It's hard to believe that it is week 30 for the year, and next weekend is the beginning of August. That's more than four months since we started staying at home. I try to keep busy to help the time pass, and goodness knows there is always plenty to do around the house. I'm enjoying being able to help more with the vegetable garden, and I've started to attack the reorganization of my sewing room.
As for the stash, I have no usage to report for the week, but my most recent fabric order arrived a few days ago. I discovered a $25 gift certificate that I had won in a giveaway a couple years back, and fortunately it was still valid. I used that to buy four yards of a Tula Pink fabric that I've been wanting for awhile. The plan is to use this as the background in a future project for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. My photo seems a little dark; the fabric is actually a paler cream than this looks.
2020 STASH TOTALS
Used last week: 0.0 yards
Used year to date: 122.25 yards
Added last week: 4.0 yards
Added year to date: 38.75 yardsNet used year to date 83.50 yards
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Kate's 15 Minutes to Stitch challenge at Life in Pieces has us tracking how many days each week we get in at least 15 minutes of quilting time. I'm uncertain how to count my days for last week. I did some cutting or stitching on five of the days, but I also spent several hours almost every day working on reorganizing my sewing room. This is something that has been needed for a long time, and it feels good to be making progress. It's slow going because I'm really trying to go through everything and decide what to keep and what to get rid of. So far I've managed to finish one closet. This is the "after" shot--I didn't think to take a "before" picture when I started.
Here's my dilemma--do I count the days that had no cutting/stitching time on current projects but I did spend hours on cleaning and organization. The clean-up isn't moving my current projects forward, but it should make my quilting more efficient in the long run. For now, I'm going to count only the five days that had cutting/stitching time. If there are enough opinions otherwise, I can change the numbers later. I would love to hear your thoughts!
15 Minute Challenge:
7/19 - 7/25 5 of 7 days
2020 Total 196 of 207 days
Happy quilting and stay safe everyone!
Julie in GA