Sunday, June 3, 2018

Week 22 of Stitching and De-Stashing

Hard to believe it's already June and almost half way through 2018.  Finding time to stitch has gotten harder for me as the year has progressed.  I'm hoping that that situation gets better soon.  It's amazing how hard it can be some days to find both the time and the energy to get in my 15 minutes of stitching.  

I didn't quite manage it this week.  

15 minute stitching days/week  = 6/7 days
15 minute stitching days/May = 29/31 days
15 minute stitching days/June = 2/2 days
15 minutes stitching days/year = 143/153 days
Success rate = 93.46%

There was one day I couldn't find the energy to climb the stairs to the sewing room after a long day at work.  Still, I'm maintaining a better than 90% success rate. That's the goal for the year, so I'm still on track. How are you doing at finding time to stitch most days?  You can share your success by linking up below.

The stash busting has been a bit slow.  The main goal in May was to get Christmas Angels assembled.  The fabric for those blocks has all been counted.  I did get one of the pieced borders attached to the quilt so that's all I got to count as going out this week. 

Fabric used this week:  0.23 y
Fabric used in 2018:  23.23 y
Fabric added in 2018: 7.25 y
Net fabric out for 2018: 15.98 y

I'm track to use more than I've purchased.  That's the goal for this year, so things are going in the right direction. 

I'm spending the weekend helping the Scientist in Training move into her dorm for the summer semester.  None of her roommates are doing summer classes, so she opted for a dorm room for one. The girls she roomed with during the fall/spring semesters did a great job of dividing up who brought what for the bathrooms and common areas.  So there were a few things we had to pick up for her summer accommodation.  She'll be moving into an apartment with 3 other girls for the fall, so she's tried to think ahead to what will work in that space as well.  I'm hoping to get in some sewing time this afternoon.  We've got one last thing to pick up today and then we'll head back home.  I'm hoping to get some stitching time in this evening.  

Have a great week.  Link you below if to share how well you did at finding time to stitch last week. (I'm still massively behind on emails and blog reading, I hope to catch up on last week's linky party before the SIT is up and around this morning).  

1. Melissa G
2. MartiDIY
3. Aileen K
4. Shasta
5. Mary-Kay
6. Christina's Handicrafts
7. Deana

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Kate said...

One strategy I use to manage my time is have a consistent time for stitching in the evenings.

Marti said...

You are doing great with your 15 minute challenge. I didn't bother to figure my percentage this week, but it's probably below 40%.

Val's Creative Life said...

Crazy to think SIT already has a year under her belt. Enjoy your stitching today.

Quilting Gail said...

You are doing great at maintaining at least 90% of your daily stitching! Although I'm not keeping track this year, watching your posts is a great encouragement for me to do some daily stitching! SEW - thank you!
Happy Quilting! :-)
Quilting Gail

Jennifer said...

I think you’re doing great!