WIP Wednesday: more computer, less sewing computer

Goodness!  Wednesday already.  Time for a works in progress link-up at Freshly Pieced.

This week I became completely obsessed with choosing a font for my tagline.  As a result, a good chunk of my “me time,” which would normally be spent sewing, was instead spent on dafont.com and fontsquirrel.com and various other sources looking at fonts.  Then there was the process of pulling them up in Photoshop and auditioning them with my logo.  Phew!  So, less sewing computer, more actual computer this week.

So, I’ll review my list from last week to see where I am …

1.  Five mei tais.  Some progress.
Okay.  So, one of these is nearly finished; I just need to add the waist strap.
 Three others are completely cut out and the straps are constructed.  This is big because the straps, while arguably the most important part of the carrier, are also the least fun to make.  They are tedious to construct and when they are finished, I still have to put the whole carrier together, so no instant gratification from those seams.

2.  Be Free Bees April quilt.  No progress.  Blah.  I really need to figure out what’s up with this project because it has a solid deadline of the end of the month.  If I don’t finish and mail it by then, I’m holding up the next round of the quilt.

3.  Curtain tie backs.  No progress.  Like I mentioned last week, this won’t be a particularly difficult project, I just have to make it a priority.  I should probably ask my friend if she has a specific deadline so I don’t keep putting it off.

4.  Winter half square triangle table runner.  Some progress.  When I learned of the Festival of Half Square Triangles at Canoe Ridge Creations, I thought it would be the perfect motivation to finally finish this table runner that I had planned to finish in January.  Well, some how I completely missed that the link up for the Festival Half Square Triangles started Monday.  Ack!!  I have three (3!) days to finish this if I want to link up.  Even if I don’t meet the deadline, though, I have made progress on this project and I’m happy about that.  The back is done and today and made my “quilt sandwich.”  All that’s left is quilting and binding.
5.  Tote bags.  I would love to get the top borders on these and the inside linings cut out.  No progress.

6.  Gathered clutches.  I must finish one.  I must!  I also want to cut out the pieces for a few more.  No progress.

7.  I pulled the fabric for one more of the “double staircase” blocks I did for the 4×5 Bee.  I’d love to do another tutorial.  No progress.

8.  While only peripherally related, I am almost finished designing my business cards for my blog/not-yet-in-existence-business.  I need to finish that up and get them ordered.  Design = DONE.  Must order them.

9.  In a similar vein, I would like to start the process of ordering woven labels for my products.  No progress.  

So, there’s been a little progress this week, but no finishes.  The works in progress/to do list remains nearly the same as last week.

1.  Five mei tais.
2.  Be Free Bees April quilt.
3.  Curtain tie backs.
4.  Winter HST table runner.
5.  Tote bags.  I would love to get the top borders on these and the inside linings cut out.
6.  Gathered clutches.  Perhaps this is the week I will get some sewing done for the hypothetical/potential/future business??
7.  Double staircase block in yellow-orange-green.  I’d love to do another tutorial.
8.  Order business cards.
9.  Start the process of ordering woven labels for my products.

But of course the list got longer.  At the end of a seam, rather than pulling my thread and clipping it, I try to just run another little something through the machine.  I waste less thread that way and begin making little patchwork things that way.  This week, I was sticking dresden wedges through at the end of seams.

10.  Warm colors 3.5-inch dresden wedges.
11.  I also mentioned that I pulled some of the charms from the rainbow charm swap for a dresden plate to hang in my sewing room.  They are cut out and I began constructing them.
(looking at that photo, my ironing board cover is really gross.  I will not be adding “ironing board cover” to my list, though.  Not yet, anyway.)

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