Sunday, July 11, 2021

Stitching Stuff: Week 28 of 2021

The big work project that was eating my lunch early this year isn't over, but it's finally been beaten into submission.  Now I just need to get caught up on other assignments. But at least I'm not having to work those long days I was earlier this year and my stress level is much, much lower now.  So it's been much easier for me to get in my stitching time each day. 

  • 15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
  • 15 minute days/July = 10/10 days
  • 15 minute days/2021 = 165/191 days
  • Success rate = 86.38%
One of my little side efforts this year has been to get a handle on my scraps. I have two big bags of them, plus this drawer that was just packed. 

This is what the drawer looked like at the end of January.  This is what it looks like now. 

It's about half as full as it was.  I do a bit of trimming while I wait for the iron to warm up to press freshly stitched seams. It's been slow, but effective.  

How did your stitchy week go? 

1. Julie in GA
2. maggie f
3. Ivani
4. Chrisknits
5. DonnaleeQ
6. Meloney
7. Sherrie
8. Shasta @ High Road
9. DawnyK
10. Quilting Gail
11. Amanda
12. Dq at Dreamworthyquilts
13. Carol @ Quilt Schmilt

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Julie in GA said...

Trimming scraps is a good filler project between other things or while waiting. I never seem to get around to doing it myself and the scraps just continue to pile up!

Ivani said...

I have a drawer like yours and sometimes is necessary to get the scraps organized. Happy Sunday, Kate.

Sara said...

My week was good. I got a quilt and a table runner bound finally. And I got a new table runner top done. Bonus - we got rain finally.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Getting the scraps under control is a never-ending job, it seems! But it definitely feels good to get some of that accomplished. Glad you're finding more time to work on those kinds of things lately!

Sherrie said...

Progress is progress no matter how small.
Have a great day!

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

Thanks for letting me join your photo challenge. I posted my photos today. Great idea to use those wee bits of time waiting for the iron to warm up to do some scrap management. You are doing well with that!

DawnyK said...

Lovely progress on the scraps. I'm glad your work has calmed down.

seabreezequilts said...

I have little bags of scraps here there and everywhere. I usually get fed up with them and just end up chucking them in the bin. Appliqué is good for scraps but I haven't really been doing much of that recently. Glad work continues to settle down for you.

dq said...

Your drawer is definitely going down which is a good sign! I feel like mine keep multiplying lol.

Carol Andrews said...

Great job on taming those scraps. 😉