Sunday, October 21, 2018

Week 42 of 2018: More Stashing and Stitching

I've definitely needed my sanity sewing this week, though getting in those 15 minutes each day wasn't easy. 

I had to bring work home one night, so I missed one day of stitching this week. 

15 minutes stitching days/week = 6/7 days
15 minutes stitching days/Oct = 19/20 days
15 minutes stitching days/2018 = 275/293 days
Success rate = 93.86%

My goal is to end the year at over 90%, so I'm still on track there even with the day with no stitching.  

In spite of missing one day of stitching time this week, the stash report looks pretty good in terms of the outgoing numbers.

Fabric used this week: 3.12 yards
Fabric used in 2018: 37.99 yards
More out than in for 2018

The bulk of what went out was the backing for the Halloween Mystery quilt.  If I can get the Inverted Star borders finished, hopefully there will be another backing going out for October. I'm way off my target of 75 yards out for 2018.  I'm linking up with Quiltpaintcreate for this week's stash reports.  

The inserts for the new sewing table came on Tuesday, so the better part of yesterday afternoon was spent assembling the new sewing table and rearranging the sewing room a bit.  

The table is The Quilt Professional from SewPerfect Tables.  It's not glamorous, but it is very adjustable and very stable. 

The only thing I wasn't really happy with is the two drawers that came with the table. They are a very thin and flimsy plastic, that will break down with time. I opted not to stall those.  I'll probably add in another set of rolling drawers for the right side.  But otherwise, I'm really happy with my new set up.  I haven't had a chance to sew all day yet, I hope to do that next Friday.  Hopefully this set up will let me do that without waking up the next morning in pain.  

How did you do on finding time to stitch each day?  You can link up here and share your successes and challenges.  

1. Meloney
2. Julie in GA
3. Mary-Kay
4. Christina's Handicrafts
5. Aileen
6. Shasta

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Donna said...

It looks good and it's up, the most important thing. Too bad about the drawers though.
I looked at sewing furniture at the AQS show and found most it it was desks with thin raised shelves around the edges. I didn't see anything like this there.

Barbara said...

The table looks very if it could survive a direct hit! Given that, it’s surprising the drawers would be so flimsy. I like those rolling drawers anyway, so you’ll probably like that better either way.

Marti said...

Your table isn't what I imagined at all, for some reason I thought it was going to be like a Kangaroo Kabinet. Your looks much sturdier and I love that it is adjustable.

Congratulations on a good week even missing a day. While packing for our trip, I found my hand stitching and am going to start my daily sewing again even if it is hand work. I even bought fabric on our trip but I haven't found what little pocket I stuffed it in yet.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Congrats on your new sewing table! I hope it eliminates the trouble you were having with pain from your old set-up. I like how your new table has room to the right for tools, etc.

Sandy Panagos said...

Congrats on your daily stitching numbers. You're doing great! The table looks so strong, I'm surprised the drawers were inferior. Rolling drawers are always a good solution!

Mary-Kay said...

You are going to be sewing up a storm with your new set up. No more sore body parts.

Shasta Matova said...

That does look like a nice strong flat bed. That makes quilting so much easier without the drag. I missed a day too this week and am still on track.

Sandra Walker said...

Well I am GLAD you got this! It is definitely not acceptable to be in pain when doing something you're passionate about. :-) said...

We are glad you like the table and thank you for choosing Sew Perfect Tables, as for the draws we have not had any issues with them at all and we have used them since we opened in 2004. These are the same one we use in our industrial applications with no issues.
Thank you
Tony Ferland
Sew Perfect Tables