Sunday, March 24, 2019

Week 12 of 2019: Stitching and Stashing

This is the last day of spring break.  We took a few days off early in the week and headed over to Eureka Springs, AR.  Our little rental cottage was within walking distance of downtown, so we walked a lot, ate some excellent meals and did our share of shopping. It was a fun and relaxing trip for all of us.  The Scientist in Training heads back to school this afternoon. We are all a little sad to see her week off come to an end.  

It's always a challenge to fit in 15 minutes of stitching time each day when we are on the road. 

That's why I keep a road ready hand stitching project prepped and ready to go.  

I was able to finish off the middle "body" and then make a good start on the upper wing while we were gone.  At some point I really need to work on this project when I'm home, at the rate I'm going it's going to take forever to finish up.  You can check out some other handy work over at Slow Stitching Sunday

Even with a portable hand project, I didn't quite manage to stitch every day this week.  

15 minute days/week = 6/7 days
15 minute days/Mar = 22/23 days
15 minute days/2019 = 78/82 days
Success rate = 95.12%

Still not a bad week.  My goal is to stitch at least 90% of the time.  So far, so good on that front.  Mr. Linky is waiting at the end of the post for you to link up and share how your stitching time worked out this week.   

Being on the road means there's an opportunity to check out a few quilt shops.  We stopped on the way home from Eureka Springs so we could stretch our legs and I found a place where I could pet some fabric. There were just a couple of pieces that had to come home with. 

I loved this butterfly panel. There are some rainbow scrap challenge butterfly blocks that need a setting. This might be one option to do something a bit different with those blocks. 

This floral border print was also irresistible.  Not sure where I'm going to use this, but I'm sure something will come along at some point. It's too pretty to just let it set in the stash.  

The stash report took a bit of a hit, but there is still more going out of than coming into the stash.     

Fabric out this week = 0.54 yards
Fabric out in 2019 = 17. 45 yards
More out than in for 2019

Linking up with Quiltpaintcreate for the weekly stash report. 

So overall not a bad week on the stitching front.  How did your week go?  

1. Meloney F
2. maggie f
3. Chrisknits
4. Marti
5. di
6. Mary-Kay
7. Angie in SoCal
8. amanda
9. Deana
10. Shasta
11. Christina's Handicrafts

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Deb A said...

Such pretty fabrics.... I especially love that butterfly fabric. Your stitchery is coming along well. So glad you enjoyed your time with your daughter before she heads back to school.

Donna said...

Beautiful fabrics. I wouldn't know what to do with them, but I'm sure you'll figure out something. Lucky getting in some vacation time.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Eureka Springs is such a fun little town to visit! Cute shops there and always interesting stuff to see. We always stay at the historic Basin Park Hotel downtown. Your fabric acquisitions are really pretty - I especially love that border print. Looking forward to seeing how you use it!

Quilter Kathy said...

How fun to stitch some butterfly wings while you were travelling!
It's the perfect "forever" project!
Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

chrisknits said...

When you find something fun you can't pass it up!

Marti said...

I love butterflies and those are such pretty fabrics. I really like your butterfly stitching too.

Deb said...

Oh my the floral border print is just beautiful, you stitched butterfly is coming along nicely.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I've been to Eureka Springs! That was a fun place to visit! Glad you had a good week with your SIT and got in a little stitching, too. I love that pretty flower print you found!

MissPat said...

I would have bought both of those pieces of fabric as well. I have a similar floral fabric on a white background. No idea how I'll use it, but it was too pretty to pass up.The end of the school year must be coming up fast for the SIT.

Angie in SoCal said...

Both fabrics delicious! Who made the flower panel? Your butterfly is sewing up lovely.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Glad you enjoyed some time off with the SIT! As for the shopping? You chose well, my friend. Those are GORGEOUS!!

CathieJ said...

I really like the fabrics that made it home with you. Your cross-stitch butterfly is very pretty.

seabreezequilts said...

Both those fabrics are lovely. I thought the butterfly panel was a painting.

dq said...

Yes indeed, a "road ready hand project" is a must! I do the same and am so glad when I can just grab it and go.

I am glad your daughters spring break was a good family week. My spring break isn't for a couple more weeks, and I am so anxious.

Emily said...

Wow, you found some great fabrics to take home! I love the flowers and the butterflies. And your hand stitching butterfly looks great! I like to travel with handwork as well. I'm glad you had a good week with the SIT at home!

Sandra Walker said...

Little breaks and road trips are always good for the soul. Love that butterfly panel!!!!

Jennifer said...

Glad you were able to enjoy spring break with your daughter and I am sure the time off work was much appreciated! Love the stitching and the butterfly panel you picked up!

Kim said...

I am in love with that pretty floral border fabric. Your butterfly embroidery is so pretty. How fun to enjoy a little holiday with your daughter.