Sunday, May 6, 2018

Week 18 of 2018: Stitching and De-stashing

I'm a bit slow on the get-up-and-go this morning.  We spent a large part of Saturday on garden clean up.  So I'm a bit stiff and sore this morning.  Plus the allergies have kicked in big time. Due to all of the above, I'm just not moving with my normal grace (?) this morning.  So this week's finding time to stitch and stash report is a bit later than normal. 

It was a good week for finding time to stitch, though a few nights it really was just 15 minutes.  But that's better than zero minutes. 

Days with stitching time this week:  7 out of 7 days
Days with stitching this month:  5 out of 5 days
Days with stitching time this year 117 out of 125 days
Success rate:  93.6%

Since most of the stitching has been on the sashing for the Vintage Dress blocks, the stash report is pretty unimpressive.

Fabric used this week:  0.23 y
Fabric used in 2018:  22.51 y
Fabric purchased in 2018:  6 y
Net fabric out for 2018:  16.51y

Still there's more out than in, which is the goal for 2018. Linking up with Quiltpaintcreate for the weekly stash report.  

Since we were out in the yard most of the day yesterday, I had to take photos of the roses which are just about ready to bloom.

We'll have lots of roses in full bloom by next week.  The phlox is just about bloomed out, but still looks pretty.

Lastly, the Mexican Heather has come to life with the warmer temps and sunshine.

I love our Mexican Heather plants.  They sit in full sun all day, but still look pretty well into summer.  Tolerating full Oklahoma sunshine all day is no mean feat, it can be absolutely blistering. 

That's it for me this week.  I'm off to tackle some laundry and figure out what to do with the SITs stuff that came home last weekend. At the moment it's all lying on her bed, which she'll need when she gets home next weekend.  

You can link up your progress (or not) on finding time to stitch below.  

1. Melissa G
2. Meloney
3. MartiDIY
4. Julie in GA
5. Mary-Kay
6. maggie f
7. Aileen K
8. Shasta
9. Emily @ The Darling Dogwood
10. Christina's Handicrafts
11. Deana

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Anonymous said...

Your numbers look good to me.

Marti said...

Gorgeous flowers! Sorry you are stiff this morning. I prescribe an afternoon sewing to relax those muscles. Your numbers are still very impressive, way to go! Have a good week.

maggie fellow said...

I can't believe how out of shape I am for working outside - owie:)

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Your photos are always so pretty. Congrats on finding time every day to stitch - that is quite the accomplishment!

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

Oh what gorgeous blooms! I hope the blooms make your allergies more tolerable.

seabreezequilts said...

Looks like spring has sprung. Autumn has raised its head finally down here and we have had rain though we need lots more . Most of my sewing has been unsewing and resewing this week and packing projects for my girls trip which is less than 2 weeks away.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Gorgeous flowers! and wait - the SIT is already done with her first year - whoa! right?? Enjoy!

Jennifer said...

Lovely flowers! Hope you’ve had a good week of stitching.