It’s been a month since I last posted, but not because I’ve been idle. Looking back on January and February, I think I accomplished a lot. During that time I:
- Moved my blog from dotscharm.wordpress.com to dotscharm.com. (I just had to have those widgets!)
- Went on a mission trip with the junior high youth.
- Edited 600 pages of teacher guide manuscript.
- Read 4 textbooks for Christian Education class.
- Preached my first sermon. (Yikes!)
- And started my own business, On the Grain Fabrics.
My little fabric shop is in its infancy stage now. I have my business license, Federal EIN, and business account, and now I’m just waiting for my state tax ID. I’m getting a little impatient because I can’t buy from most wholesalers until I have that number. Right now my shop is pitiful with just 47 items, but I have sold a few bundles of fabrics.
With all that I’ve accomplished, I’m not going to apologize for not keeping up this blog. Instead I am patting myself on the back. Oh, and did I mention that we finally finished laying tile in the kitchen so I was able to get out my sewing machine again. I remembered that it could be used for things besides patchwork quilting, and hemmed a pair of pants. It took me three hours to rip seams, measure, and figure it out, but I saved myself $10. Hmmm. . . not sure if that was a bargain, but I think I can do it faster next time.
I also put some scraps to use and made these potholders. Hubby utilized them immediately and they were stained with barbecue sauce before the night was over. Oh, well. At least it gave me a chance to practice my binding technique. And did I mention that I learned a lot about sewing machine tension? Just what causes those massive balls of tangled thread on the underside? Hmmm?