I've been using the 15 minute challenge for seven years to help me get into the sewing room every day and do something to move a project along. Why 15 minutes? That came from some time management book I was reading at the time. It said something along the lines of committing to do a task that you needed to get done for 15 minutes, if you really didn't feel like doing it, you could quit after 15 minutes. I was wondering this morning if there was a way I could tell if the 15 minutes really made a difference or not. I've been actively piecing quilts since 2004. From 2004 to 2010, the average number of quilts finished per year is about 2.7/year. From 2011 to 2018 the average number of quilts finished per year is about 4.4/year. Hmm, so maybe there is something to this 15 minutes a day.
So here's how this week went:
15 minutes stitching days/week = 7/7 days
15 minutes stitching days/July = 28/28 days
15 minutes stitching days/2018 = 199/209 days
Success Rate = 95.22%
You can link up at the bottom of the post if you want to share how your stitching week went.
The stash report took a pretty big hit this week. I gave into the 70% off sale going on at Connecting Threads a couple of weeks ago. Most of what I bought was tone on tones in white and black to use for backgrounds in my scrap quilts. What that did to the report is not pretty.
Fabric used this week: 0.64 yards
Fabric used in 2018: 27.96 yards
Fabric added in 2018: 64.41 yards
Net fabric in for 2018: 36.45 yards
So I'm back in the red. Not so badly that I can't recover, but it's going to take me till the end of the year to get there. Linking up with Quiltpaintcreate for this week's stash report.
Happy stitching to everyone this week. If you want to share how well you did at finding time to stitch this week, you can link up below.
|1. Melissa G|
2. maggie f
4. Christina's Handicrafts