Sunday, September 22, 2019

Week 38 of 2019: Stitching and De-Stashing

Our temps finally dropped from the mid to low 90's to the mid to low 80's this weekend.  That made for a pleasant afternoon to hang out at the Greek Festival and sit on the patio at the coffee shop helping the Scientist in Training study for her chemistry exam.  Consequently there wasn't much time for stitching yesterday, but I got my 15 minutes in right before we went to bed.  It was a nice way to wind down from the drive home.  When you have to sneak in your 15 minutes in a packed schedule, does it stress you out or calm you down? 

It was a busy week, with stuff going on several evenings. It was nice to have those 15 minutes to pin a border on Storm at Sea or cut a few scraps for the Wild and Goosey blocks. 

15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
15 minute days/Sept = 21/21 days
15 minute days/2019 = 236/265
Success rate = 89.39%

Even with a busy week, there was a bit of progress in the sewing room.  Since several nights were just 15 minutes, the stash report is still a little anemic this week. 

Fabric out this week = 0.41 yards
Fabric out for 2019 = 37.07 yards
More fabric in than out

At least there was no fabric in this week.  I've been stitching on a few mystery projects where I've not been counting the fabric going in to the parts and pieces. Once I start assembling the blocks, my outgoing stash numbers should start looking much, much better.  

So how did your stitchy week work out?  

1. Chrisknits
2. Sensational September, SAL
3. Meloney
4. Julie in GA
5. DawnyK
6. Amanda
7. Shasta @ High Road Quilter
8. Christina's Handicrafts


Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I think it's great to have the 15 minutes to stitch guide...sometimes you can make real progress in that time. I timed myself and I can crochet two little granny every little bit counts. :)

Julie in GA said...

Even 15 minutes is enough time to make a little progress, and it all adds up over time. Your numbers are looking good!

Marti said...

Trying to get 15 minutes in after a busy day just added more stress to my day. But if it calms you down, that's great.

DawnyK said...

Sometimes the 15-minutes is just enough motivation to get started then can work more. Fingers crossed that I don't get sick next week!

seabreezequilts said...

Glad the weather is cooling down. Hows your sinus' going hopefully they have settled as well. my 15 minutes help calm me most of the time struggle this past week so when that fails reading work.

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

That's a great question. I think it adds stress to find 15 minutes in a day to quilt, especially on really busy days. That's why I give myself the flexibility to make up the time during a less busy day. On the other hand, it also gives me permission to take time for myself and work on a hobby that is relaxing and enjoyable for me. Overall, I really like this challenge. That's why I have stuck with it for so long.