Sunday, March 1, 2020

Week 9 of 2020: Stitching, Stash, and Slow Stitching Stuff

I'm about 70% back to normal after a week of having the flu.  I'm still coughing to the point my chest is sore and my energy levels haven't returned to normal yet. But I'm doing much better than I was for most of the week.  Hopefully your stitching efforts this week were much more productive than mine.  

I didn't really feel really bad till Monday night when the high fever kicked in. Hand stitching was doable most of the week, except for the one day that my head hurt so bad, not much of anything got done.  Still, it wasn't as bad on the stitching front as it could have been.

15 minute days/week = 6/7 days
15 minute days/February = 24/29 days
15 minute days/2020 =  53/60 days
Success rate = 88.33%

My stitching time goal is to stay over 85%, so far so good on that front. You can scroll to the bottom of the post to link up and share how you did at fitting in a bit of sewing time last week or you can read on for the stash and slow stitching reports.  

I'm tracking my stash usage, but only post on how that's going on a monthly basis. 

February = 6.29 yards out
2020 =  13.02 yards out
Nothing in for 2020

I'm happy with the stash management effort to date.  Linking up with Quiltpaintcreate for the weekly stash report.  

Even though I didn't do a lot of stitching each day, there was enough effort put out to finish off the grape leaf motif that starts the next row of stitching in the medallion project I've been working on.  

Now I'm ready to start on another butterfly.  I'm going to try to work on this embroidery project at least once or twice a week.  I made some changes to the area around my recliner that makes it easier to pull this project out when I want something for my hands to do.  Linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday

How was your stitchy week?  You can link up below to share how well you did at getting in a few minutes to stitch each day. 

1. Julie in GA
2. Marti
3. karen
4. Chrisknits
5. di
6. Angie in SoCal
7. Quilting & Learning - What a Combo!
8. DawnyK
9. Loulee (Manxgirl)
10. Meloney
11. Amanda
12. Quilting Gail
13. Carol Andrews
14. Deana
15. Shasta @ High Road
16. Christina's Handicrafts

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Julie in GA said...

It sounds like you've had a rough week. I'm so glad that you are feeling better, and I'm impressed that you still managed to get in some stitching time almost every day--that's dedication!

Deb A said...

Oh no. So sorry to hear you got the flu bug. I am amazed you got any stitching done all week. I hope your energy returns soon and you are feeling better quickly.

Sarah said...

Glad you are feeling better and are up to full speed again soon!

CathieJ said...

I am glad that you are feeling better. So sorry that you were sick. I am happy right now to get 15-30 minutes of stitching in each week. Your grape leaves are very pretty.

Julierose said...

such lovely x-stitchery you are doing;))) I am sorting some threads to begin one of my apron...hugs, Julierose

Marti said...

For someone who was sick all week, you did an amazing amount of stitching. I hope that cough goes away soon, those deep coughs can really hurt.

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

glad you are starting to feel better, it is always good if you can do some stitching or something when you aren't feeling well.

Quilter Kathy said...

That is brutal! It's amazing how the body gets taken over by these illnesses eh?
So glad you have some hand stitching to keep you on the road to recovery.
Take good care of yourself!

Karrin Hurd said...

Glad you are feeling better. I was down this week with 3 migraines, and once I take my meds I don't feel line doing anything. You are working on a lovely cross-stitch though!

chrisknits said...

Hope you continue to mend, it sucks to not be able to do more stitching.

Kim said...

Hope you have recovered fully soon. Hopefully this week you will be able to add more lovely cross stitches to your pretty.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Kate, take good care of yourself. Some hand stitching time is a great way to rest but still stitch :-)

DawnyK said...

Great week even when not feeling great. Love your hand-stitching project. I love having a hand-stitching project at the ready.

Jennie in GA said...

Such a pretty embroidery project. Congrats for moving forward despite being sick.

loulee said...

Hope you're feeling all better now.
Good luck with your goals for next week.

seabreezequilts said...

Hope you are feeling better. Glad you were able to still do some sewing while you were recovering. I'm looking forward to doing lots of hand piecing once my appliqué project is done.

dq said...

Kate, you have made some great plans to help keep you rolling along. Putting a project by your chair is a brilliant idea!

dq said...

I also wanted to say that 6/7 days is fantastic for someone who has been so sick. That is really pushing yourself to achieve a goal.

Andrea Charles said...

Kate! You did a great job despite the fever. Good going Girl!! Fever can tire you to the core, and your cough is not yet healed. Yet you are managing well. I wish you a speedy recovery, and may you finish the pending projects.

VasanthMusicCoimbatore said...

I am a fan of your stitching craft. The stitching you have shown here looks fantastic. I would like to try it soon. It is so good to hear that you spend so much time stitching.