The Meetup | August Goals

The Meetup | August Goals

First off, let me announce the winner of my “Faux Snow” Dyeing giveaway!

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And the winner is…

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Kathy! I’ve emailed her already, lucky duck!

Now that I’m back from vacation, it’s time to take stock in what I wanted to get done in July as well as what’s gonna happen this month:

July Goals

Finished Dyeing 103 July 15 100%
Pillows for Jess & Jim July 15 100%
New tote bag for vacation! July 22 100%
Send Sales Tax to State July 31 100%
calendar email to students July 31 100%
Web work for Shaun July 31 100%
New Quilts for boys July 31 65%
Table runner for kitchen July 31 50%
Minimal log cabin quilt for chair July 31 0%
Tree quilt for couch July 31 0%
Custom Tablet cover for Valerie ?? 50%

I actually got quite a lot of stuff done! Jess and Jim came out for dinner while my brother’s family were visiting and they got to see first hand the pillows they’d been watching me stitch on Instagram and loved them, hurray!

I also had a lot of fun dyeing with my brother’s family when they were out here for a quick visit, right before we left for the Tetons. Instead of the usual: “Here’s some primary colors all mixed up, let’s play” type of dyeing, I had everybody look through my Dyeing 103 multicolor palettes and pick out ones that they really liked. Then I set up the spreadsheets for those, did most of the mixing, and helped with the shaping and had them pour on the dyes. One fun thing we did was dye 18 scarves in Red and Grey; Madison’s softball team had to come up with a gift to exchange with another team, so we dyed them the team’s colors. Madi and her Mom Shelly had a great time pleating the scarves a bunch of different ways, and (more importantly) the gifts went over really well with the other team, and were much more personal than the other teams! We had a whirlwind visit with lots of great food:

dyeing,

swimming in the pool

Uncle Jibber on vacation

and talking talking talking,

18 popovers devoured in 3 minutes!

Stirling has a new friend!

but I got a chance for a quick photoshoot of everybody wearing/holding some of the things we dyed:

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As you can see, things got a little goofy:

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August Goals

Finished New Clutch for me August 4 100%
 Run Faux Snow Giveaway August 5 75%
 Teach 2 Free Motion Classes – 6 sessions in all August 26 0%
 Work on Mystery Project August 31 0%
calendar email to students August 31 0%
New Quilts for boys August 31 65%
Custom Tablet cover for Valerie ?? 50%

Sigh, I’ve taken a few fun quilt projects off the list, it’s official, I don’t have time this summer to work on them. But I’ve got something awesome to work on in it’s place…and I’ll be able to spill some of the beans on that one soon! 😉

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