Stash Busting Progress – October

Here’s another progress update that isn’t a million weeks late.

In October I only finished up 1 ball of yarn, making these little guys…

2016-10-08-22-49-28I haven’t been doing all that well on this challenge, have I?  My goal was to use up 50% of my stash of 275 balls.  Considering I was only down to 207 at the end of September, and 206 now, I REALLY doubt I’ll use up 68 balls in November and December.  But I can still continue making a dent.  Maybe I’ll get to a third, or maybe I’ll make it a two year challenge.  We’ll see🙂

Starting stash # – 275

Stash # at the end of September – 207

# added to stash in October – 0

# of stash used in October – 1

Stash # at the end of October – 206

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WIP Busting Progress – October

Look at this!  It’s only a couple of weeks since October ended, and I’m already posting the update.  I’m really on top of things this month🙂

This month I added seven projects, but only finished six of them.  Some adorable plushies…

…and some patches for a quilt I’ve been working on..

…and a couple of semi-successful embroidery pieces.

Since I started more projects than I finished I’ve not helped my final total, but I did do a lot of work on some of the Original WIPs.  So hopefully November will have some good numbers.

# of wips at end of September – 20

# of original wips at end of September – 16/31

Wips added in October – 7

Wips completed in October – 6

# of wips at end of October – 21

# of original wips at end of October – 16/31

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Stash Busting Progress – September

I was a good girl and didn’t add any more yarn this month, and I used up 11 balls – more patches…

…and a slightly wonky looking dumpling kitty.

Starting stash # – 275

Stash # at the end of August – 218

# added to stash in September – 0

# of stash used in September – 11

Stash # at the end of September– 207

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WIP Busting Progress – September

In September I added seven projects, and completed all of them!  Mostly patches, again🙂

I also completed three projects I’d started earlier in the year, including a little premie quilt…

…a dragon egg…

…and this beautiful cross stitch.

Didn’t finish off any of the original WIPs though, I really need to start working on that.

# of wips at end of August – 23

# of original wips at end of August – 16/31

Wips added in September – 7

Wips completed in September – 10

# of wips at end of September – 20

# of original wips at end of September – 16/31

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Why Do People Get Bored?

I don’t understand how people can be bored. In this exact moment I wanna read the book I have in the bathroom, I wanna listen to the podcast I’ve been listening to, I wanna test out the silicone chocolate bar mould I got for my birthday, I wanna work on my new lettering hobby, I wanna finish sorting out the wardrobe, I wanna do another dozen things…

And that doesn’t even include the things I SHOULD be doing.  I should be doing laundry.  I should be doing washing up.  I should take that bag of rubbish out.  I should sort out the games shelf.  I should upload more stock to my store website.

I understand not wanting to do the things one should do, but there are so many things I WANT to do too.  That list is barely even a fraction of what I want to do.  Sometimes there are so many things I want to do that my mind kinda explodes and I sit staring at a wall for ten minutes.

How can anyone ever have so little to do, or so little that they want to do, that they get bored?  Can someone explain it to me?

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Stash Busting Progress – August

In August I used a massive 20 balls of yarn.  A whole bunch on the garter stitch rug that I will get around to taking a photo of one day, some on my scrappy scrap quilt, a couple on patches, and some on more adorable little rabbits.

And I didn’t add any balls of yarn to the stash either🙂

Starting stash # – 275

Stash # at the end of July – 237

# added to stash in August – 0

# of stash used in August – 20

Stash # at the end of August – 218

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WIP Busting Progress – August

In August I started a new cinema project, which will take a long time to finish – and so I really didn’t help my WIP total with that.  In total I started eight new projects, but I finished six of them – mostly some patches.

I also finished off 3 earlier WIPs I created this year –  some mice and that garter stitch rug I never got around to taking a picture of.

# of wips at end of July – 24

# of original wips at end of July – 16/31

Wips added in August – 8

Wips completed in August – 9

# of wips at end of August – 23

# of original wips at end of August – 16/31

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