Sunday, March 25, 2018

15 Minutes to Stitch

It's time to update my progress on the 15 Minutes to Stitch challenge.  I'm not perfect anymore.

As you know all last week, I sewed sashing pieces for On Ringo Lake.  I've been working on the sashing for several weeks, in fact.  So when it came time to do more sewing, I could not find the motivation to do it.  I do know that if I keep at it, eventually I will be done. I know that the bigger pieces show more progress and once I get through the sashing, there won't be any small pieces to sew.

But instead, I wanted to watch last season's Relative Race and do genealogy research. I did do a lot - cooking, cleaning, working, filing taxes, grocery shopping, walking the dog, etc.. Genealogy and quilting tend to compete and this week, genealogy won.

I was almost going to clock a big fat zero for the whole week and then I thought about the challenge, and I didn't want to go from perfection to a total dud, so I managed to get about 30 minutes of sewing today. Having this challenge check-in did motivate me to get more done.

Days with stitching this week:  2 out of 7 days
Days with stitching this month:  20 out of 25 days
Days with stitching this year:  79 out of 84 days
Success rate:  94%

That's still an A on most grading scales, so I will take it. 

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Kate said...

Sometimes it's good to mix things up. As much as we all love stitching, it can become a chore. After last year, I decided that 100% wasn't realistic for most of us. When you think about it, stitching 90% of the days in any given year is a lot of time in the sewing room. Thanks for linking up this week. Hope next week isn't as much of a struggle for you.

Allie-oops Designs said...

I have trouble piecing quilts because a) it's boring, and b) it's boring. Not to mention I stink at it. I'd probably not make 5% with just piecing, lol!

Kaja said...

Well done for avoiding that big fat zero - hopefully a week spent doing other stuff will have refreshed you, though most of us have some part of quilting that we have to push ourselves through.