Sunday, February 14, 2021

Stitching Time: Week 7 of 2021

It's been a week of  icy roads and icy temperatures.   The office was closed Monday and Tuesday, with delayed start on Wednesday.  That meant I worked virtually the first couple of days, then dressed in layers and hiking boots the rest of the week.  It's snowing outside right now.  We're in the 5 to 8 inches accumulation band.  The temperature is 4 F, with the wind chill the temperature drops to -17 F.  It's colder, with more snow or ice in other places. Definitely stitching weather for many of us.

I did stay in and stitch this week.  

  • 15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
  • 15 minute days/Feb = 14/14 days
  • 15 minute days/2021 = 42/44 days
  • Success rate = 95.45%
Between working from home and leaving work right at 5 so I could navigate any icy patches while there was still daylight, it was pretty easy to find time to stitch this week.  I'm betting it's going to be the same this week.  

There were some very "chunky" looking robins hanging around this week. 

They were definitely puffed up in an effort to stay warm.  I probably looked much the same when I was bundled up on my way to work. 

So how did your stitching efforts go this week.  Did the winter weather hurt or help on the stitching front this week?   

1. Ivani
2. Shasta @ High Road
3. Julie in GA
4. karen
5. Chrisknits
6. Marti
7. Andree at Quilting & Learning
8. katie z.
9. Meloney
10. Kathleen
11. DawnyK
12. Chris in Canada
13. amanda
14. DesertSky Quilting
15. Quilting Gail
16. Carol Andrews
17. Dq at Dreamworthyquilts

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Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

That robin is so cute. I stopped feeding the birds this winter because it encourages the stray cats into my yard, but with the snow, I think I will give the birds some food this week.

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

pretty darn cold here I'm so glad I don't have to go out in it.

Ivani said...

I can't imagine how is living under such low temperature. Too cold for me.
Stay safe and warm and happy stitching time.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Kate, it's been pretty cold here but I'm on a break so I've been doing some slow hand stitching - mostly hexies. They sure add up when you do them for a couple of hours at a time :-) Stay warm and take care.

piecefulwendy said...

I'm pretty sure all the birds around here this morning have that chunky look too! We've warmed up from -18 to -15 (feels like -33). Brr. Hope you are tucked in and warm today while it snows!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

We're getting that brutal cold here in Colorado, too. Brrr! The birds don't seem too bothered by it, though. It is nice for staying in and sewing however. Here's hoping we get a warm-up soon!

Meloney said...

I think it is cold all over the country. Your robin does look very puffed up. Looks like it can barely stand. LOL They are so pretty.

Kathleen said...

I wish I would see a robin - haven't seen one since September - that is my sign that spring is right around the corner - but with temperatures below 0 I don't think I'm going to see Mr Robin for a few more weeks.

Sara said...

No robins around here, but the chickadees have been busy at the feeder outside my home office window. It was -20 overnight and expected to be just as cold tonight. But since I’m being wimpy and not leaving the house in this cold, I have been spending plent of time sewing.

DawnyK said...

Wowzers! Stay warm. Good luck with the weather and stitching this week!

seabreezequilts said...

brrrr that is cold we complain when it gets down to 4C can't image 4F. we are back to more mild weather but this week is going to be hot by the end which is another reason to stay inside.

Emily said...

That Robin is adorable!!! Your temperatures, however, are not. I don't miss those days! (Used to live in Minnesota, I'm in North Carolina now.) It's been cold here for us and I even broke out the long underwear for our walks this weekend, but nothing like what you have! Glad the colder weather at least means stitching!

Carol Andrews said...

It was really coldhere for the past week or so with temperatures hitting 29 below Celsius. Today the snow started again which means warmer weather. All I know is I’m staying home and sewing. Love that sweet little Robin.

Jennifer said...

What a crazy week! Glad you were able to work remotely a few days and managed to have time for sewing! Hope it has warmed up for you - we got above freezing on Friday for the first time in over two weeks and now it almost feels balmy in the mid-40s!