The biggest challenge this week was fitting in some stitching time on the day I had the stomach bug. Thankfully it was just a 24 hour bug type of thing. I was able to play with quilt labels rather than go up to the sewing room when I didn't feel too great.
15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
15 minute days/May = 18/18 days
15 minute days/2019 = 126/138 days
Success rate = 91.30%
My percentage of stitching days is back over 90%, so I'm still on track with that goal.
It was a good week on the de-stashing front as well.
Fabric out this week = 1.39 yards
Fabric out for 2019 = 22.41 yards
More out than in for 2019
I've done well with my fabric diet so far this year. Even so, working fabric out of the stash takes significantly longer than it takes to push a few buttons and add fabric to the stash. Linking up with Quiltpaintcreate for this week's stash report.
My one 15 minute stitching spent not with fabric and thread was spent working on the label for my Vintage Dresses quilt. There was a comment from last week noting that the dresses in the fashion plates were quite a bit more vintage than the dresses in the quilt. Here's that first label.
I went looking for some clip art that was a bit less vintage. There was some cool stuff on line, but then I remembered my dress patterns. When I was in high school and college, I made a lot of my own clothes. In those days it really was cheaper to buy the fabric and make something versus having store bought. So I hauled out the box of dress patterns and though they aren't from the 1950's, the style of several were pretty close that in some of the blocks. So I grabbed the camera, spent a little time with clean up in Photoshop Elements and then ended up with this.
I'm not sure I like the frames around the pattern fronts, but I think these dresses match better with the ones in the blocks. I'm also wondering if it would be better to remove the white backgrounds and replace that with something else. That takes a bit of time, but I may try it with one to see if how that works out.
So how did you spend your stitching time this week?
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