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Sunday, July 1, 2007

July Goals

So I am happily stepping up to be your July Mod. Here's that post you've been waiting for, where we present the July goals, which are not yet carved in stone.

Considering that we made over 500 items for June, and considering that it's still summer, and those of us who are students are currently on break, I'm going to set the goal pretty high. Originally I pondered 2000, but that might be a little much. So I'm going to set the bar at:

1650. That's a bit over 400 for this month, which is less than 500, but more than 300.

Keep in mind that we still have the square contest going on, and if any of you want to have a shot at winning it, you'll probably have to make a lot of squares. So that should help us get more items, for those of you who choose to participate.

Now for specific charity goals:

First, we could set a square goal, since y'all are making squares. The square contest right now has 173 squares, I think. Right, funfairiegirl? Well I'd like y'all to have 220 350 squares total by the end of it. Between all of you competing, I bet you can do it.

warm up winchester is looking for 100 items by October 31st. Let's get them 20 items, so they can be at 1/5 of their goal by the end of the month, just from us.

And then I think we should have a non-knitting/crocheting goal. Maybe we can have a Homespun Helpers bake sale for The Great American Bake Sale, though we're in different locations, and transporting food isn't always so easy/feasible...Does anyone have ideas for a baking goal? Or any other media that aren't as well represented here?

Speaking of underrepresented media, I was thinking that maybe we can try to craft stuff outside of our normal media. Like knitters could crochet, or bake. Jewelers can make cards. Etc. This might be a bit crazy; I'm just putting it out there.

That's all I have to say for now. Good luck everyone! And feel free to comment with any ideas for other goals.

1 comment:

JorieJC2 said...


We're at 1250 now...just 400 items to go :)