July Goals Check-in

July Goals Check-in

Well PHEW! My Mood Indigo show was hung, the reception was received, and that’s a big to-do crossed off the list!!! Nows the time to check in and see what else I’ve got to get done, with some new additions!

July Goals

Dye Dye Dye!!! July 15 100%
Move website to new hosting and re-design August 1 0%
10-15 Small Pieces for for RAA Featured Artist Show July 15 100%
1 Large Piece for RAA Featured Artist Show July 15 100%
4 Indigo Leather Handled Linen Totes for RAA Show  July 15 100%
Items for guestbook table  July 15 100%
2 more Indigo Leather Handled Linen Totes for RAA Show July 22 0%
Patio Class July 30 0%
Pay State Sales Tax!!! July 31 0%
Pillows for Morris Chair – on hold  July 15 0%
Baby outfit for Robin  July 24 0%
Stool cover for Mary August 1 0%
 New quilt for our bed! August 1  25%
Re-do Laundry room August 1  90%
Calendar email to students August 1  0%
New curtains for our bedroom! Backburner-ish  0%
Tree Quilt in Kitchen Blues palettes back burner  0%
Mod House Quilt back burner  5%

Honestly, I didn’t think that I’d get all those art quilts done, but I DID and then some. I’d planned for 1 large and 10-15 small, when I actually made the one large, 16 small and a medium sized one as well! I’m quite pleased with the mounting scheme I designed and executed (along with hubby’s help) for the small quilts, here’s a quick picture I took with my cell phone a couple days ago:

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I LOVE how it stand out from the wall! Actually, pictures were the one thing that didn’t happen before I hung the show; some of the art has already gone home with other folks so there are a few pieces that will only be recorded in this group photo:

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By the middle of Monday, my show looked like this:

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So I had to go in and rearrange things. It now looks like this:
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which is perfectly acceptable! I do want to make 2 more of the leather handled linen totes though…so that’s added to the list. I also got to dye this antique linen table scarf:

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which I really love! I used it for the pedestal to hold a guest book, pencil cup and business card holder. My hubby thought I was nuts sewing those up Saturday night/Sunday morning but I’m glad I did: when I walked into the gallery Monday afternoon to move things around there was a pair of the women was looking at my corner and one of them picked up the pencil cup and showed it to her friend exclaiming how cool it was, that was great to see!

You may be wondering what happened with the Morris chair hubby was making for me to have indigo dyed cushions? Not only was he quite busy, but the cutting of the tenons that all those slats would fit in is proving difficult, the wood splinters easily. We’ve ordered an attachment for his drill press that should help with that, but obviously that project is on hold. However, there wouldn’t have been room for it, so it’s just as well!

One Response to July Goals Check-in

  1. Could you explain briefly the hanging mechanism for the small quilts? I have several small pieces that will be in a show in August, and I was just going to fix them to the wall with Command strips, but yours look so nice set off a bit from the wall.

    Your display looks great–and nice that so many pieces have sold already!