Thursday, July 5, 2012
Tally It Up! July 6
Last week I announced that each Friday during the month of July I will be posting a tally, documenting my progress on a custom order for 80 (yes - eighty!) oven mitts: http://pasqueflowerponderings.blogspot.com/2012/06/tally-it-up.html
My goal for this week was to complete 20 oven mitts. I failed miserably. I have only one completed mitt.
However, I am happy to report that one of the unexpected time drains was a sudden spike in Etsy shop orders, including three made to order items, plus two local sales. When it rains, it pours! But after a brief "dry spell" in my Etsy shop in June, I am delighted to see so much activity so far this month.
Although I am clearly NOT where I had hoped to be on the custom order, I did make some significant progress while waiting (impatiently) for more fabric to arrive in the mail:
160 InsulBright heat resistant batting pieces cut and stacked
160 needled Warm & White cotton batting pieces cut and stacked
120 preshrunk cotton flannel pieces cut and stacked
76 Metro Cafe Mixers in Spring mitt pieces cut
40 Cuff binding fabric pieces 14.5" x 2" cut and pressed
Template Plastic pattern templates created
I hope to ship the order by July 23 (due date is July 31)-- which gives me 17 days. I need to average about 5 mitts per day starting July 6. I can do that. I WILL do that! Next Friday you'll see a fairly tall stack of completed mitts (I hope!!).
LeAnn aka pasqueflower