Sunday, June 14, 2020

Additions to the Quote Quilt

It is amazing how much quilting you can get done when you are procrastinating cleaning out the basement!  I had a week of evenings working on the quote quilt while listening to an audiobook while keeping Zeus company as he fretted over fireworks or thunderstorms, depending on the day.

This space was supposed to be filled with a scene but I kept thinking of motifs I wanted to add so it became that instead.

This guy was sitting in the inspiration photo but standing seemed better for the quote so I am leaving his legs like that. Plus I don't feel like drawing the legs.

I keep saying how excited I am about putting the dates of this quilt on the label. I couldn't wait so I went ahead and put the dates on the quilt. The squirrel will subtly help explain the long time period of the quilt's process. Now I really have to get it done this year. I don't think it can wait until 2200!

2020:  Week 24 of 15 Minutes to Stitch

This was cleanup week for the project that didn't happen at work.  The current job is expected to continue for several weeks.

15 minute days this week -- 7 out of 7
15 minute days this year -- 139 out of 152 days
Success rate  = 91%

Monday, June 8, 2020

Two More Weekly Stitching Reports

I joined a food delivery service for the adventure of it.  Just a couple of weeks worth to see how it was and try out different foods. It is fun, but the dishes have a lot of calories, and there is a lot of the cost is in the packaging and delivery. It was a nice change of pace though.


2020:  Week 22 of 15 Minutes to Stitch

I didn't do any stitching this week.  We had a lot of rain last week, and a tiny trickle of water in the basement.  Although there wasn't any damage in our basement, there was a big flood in the backyard.  To avoid a future disaster, I have moved up the decluttering schedule of the basement. I wanted to wait until the sewing room and guest rooms were done since they are more public than the basement, but I haven't let anyone in the house since the coronavirus situation, so they are all private spaces anyway. My visitors talk to me on the porch, six feet away from me.

The progress in the basement has been going well. It is also a few minutes at a time so it will take a long time to get through, but so far, the decision-making has been fairly easy and it has been easy for me to remove a lot of things out.

15 minute days this week -- 0 out of 7
15 minute days this year -- 125 out of 138 days
Success rate  = 91%

Somehow, the days I don't sew affect the success rate more than the days I do sew. I just dropped from 96% to 91%.

2020:  Week 23 of 15 Minutes to Stitch

I did more enjoyable stitching on the quote quilt this week.  I added the two things shown in these pictures and added the dates on the squirrel.  It explains to the quilters why it took so long to make the quilt. "2002-2020". Now I really HAVE to finish the quilt this year.

15 minute days this week -- 7 out of 7
15 minute days this year -- 132 out of 145 days
Success rate  = 91%

See what I mean? I stitched 7 days this week but the success rate stayed the same. That's all right, it is still an A based on my grading scale!