Sunday, July 5, 2020

Week 27 of 2020: Stitching Stuff

Hope everyone in the USA had a wonderful 4th of July.  Ours was very low key, but it was enjoyable.  We are hanging out at the Scientist in Training's place this weekend. We'll head home in a bit, so I should get in a good afternoon of stitching.  How did your stitchy week go?  How often did you get to play with needle and thread the last week? 

My mojo seems to be hanging around, it was a good week in the sewing room. 

15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
15 minute days/June  = 23/30 days
15 minute days/July = 4/4/ days
15 minute days/2020 = 163/186
Success rate = 87.63%

We are off work the rest of this week.  No plans, other than to do some things around the house, maybe get out for a hike or two.  So I'm hoping to work in a good amount of stitching time this week. You can link up and share how well your week went at the end of the post.  

June is over and July has gotten started so it's time for a report on the stash.  

Fabric used in June  = 4.15 yards
Fabric used year to date = 29.35 yards
More fabric in than out for 2020

I gave in during the Blueprint closure and ordered several 6 yard cuts of fabric.  The put me at the more in that out point, but it's not so bad that I can't recover and end the year with more out than in.  Linking up with Quiltpaintcreate for the regular stash report.  

The basket flowers are blooming.  

The name comes from the "basket" at the base of the flower.

Fully opened they have lacy look to them.  These are one of my favorite wild flowers. 

That's it for this week. Stay cool and stitch on!  (Oh and link up below to share how your stitchy week went.)

1. Chrisknits
2. karen
3. maggie f
4. Julie in GA
5. Andree at Quilting & Learning
6. Sherrie
7. Jennifer in Indy
8. di
9. DawnyK
10. Quilting Gail
11. Amanda
12. Deana

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Donna said...

Have fun during your week off!

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

just think what you can do with those six yard pieces :)

Meloney said...

IT's OK to buy fabric if you are using it. After many years of low buy, I'm finding that I have some holes, like true reds, in my stash. Don't get me wrong, I have enough to make quilts for the world, and this year it seems I'm making many smaller items. LOL But, I'm happy to be ahead of the game so far.

chrisknits said...

I took a day off, just to chill. But back at it now, since I have 1 more runner to finish for the wedding!!! Love that flower. Hmm, must look into getting some.

Maureen said...

I've never heard of the basket flower. It's quite unique and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Kate, I love that flower. Sorry I ended up linking up twice because it just posted my old link - you can delete it if you want. I suspect that everyone's 1st (Canada day) or 4th of July was low key this year. I almost never buy more than a half meter so having some serious yardage is always great when making a big project that isn't just scrappy. Take care.

Sherrie said...

Love the pretty. Glad to
hear your mojo is still working. Mine gets
side tracked a Have a great day!

Jennifer said...

Wow, that flower is amazing! I don't think I've ever seen one like it. Glad you've had a nice weekend and your mojo is sticking around - enjoy your week off!

Miaismine said...

I love that flower! It's gorgeous! I usually get in a couple of hours a day on various stitching projects. It's relaxing, isn't it?

DawnyK said...

So glad you are enjoying your stitching again! Have a lovely week off. That's a lovely flower. Thanks for sharing!

seabreezequilts said...

That flower is lovely we don't have anything like that down here. I want one. Glad you had a lovely holiday.

Julie in GA said...

Enjoy your week off. I hope you get lots of time to quilt!

dq said...

I did not know about basket flowers. They are beautiful!

I am happy to hear that you can spend time with your scientist in training. Family is everything.