Sunday, November 28, 2021

Stitching Stuff: Week 48 of 2021

This week of vacation went fast. There was lots to do.  My niece's wedding was last weekend, so no stitching time then.  Even though I was off work, I spent one afternoon on work stuff.  There was other stuff that got in the way of sewing room time, but this week was definitely better than last week in that department. 

  • 15 minute days week 48 = 5/7 days
  • 15 minute days/Nov = 16/27 days
  • 15 minute days/2021 = 257/331 days
  • Success rate = 77.64% 

At least November is proving to be better than October was on the stitching time front.  There has been good progress on several projects this year. Maybe not as much as I would have liked, but progress is progress.  

How did you do at working in some stitching time along with the holiday? 


Saturday, November 27, 2021

Photo Challenge Weeks 21 and 22: Water and Air

It's been a busy couple of weeks.  No post last week due to My Guy's travels and the wedding.  So this week is catch up.  

Week 21:

Week 21 didn't go very well for me.  I ended up working 12 hour days pretty much the whole week, so I tried to do something interesting with what I had at home.

Kate: Drinking Water

My water bottle got a lot of use that week, so the ice didn't have a chance to melt before I refilled it.  

My Guy was 1200 miles away in Arizona working with the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center releasing endangered Masked Bob White Quail and doing a bit of habitat remediation to support the new population.  

My Guy: Like Water in the Desert

 He's was up and around early, so was able to capture a beautiful desert sunrise.  

The Scientist in Training was working on homework and getting her graduate school applications ready (applying to grad school is a lot more involved then it used to be).  But she took a walk to clear her head and enjoy one of the nicer days that week. 

Scientist in Training: Fall Ripples

She wandered over to Theta Pond on the southwest corner of campus and captured a bit of the fall colors.  

Week 22: 

The SIT drew this card for last week's challenge. Even though all of us were off work and out of school, we all struggled to find the time and creativity to get photos for last week. But we all found something to submit for the challenge.  

It's tradition that we take a long walk after Thanksgiving dinner.  I took several photos during that expedition, this is the one My Guy liked the best. 

Kate: Hanging by a Thread

Hard to believe we are now in the countdown to Christmas. I'm really not ready.  

My Guy headed out for a long walk yesterday and captured "shot" these guys. 

My Guy: Incoming

The Scientist in Training struggled a bit with this week's challenge and decided on a slightly different interpretation of the prompt.  

Scientist in Training: Air in the Middle

Her meringue has air in the middle, though that peak reaches into mid air, so she's got it covered I think.  This went on the chocolate pie she made for Thanksgiving (yes it was very yummy).  

Some hits and misses for all of us the last couple of weeks. Hopefully we'll all find something fun for this week's challenge. 

The SIT pointed out we've done water, air and now fire.  Will earth be next? 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

To Do Tuesday for Week of November 23rd

Last week was pretty much a bust for anything sewing room related. This week didn't get off to the best start.  We were saying good bye to family and on the road for a good part of Monday.  Odds and ends kept me out of the sewing room till late evening yesterday.  As you can probably guess, I didn't make a lot of progress on last week's To Do List. 

To Do List for 11/16/2021

  • Cabins and Fans: Finish quilt prep - progress
  • Macaron Mystery: Make more flying geese - no progress
  • Unity: Make more flying geese - no progress
Some weeks are just that way. I'm hoping to do much better this week since I'm on vacation.  

To Do List for 11/23/2021

Cabins and Fans: Finish prepping and send out for quilting

Just one row of blocks left and the bottom border left to press and dethread.  I'm looking forward to getting this one finished.  Depending on how bogged down the mail gets, I may just slip this one in as a finish by the end of the year.  

Macaron Mystery: Continue making flying geese for steps 4 and 5

I'm not too far off finishing up the flying geese blocks for step 4, but haven't made much progress on the ones for step 5.  Clue 6 comes out next week. I hope to be mostly caught up by then.  

Bonnie Hunter Rhododenren Mystery: Start Clue 1

I've been playing with fabric selection off and on since last month.  This is pretty much Bonnie's color scheme other than the dark and lighter purple.  I just don't have that much pink in my stash and my rule is that mystery quilts have to pull from stash.  I only did half the number of blocks last year and I was able to keep up pretty well. I'm going to use the same strategy this year.  

Unity: Make more flying geese for step 8 as leaders and enders

I had hoped to at least have Unity to the finished quilt top stage by the end of the year, but that's not likely at this point.  Still I've made good progress on it this year.  

That's my To Do List for the week.  Linking up with Linda of Texas Quilt Gal for this week's To Do Tuesday.  Happy stitching and happy Thanksgiving for those in the US.   

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Stitching Stuff Week 47 of 2021

I'm a little late getting the post up this week.  My niece is getting married this weekend, so our schedule has been a bit weird.  I don't really have much to post about.  Work was just insane this week, I didn't leave before 7 PM any night last week and got in early most days. So my numbers don't surpise me any.  

  • 15 minute days/week 47 = 2/7 days
  • 15 minute days/Nov = 11/20 days
  • 15 minute days/2021 = 252/324 days
  • Success rate = 77.78%
At least performance reviews are all done and I'm off all this next week.  I'm hoping next week's numbers look a lot better than this week's. 

I wasn't on the home computer much at all this week, so my apologies that I didn't get by to check out eveyone's posts last week. I hope to be back on track with that this week.  

Please link up and share your stitching adventures from last week.   

1. maggie f
2. Julie in GA
3. karen
4. Ivani
5. Sherrie
6. DonnaleeQ
7. DawnyK
8. Amanda
9. Quilting Gail
10. Shasta @ High Road
11. Andre
12. Carol @ Quilt Schmilt

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