Quarter Three Goals

  We're halfway through the year! And coming up on my busiest quarter of the year...not for sewing, but for everything else.

Moving my website. Moving to Oklahoma. Buying a longarm! <---really, only one of those things excite me...

First up, I'm moving my website to Squarespace. After the Canadian drug debacle in February, I knew I was done with Wordpress and GoDaddy. Then last week, Photobucket eliminated third party hosting without a paid plan. {$400 a year. With no notice. So don't go looking too far back, I'm uploading pictures and fixing things as fast as I can.}

Squarespace does it all, in one place, and probably won't deny they're my host if I get cyberattacked. {Thanks, GoDaddy. That really helped.} My accounts expire in a couple weeks, so I'm starting the design process, and hopefully it will be a smooth transition. As you can see, it's going well so far. {I should just get my twelve year old to do it.}

The blog isn't the only thing I'm updating this summer. I'm using the time off to revamp my t-shirt quilt business and my organization style. Hopefully then I can go into my new sewing room with a solid plan on how to make things work. And also find room for a longarm. And also find a house with a sewing room. And also find a house.

Like this - probably switching it for a corkboard with index cards. Wipe off boards...smear. It did work well to see/check off all the projects I had going {look at all those t-shirt quilts checked off!} but CC was constantly removing things from my list with her giant fluffy tail.

Anyway, the count for so far this year is ten t-shirt quilts, nine regular quilts, and twelve minis or pillows. Which, well, considering I usually finish about 25 quilts a year, I'm doing pretty well. If we just ignore the fact that moving this month will put a cramp in my productivity.

In fact, I don't really have much on my Finish Along quarter three goal list. I know this looks like a lot, but I started writing down any finished tops while I packed them last week. Most of them don't have backings, so I noted measurements, and if we happen to stop at a quilt shop on the drive from Washington to Oklahoma, I'll focus my browsing on that. See? Organization!

I also have a lot of already-quilted table runners, so I'm pulling those out to put binding on the front. Then I'll have a nice stack of stitching for the 24+ hours in the car. And some finishes to carry me through the dry spell of unpacking!

So that should get me through the end of September, and by then I should be set up in an entirely new place. Hopefully all organized! And creatively inspired! Or just so tired of unpacking that I hide in the sewing room. Whatever works.