Wednesday, 11 September 2013

WIPW - 5 out of 10080

Work In Progress Wednesday

is meant to be a 'report any needlework progress you have made in the last week'. (See Pintangle for mote details).

Now I am no mathematical genius, but I believe there are 10.080 minutes in a week. Out of all those minutes I have spent only 5 on embroidery, adding this single leaf to my WIP embroidery. TAST stitch #61 Up and Down Feathered Buttonhole.






This cushion cover was used as a travelling project, a little something to work on while in Europe this summer. Now that I am back in Japan I have been swamped by household chores and paperwork so very little progress has been made. Hopefully I will have more progress to report next week!

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  1. It can only get better! It is times like that, that make us appreciate what we can squeeze out all the more!

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    1. YES, it can only get BETTER! Today I have more or less finished off all those chores that needed doing, and hope to spend LOTS of time for the rest of the week with my needles and thread.

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  2. not like you Queeenie to b neglectful with your stitching, you have reminded me maybe I should do some household chores too

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    1. There are times Margaret, when one just have to put family and home first. Now that the house is de-moulded and the larder filled with food, I can sit down with my embroidery frame again.

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  3. Five minutes here and there adds up! You've *done* something, and that keeps the project going. Don't be too glum about it, we all have slow weeks, fortnights, months, years......!!=)

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    1. Please, don't remind me of those UFOs at the back of the cupboard!
      Heat, humidity, mould everywhere, sleepless nights and mountains of paper work put a stop to needlework, but I will begin to get back on track now.

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  4. There's always so many work to be done when coming home from vacation. But I'm glad you found the time to stitch this pretty leave!

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    1. I'm glad, too, that I managed to make this single leaf at least. If it hadn't been for the WIPW whip I might not have done anything. Thanks to Sharon and all you bloggers for the encouragement.

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  5. What are household Chores???? much better to sew.

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    1. Oh, I wish I lived in a place where mould did not grow worse than weeds; you find it in shoe boxes, on cupboard walls and even in the fridge, believe it or not. It's easy to keep at bay with a bit of daily care but be away for a several weeks and you have a 'green and furry' homecoming.
      Of course I'd rather be playing with my sewing!!

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  6. 5 is better than 0 and it is a very nice leaf.

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    1. That's the best math lesson I've had in a long time! Thank you, and for your kind words about the leaf.

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  7. There are times like these, especially when we are suffering from jet lag. But you did do some stitching so no worries.

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    1. Thank you Carolyn, yes, jet lag is another hurdle. The mountain of paper work that needed immediate attention, the untouchable mouldy surfaces and restocking the larder just had to be dealt with first.

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  8. I always think I need a vacation when I get home from a vacation to rest and catch up on all that needs to be done. Five minutes and a single leaf is better than none at all. Your work in progress is looking good.

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    1. I, too, often feel in need of a holiday after a holiday! Travelling to the other side of the Globe, from an autumnal climate to the moist summery heat of Tokyo and all those things that have been piling up (post/mould/empty food containers...) drains you of even more energy.
      Now I am beginning to see the end of the tunnel and can settle down in my world of textile again.

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  9. It takes no time at all before things get out of control where housework is concerned so when all jobs are done, take a deep breath, put the kettle on and have a nice cup of tea!

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    1. We think alike, Susan. It was just the thing I did when I felt I had put the house in order again - then I sat down to do some stitching!

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  10. so you used about 0.05 % of your week to stich ^^. the most important is not the quantity, but the quality

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    1. Thank you, Isabelle. Nice words from the math expert! THIS week I have used considerably more percent on needlework!

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