The last few weeks I’ve been really busy dyeing up lots of fabric because I knew that I was going to miss a couple of weeks in June. I’m going to do some visiting and I can’t seem to convince Chris to learn to dye fabric. Here’s the schedule for the month of June:
Custom orders (including Shades Packs) placed between May 28 and June 15 will be shipped June 23. Custom orders placed June 16 – July 7 will be shipped July 13.
Shipping schedule for everything else (Gradients, Stash Packs, Shibori, Yards): Orders placed June 4 – 12 will be shipped June 13. Orders placed June 28 – July 5 will be shipped July 6.
That’s the business part of this post. Now lets’ get on to the fun part!
I told you last week that I was feeling a giveaway coming on. Yesterday after I ran a bunch of errands I took that pile of fabric and my hand dyed scrap bin and sorted everything into color groups and separated them for 6 great giveaway days!
It’s a little hand dyed color wheel! One day will be all read, one will be orange/yellow, then green, blue, purple and, finally, darks. There might be some other things included too! Like in the past I’ll have a link up on Monday for anyone else who wants to have a de-stashing giveaway. I hope you wills top in each day and enter!
Here are some new longarm rulers that I bought from DeLoa Jones. I LOVE her Boomerang rulers for curved crosshatching and these puzzle rulers are a huge improvement over the little circle rulers I have now. My current rulers have a gap where the ruler slides over the hopping foot. That means that I get a slight flat edge on those circles. The puzzle rulers fix that!
Meanwhile, I’ve been doing more buying than quilting…..or anything else for that matter. I haven’t sewn one stitch in 2 days. There have just been a lot of errands and chores that have taken priority. One thing I had to do yesterday was going to “count my money”. That’s what I call making myself take an hour to pay attention to my IRA. Sometimes that’s a happy activity and sometimes not as much. But it is necessary.
Sadly, I think I take inventory of my fabric more often than I inventory the money I’m going to be depending on in the not-to-distant future. Are you like that too? When I quit work I rolled my work 401k into an IRA and now make myself go in twice a year to review them with the Fidelity advisory. When I opened the account I told the advisor that he had to call me on a regular basis and make me come in to review the account. He does and I do.
Now, maybe I can count some stitches today and not worry about my IRA again for 6 more months.