Sunday, November 3, 2019

November's One Monthly Goal


It's time to link up with Patty for One Monthly Goal.  I forgot to blog about this in October, but my goal wasn't finished, anyway.  I'm hoping I have a better result for November.  

November's Island Batik Ambassador challenge is Tool Time.  I have a new tool and some products to try out, so that's going to be my goal for this month, at least the one I can share.  I'll give details on that soon, but it uses a strip pack.  And lots of thread, lol.  I did puck the collection, but haven't taken a photo of it yet.   Just know I think I'll love it, it will be big, use tons of thread, and be comfy. lol.  I think Hazel, my dog, is going to love it, too.  

The other goal is secret sewing.  One of my pattern designs was accepted for the 2020 Island Batik catalog, so I have to get that made and sent to them so the wonderful Jerry Khiev can do his magic and make it look awesome.  Then I need to write the pattern.  This will be shown in Spring of next year.  

I am also hoping to finish quilting my table runner from October, and get that listed, plus I have a runner, another top, and some smaller items to quilt.  I spoke to my rep, Fred, at Pocono Sew and Vac, and as soon as I mentioned I've had thread fraying issues since the beginning, he seems to know what to do.  He says there's an adjustment that is often needed after shipping, which causes the thread to shred.  I'm hoping I can get to PA within the next few days, so I can get this fixed and finish the secret sewing.  I'm also hoping to join a guild or 2, to advertise that I'm now selling Island Batik fabric, as well as doing long arm quilting for others.  I'm going to be updating my blog, as well.  I have also been asked to do custom memory quilts, and I'm hoping to have that done before Christmas.  Then there's the Christmas gifts to make.  

I am so happy to be busy, and love what I'm doing.  Did you see that the application for being an Island Batik Ambassador is open?  I did reapply, so I'm hoping to be chosen again.  Check their blog if you're interested.  

Thanks for stopping by!  


Gene Black said...

I hope that the "fix" for your shredding thread is all that simple. That would be great. I look forward to your November project.

Kathleen said...

I look forward to your November project and hearing about Fred’s remedy! I do hope it is sooner rather than later!

Sally said...

Super duper congrats on having your pattern selected for the IB catalog!

Patty said...

Sounds like fun. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

Allison said...

Shredding thread is such a pain! I can sympathize. I love the table topper (bed topper?) with the snowflakes from October. And I hope you're recovering from all the family craziness from October.