Sunday, October 20, 2019

Week 42 of 2019: Stitching Stuff

The tenth month of the year is winding down.  I seem to be winding down a bit with it. As the daylight ends earlier and earlier, it's harder and harder to get myself moving to the sewing room to work in even just 15 minutes of sewing time.  How about you, does the decrease in sunlight make you feel like hibernating and not stitching? 

I didn't have a stellar week on the stitching front. Life occasionally throws you curve balls and that's been the case for us this year.  My Guy has been dealing with a pretty serious medical issue for the last two months.  He had surgery last Monday and was in the hospital for a few days, part of the time in ICU. So there were a few days that stitching just didn't happen and that's OK.  In the overall scheme of things missing stitching time is pretty minor, though getting back to the sewing room has helped work off the residual stress.

15 minute days/week = 4/7 days
15 minute days/October = 16/19 days
15 minute days/2019  = 261/292 days
Success rate = 89.38%

Stitching time has been pretty limited.  There's been quite a few errands and chores on my list with My Guy on the disabled list.  I think we've taken care of most of the immediate stuff. Thankfully the cooler temps seemed to have put the grass into dormancy, so I won't have to mow again.

Though I've been getting in my 15 minutes, there's really not much to report on the stash report. So I'm going to skip that this week. 

My Guy's supposed to take long walks as part of his rehabilitation plan. Thankfully the weather has been good and we've taken the opportunity to go walk in places we normally don't.

We came across some female deer grazing along the path. They knew we are there and took off not long after I took this shot. 

There are still lots of Gulf Fritillary butterflies around, taking advantage of the last of the autumn blooms to store up a bit of nectar.

So how did your stitchy week work out? 

1. Libby in TN
2. karen
3. Julie in GA
4. Chrisknits
5. Jennifer in Indy
6. DawnyK
7. Christina's Handicrafts

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Libby in TN said...

I hope your Guy improves quickly. Our temps have moderated lately, too. I goofed with my first link, forgot to change the URL and I can't figure out how to remove it.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I'm so sorry your Guy and you, too, have had to go through this. Hope he's recuperating well and you're feeling good, too! Being the caregiver to your loved one can be a tough and stressful job. Your photos are beautiful!

Barbara said...

Hope your guy is on the mend. Beautiful shots of the deer and butterfly.

Louise said...

My motivation to sew took a bit of a holiday earlier this week, too. Not sure if that's weather/seasonal, or just random. Holding a positive thought for Your Guy!

Donna said...

Hopefully he'll recover quickly and the worst is behind you. You've had quite the year!

Denise :) said...

Isn't it funny? I find that the earlier onset of darkness gives me opportunity to stitch more. Of course, it's handwork, and I do it in the living room with the TV or a movie on! Your nature shots are gorgeous!! :)

Jennifer said...

Surgery and ICU sounds scary - hope your guy is doing better and will fully recover! Lovely pictures and hope that the time outside is good for you as well as him.

Emily said...

Hope your guy is feeling better and that your walks continue to contain beautiful wildlife.

seabreezequilts said...

Glad recovery is going well. Lovely picture of the deer. Long walks in that setting will definitely help. I hope to be able to start taking long walks soon, have been having treatment on my heal spur so far it is a bit better and I can walk a bit further but not as much improvement that I was hoping for so more physio for me.