Sunday, June 2, 2019

Week 22 of 2019: Stitching and Stashing

It's been a slower paced week, thankfully.  It helped that we took time off work and spent the long weekend doing family stuff.  The Scientist in Training heads back to college next Monday. A family vacation didn't fit into her schedule during the break between spring and summer semesters. It's been peaceful and restful, which is what all three of us needed.  I've been stitching as that's my zen space, but I mixed it up a bit for the long weekend. How have you been doing at working in a few minutes of sanity stitching each day?

I did much better at fitting in stitching time this week.

15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
15 minute days/May = 28/31 days
15 minute days/June = 1/1 day
15 minute days/2019 = 137/152 days
Success rate = 90.13%

I'm back up to stitching 90% of the time, that's my goal for 2019.  Hopefully, this month will be slower than last month. It's definitely gotten off to a slower start.  I brought out the long term embroidery project to keep my hands busy while we were just hanging out in the evenings this weekend.

I finished the tan and orange butterfly in the upper right and a bit of greenery.  So the panel is just about one third complete.  This isn't my oldest project, but it's been in the works for seven years.  So this is definitely my slow stitching project for the week.  You can check out other slow stitching projects over at Kathy's Quilts.  

We have been running around a bit this weekend, it hasn't all been just hanging out together in the living room. On one of our excursions, I popped into the quilt shop and came out with a bit of fabric.  

Actually the SIT found this fun rainbow batik.  She thought it would make a nice border for one of my rainbow quilts.  I agreed, so a few yards came home with me. So the stash report took a tiny hit. 

Fabric out this week = 1.01 yards
Fabric out for 2019 = 26.53 yards
Still more out than in for 2019 

So even with my addition, I'm still in the black.  My goal is to use more than I buy in 2019.  So far, so good there. Linking up with Quiltpaintcreate for the stash report.  

So how did your stitchy week work out? 

1. Julie in GA
2. Pack Rat With a Plan
3. karen
4. MaryR @Urban Quilter
5. Chrisknits
6. Mary-Kay
7. di
8. Jennifer in Indy
9. Amanda
10. Shasta
11. DawnyK
12. Christina's Handicrafts


Julie in GA said...

That batik is the perfect choice for a rainbow quilt! Congrats on keeping your stash numbers in the black. You have been doing very well this year!

Pack Rat With a Plan said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the rainbow batik. It is beautiful.

Deb A said...

Sounds like everyone needed a nice relaxing time to just be. Nice to see progress on that pretty butterfly panel. I just love that quilt in your header....

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love that batik - I recently got a piece that is a bit of a rainbow too

Mary R. said...

The butterfly panel is beautiful and has so much detail! I can see why it is a long term project.

chrisknits said...

My stitching was all knit stitches since I was away from my machine. Hopefully this week I will have lots of stitches on my machine!

Julierose said...

I have that embroidery piece--but it didn't come with any charts or floss--so am looking through my stash and trying to decide what color where!!;(((
I am going to begin working on it --the words first I think..I like how yours is coming along...hugs, Julierose

Jennifer said...

I found lots of stitching time this week, and a long afternoon in the sewing room today! Love the embroidery piece and the batik that you found. Sounds like a good week and a nice weekend. Hope there is more of the same in the week ahead :)

seabreezequilts said...

The cross stitch is lovely and so is that batik. I found some fabric which I loved last week and I only bought a little bit but I think I’m going to go back and get enough to use as a background for a quilt I want to start in a class in August with Judy Newman in August. Hopefully there when I get back to the shop later in the week.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice call in that beautiful batik, SIT!!!

DawnyK said...

Way to go! I love relaxing time. Sewing time included design work this week and cutting. It was so fun! Can't wait to see your quilt with the rainbow batik!!!

Christina said...

I have loved seeing the progress on your cross stitch project every time you bring it out. Keep up the great work in finding time to stitch.