Sunday, October 11, 2020

Stitching Stuff: Week 41 of 2020

 We spent this last week hiking and just hanging out together.  We both had vacation that needed to be used, so we rented a cottage in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and socially distanced somewhere else for a few days. That may seem risky, but at least Eureka Springs has mandatory mask rules. We don't have that here at home.  I took plenty of hand stitching to work on while we were away. It wasn't hard to find at least 15 minutes to make a bit of progress on that front.  How did you do at finding at least 15 minutes of stitching time each day? You can link up and share at the bottom of this post. 

  • 15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
  • 15 minute days/October = 10/10 days
  • 15 minute days/2020 = 254/284 days
  • Success rate = 89.44%

It's been a pretty good year on the stitching front. With all the social distancing, it's been a lot easier to work in some sewing time most days. The hand stitching this week was on the binding for Storm at Sea. 

Stitching on the binding will continue today.  I've only turned 2 corners so far. SAS is a big quilt, 96" X 112", so it's going to take a few more days to get that binding all stitched down.  Linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday.  

It was beautiful weather for hiking, the leaves are just starting to turn.

We hiked around Lake Leatherwood just outside of Eureka Springs. Even with the leaves changing there are still a few blooming things growing along the trail. 

And a few butterflies are still flitting about gathering up the last of the nectar. 

This Pearl Crescent was taking a rest before moving on to the next set of asters.  

So we had an excellent week of being outdoors, hanging out on the back porch to read or stitch and ordering take out from some of our favorite restaurants in the area.  How did your week go on the stitchy front?  

1. Julie in GA
2. Meloney
3. Sherrie
4. karen
5. Shasta @ High Road
6. Chrisknits
7. katie z.
8. DawnyK
9. Amanda
10. Loulee (Manxgirl)
11. Quilting Gail

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Julie in GA said...

Your get-away week sounds fantastic! And you still found time for quilting--that's a win-win in my book!

Meloney said...

Don't you love being in another environment for a bit? I miss our little trips where I can set up my portable studio and do some sewing in a new place.

Angela said...

Looks like a great hike! Lovely to spend time in nature!

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

Eureka Springs is a beautiful place been a long time since we have been there and it really isn't that far away - need to

Deb A said...

What a great getaway you had! That storm at sea in the header is awesome. Enjoy your stitching today.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

So fun to get away to Eureka Springs -- glad you enjoyed your vacation! It's beautiful there this time of year. Did you get downtown at all? How crowded was it and what was it like, with social distancing, etc.?

Barbara said...

Beautiful photos. Looks so peaceful.

Karrin Hurd said...

Sounds like a great getaway, and beautiful scenery!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Eureka Springs is a really neat place - so glad you were able to get away like that! Hiking, beautiful views, and a little stitching to work on sounds like a perfect week!

Katie Z. said...

I’m glad you got a little change of scenery. We don’t have a mask mandate in our county either, sadly, but the next county over, where they do and where most people go, still has too many not wearing masks. I would love an escape to a different place for a few days. I hope you and your guy are staying well!

Sara said...

Good for you - making time for a little socially distanced trip together. Just avoid visiting my home state - SD - if you want to remain healthy.

DawnyK said...

What a lovely vacation spot to get away. Congratulations on all the stitching time. Sounds dreamy. Glad you got time to take care of yourselves. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

I am so glad you got a chance to take a vacation. It looks like a beautiful place. The photos are gorgeous! No need to stay at home as long as you stay away from people.

seabreezequilts said...

Glad you had a lovely relaxing time away. I'm thinking of booking a place for a few days in December don't know how that will go everyone is holidaying instate this year so it might be had to find a place.

loulee said...

I've managed a stitch or two every day recently. And loving it. Hopefully I can have another successful week with your encouragement.

MissPat said...

It's great that you had the chance to get away for a week and enjoy the outdoors. Plus time to read and sew, who could ask for more?

Denise :) said...

I do love a big binding project! Enjoy stitching on that over the next two or three days! Fall colors in the landscape ... yay!! Sweet little butterfly. What a great capture!! :)

Louise said...

Love your leaf, lake and butterfly photos! Autumn is just the best time of year :)

Emily said...

So glad you had a nice getaway! That lake looks lovely.

Jennifer said...

What a fabulous getaway, glad that you had a chance for some vacation and time outdoors