The week wasn't a total loss for me, but I did miss the two days I was on the road.
15 minute days/week = 5/7 days
15 minute days/July = 24/27 days
15 minute days/2019 = 182/208 days
Success rate = 87.50%
My plan for today is an almost nothing but sewing day today. I do have to run a couple of loads of laundry this morning. I'll do that while I'm trying to get caught up on blog reading and replying to comments. I've gotten very behind on both. There really aren't enough hours in the day, so something has to give. After spending most of my day on the computer at work, I would just rather sew in the evenings then spend time on the computer. I've tried to spend a few evenings on the computer and I end up nodding off in the recliner. Even worse, I find my proof reading isn't very good under those conditions and some of you have seen at least partial nonsensical comments as a result.
On the stash management front, I did my bit to support my local quilt shop. I completely forgot to get photos, but it was mostly fat quarters to replenish some rainbow stash colors I just don't have much of. So the stash took a hit, but it's also important to support the local shop. There is a bit going out, but not much.
Fabric out this week = 0.40 yards
Fabric out for 2019 = 29.94 yards
More fabric in than out
The sewing plan today includes making the back for Vintage dresses, so there should be a good amount going out for next week.
If you've followed my blog for a bit, you know that I like Excel and track all kinds of quilty things in my spreadsheet. A few years ago I put together a quilt map using Microsoft Publisher. What's a quilt map? It's a visual record in one file of all the quilts I've worked on. Here's page one of my quilt map with all the quilts started from 1987 to 2008.
The red stars indicate quilts that aren't finished yet. The map had to be rebuilt recently, it quit working with the change to a new computer. During the rebuild, I started wondering what my percent completion rate was for each year. So of course that result in another Excel graph.
All the quilts started prior to 2005 are finished. In general, I'm starting more quilts now than when I started stitching again in 2001. In 2013, I participated in Cat Patches NewFO challenge, so I started one quilt a month that year. Obviously, I did really well with the starts, but not so hot with the finishes. My oldest UFO is from 2005. It's on the to be finished list this year. We'll see if that happens, I just haven't gotten that far. Other than what's been started this year, at least 40% of the starts from previous years have been completed. At total of 83 quilts have been started since 1987 and 58 are finished. So that's a 70% completion rate. That's really not too bad.
Working in those 15 minutes a day in the sewing room is intended to help with the completion rate and it has. How did your stitchy week work out?
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