you are so prolific! I need a nap just reading all your accomplishments and goals. Your fabrics are beautiful, and those veteran quilts will be cherished by those who have served our country. Happy Independence Day!
7/2/2022 01:17:31 pm
Triangle quilts are fun to work on and with multiple fabric choices you never know what you will come out with. This one is fantastic!
7/2/2022 01:20:58 pm
Love the HST quilt! Your "done" list is pretty impressive. I did actually get back to making a "to get done" list for July, previously this year I just winged it with weekly lists and those are easily sidetracked, except for laundry, of course. lol
7/2/2022 04:31:39 pm
7/5/2022 10:12:08 am
I would say you had an excellent June!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.