Sunday, January 7, 2018

15 minutes to Stitch and the Stash Report: Week 1 of 2018

Welcome to week 1 of the 15 Minutes to Stitch report. I'm a little late posting this morning.  It's been awhile since I've had to navigate adding a linky thing to the blog.  

Sunday is the day I tally up how well I did at finding time to sew and how much stash was used in the process.  The beginning of a new year is always nice because you get to reset and start over if the previous year wasn't that great.  Finding time to stitch went really well, I managed to find time to stitch just about 90% of the days in 2017.  It will be really hard to surpass that in 2018, but I'll be happy if I do that well this year.  Here's this week's numbers:

Days with stitching this week:  7 out of 7
Days with stitching this month:  7 out of 7
Days with stitching this year:  7 out of 7
Success rate:  100% 

Those metrics look a little silly since they are all the same, but those are the metrics I plan to track and report this year. I'm looking forward to seeing different ways of tracking.  If you want to track and report on how you do at finding time to stitch, you can link up at the bottom of the post. 

Now for the stash report.  Unlike finding time to sew, last year's stash busting wasn't so successful and I'm very happy to be able to reset the numbers for 2018.  I'm hoping to keep the fabric purchases to no more than 100 yards and use more than I buy.  In the nine years I've been tracking the stash, I've never managed to use more than about 65 yards.  Maybe this will be my breakthrough year?  At any rate, here is this week's stash report. 

Fabric used this week:  0.80 yards
Fabric purchased this week:  0 yards
Net Fabric Out for 2018:  0.80 yards

So I'm off to a good start for 2018, something out and nothing in. You can see more stash reports over at Quiltpaintcreate

Link up here for the 15 Minutes to Stitch Weekly Report:  
1. Julie in GA
2. Diann@Little Penguin Quilts
3. newsurfiegirl
4. Meloney
5. Val's Quiting Studio
6. maggie f
7. Sharon
8. diane
9. diane
10. MartiDIY
11. Kat@rose prairie
12. Edi
13. Christina's Handicrafts

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Julie in GA said...

So good to see the 15 Minutes to Stitch reports again!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Sounds like you are off to a good start this year! Enjoy your stitching time today!

newsurfiegirl said...

Thanks for keeping me honest Kate, I saw the link up just in time! Have great week!

Meloney said...

I'm happy I found your link. I would like to make this a good habit and I think you will keep me accountable.

Mary-Kay said...

I'm going to start this next week. But I'm aiming for at least 1 hour a day (who am I trying to kid) either machine sewing or hand stitching. Lots of projects all waiting to be done.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Kate...I had a great sewing week! THanks for the motivation.


What can I say--I totally forgot you telling us about this new button and challenge--silly me!!! And as my main goal is the hand quilting each day I decided to join--though I also hope to add at least the 15 min to actual machine work too for 6 days a week--not one to do alot on Sundays with the sewing machine for some reason--but do more hand work on that day and letter writing ect!!!
ok--back to work--

allthingzsewn said...

I tried to put the button on my side bar but all I got was text. I found not text under the button that i usually use to put in my layout page so I highlighted the button and use the link address and still only go text. Any suggestions? Only had this problem once before , I can't remember what I did to get it to work. I wan't to try this and would love to use your button.

chrisknits said...

I’m already in the hole on stash!!! Oh well, it’s gotta start somewhere.

Marti said...

You're off to a great start. I'm so glad you are doing this again. I had a good week, but not perfect. Maybe next week.

thea said...

Didn't realize you were doing the 15 minute challenge again ..

Barbara said...

Ooooh...a gold star for you!

Emily said...

I'm also at 100% for the year! But I plan on reporting in monthly, as well as with yardage. Thanks for the inspiration, this is fun!

Jennifer said...

I had a rough start, but got my 3 days for the week in! Good luck with your stash goals this year!

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