Sunday, May 16, 2021

Stitching and Stashing--Week 20, 2021

I have been enjoying such a wonderful week! I flew to Wisconsin on Tuesday, visiting family that I haven't seen since November of 2019. It is such a joy to spend time with my mother, my sister and brother-in-law, their two daughters and their families. Best of all, I got to meet the two newest members of the family. This is Mariella and Rolan, who were both born last summer. (That is Mariella's big sister Clara in the background.)

As usual, a visit with my sister Karen meant an opportunity to visit some quilt shops. We went to three shops in two days, but I didn't go crazy buying fabric. I mostly stuck to light neutrals, with a total of 3.25 yards to add to the stash. I used 1.125 yards for the 30's Kaleidoscope blocks that I shared in yesterday's post.

Used last week:                            1.125 yards
Used year to date:                       97.875 yards
Added last week:                             3.25 yards
Added year to date:                         44.0 yards
Net used year to date               53.875 yards

Since I was going to be away from home for a week, I knew I needed a hand stitching project to bring along. I didn't have any hand applique or English paper piecing in the works, so I decided to start something new. I have been working on this little redwork embroidery project all week. Santa measures about 3.5" top to bottom. I finished him last night and have already started a new, larger piece.

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. For the first time all year, I did not get stitching time every day. There was one night of just watching TV and no energy to pull out the embroidery. My perfect record is over!

15 Minute Challenge for 2021: 
5/9 - 5/15                  6 of 7 days
2021 Total           134 of 135 days

Check out more stash reports at quiltpaintcreate and join the 15 Minutes to Stitch challenge at Life in Pieces. 

Happy quilting everyone!

Julie in GA


  1. It is definitely wonderful to be able to see family again! Your week sounds like a good one. I love that little redwork Santa!

  2. What simply adorable little must have really been a fun visit for you....
    Your Santa looks great, hugs, Julierose

  3. I'd say it was the perfect reason to miss a day!

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  5. Oops. Delete my comment on your last flew! Looks as though you had a grand visit.

  6. SEW glad that you enjoyed your visit, Julie!!

  7. Sounds like you had a great visit with the family, definitely worth one night of no stitching. Your metrics still look really good. You showed great restraint during the fabric shopping.


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