Works in Progress: this week’s BIG success

I finally set a goal to open my Sewing by Moonlight Etsy shop by my birthday.  That’s today!  And I’m so thrilled to say that my Etsy shop IS open (even if there are only 7 things in it right now).  This has been a long, LONG work in progress, and in fact, it’s still in progress.  But the fact that there are items in my shop (even if I haven’t sold any of them) makes me giddy.  Which reminds me: There are only a few hours left to enter the giveaway for one of my clutches to celebrate the grand opening!  

As for the rest of The List, here’s what was on it last week:

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along: create back.  No progress.   Must order fabric.

2. Gathered clutches.  Progress.  I finished the “rush order” for my friend Sarah and one more, which is happily waiting for a buyer.

3.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote.  Progress.  I finished one more because I wanted to time myself to see how long it takes to construct one, start to finish.  In case you were wondering: 1 hour and ten minutes, assuming I have that much uninterrupted time to sew!
4.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin: finish top.  No progress.

5.  Quilt for Brian.  Progress.  But not on account of me.  I have several more blocks to add, but only because my mom came to visit and brought 4, and I received 2 in the mail from Karri.

6.  Equilateral triangle hexagon block tutorial.  No progress.  Blah.

7.  Safe Motherhood Quilt Project block.  Finished!  I can’t wait to show this to you, but I’m just getting around to writing this post, and it’s dark, and I just sprayed the block with water to erase the pen from the embroidery.  It’s a mess.

8.  English paper piecing Rose Star wall hanging.  Progress.  I have 1/2 of the pieces sewn on to the center.  My day for the Traveling PicStitch blog hop is next week, so I hope I can finish by then!  Eek!

9.  Mei tais.  Minimal progress.  Straps are ready to be finished and attached for Gaby’s #1, straps are cut out and ready to get padding and be sewn for Gaby’s #2, and I have to purchase strap fabric for Kat’s.
9a. for Gaby #1
9b. for Gaby #2
9c: for Kathleen

10.  Laundry bag for Virginia.  No progress.  It was on the list for today, but life happened.

11.  4×5 Bee Blocks.  No progress.  Fail.  I had hoped to move forward with these this week.
11a.  Samples: hexagon + boxes
11b.  Blocks for bee members (5)

12. Tutu (for me).  Finished.  I have a lunch date next week for a photo op with my other tutu-wearing runners.  I still can’t believe I made a tutu for myself!  Ha!

I feel like I had that “No progress” notation with many of the items on The List this week.  However, the big finish makes me not at all sad about that!  Here’s The List now:

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along: create back.
2.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin: finish top
3.  Quilt for Brian.
4.  Equilateral triangle hexagon block tutorial
5.  English paper piecing Rose Star wall hanging.
6.  Mei tais
6a. for Gaby #1
6b. for Gaby #2
6c: for Kathleen
7.  Laundry bag for Virginia
8.  4×5 Bee Blocks
8a.  Samples: hexagon + boxes
8b.  Blocks for bee members (5)
9. Gathered clutches.
10.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote

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7 replies
  1. Janine
    Janine says:

    I think your mei tais would be a great addition to your new shop. I looked forever for a baby sling 12 years ago and ended up with a hot, ugly denim one from Babies R Us because that was the best I could find. There was no Etsy back then, but I sure would have loved one of yours given the choice.

  2. Kim
    Kim says:

    Congratulations on opening your shop! What an accomplishment! Good luck with the rest of your list and happy sewing 🙂

  3. Mandy
    Mandy says:

    oh that bag looks great! & only an hour & a bit! Super fast! Good luck with your shop. Give it a bit of time… people will start discovering you soon!

  4. Amy
    Amy says:

    I’m so excited for your new store Em! Congratulations!!! I am going to need one of those clutches. 🙂

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