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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Thursday, 6 October 2016

September Pie, anyone?

Hi everyone, 

Here are my stitching/crafting pies for September.....

Okay, what is a Stitching Pie, I hear you ask?  

Well, I am "stealing" yet another great idea from my dear Stitchy and Bloggy friend, Jo, from Serendipitous Stitching. Each month she includes a pie graph of which projects she has been stitching on - showing how much time, proportionally, has been spent on each one in that month.  

I really like this idea, so I am copying it, thank you Jo, I hope that you don't mind, so here we go for September .....





Here is the breakdown of minutes over the month for each project:


If you click here, you can see the list of projects I worked on last month, to compare.

 This chart shows you the breakdown in %.  Interestingly enough, because I only spent 20 mins stitching on Twas the night in September it shows up as 0%!


Only one of the projects listed above is a knitting project this month - the London Blanket for DD.  And in comparison to last month (five finished pieces) there are only four (I must be slipping - lol!): Xmas Tea, Bad Fairy Halloween, Where Flowers Bloom and Wee Santa. If you click on each one (except Where Flowers Bloom), you can see them in their finished glory, as it were.

For interest's sake, I added up all of my craft minutes for the month of September - and I am happy to say that I managed to increase my crafting time to 12% as opposed to 9% last month.  I think the difference has been that I worked less in September, although to counteract that I have been very busy with our Taiwanese visitors. The
 red is all the other things in life that I do - sleeping, working, cooking, reading, shopping, exercising, socialising, travelling etc.

September...



August....


Okay, that is all from me for now.  Have a good day, everyone, 

hugs, 




15 comments:

Barb said...

I am so impressed with the charts that you and Jo do each month!

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Kaye, this is a great analysis! Should be monitored and recorded everything. I admire your efforts!!!

Tiffstitch said...

Wow! If you were closer I would love to employ you for our business. :) Excellent breakdown.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great pies! I don't monitor the minutes because every hour has multiple interruptions and pauses. I really need one of those chess timers you can pause every time you stop stitching.

Hooked on Quilting said...

What do you guys use for creating the pies? Thanks

Bea said...

Looking good! It's nice to see the time spent with each project. You two might inspire me to pay more attention to how much crafting time I use.

I am said...

great idea Kaye using the pie chart xx

Kanak Trades said...

the details of your stitching are awesome..

MCX Call in Gold

Sheryl S. said...

How interesting Kaye, good idea to keep track.

Julie said...

Nice pie chart its interesting to see how much is spent on each project.

Carol said...

So interesting, Kaye! Glad your crafty time increased, too :)

Stitching Noni said...

Love your pies! I'm not too good at tracking things... I have tried to do a couple of challenges on FB where I have to count stitches... no sorry not for me! I do write down what on stitch on each day but not time spent ;O)
Good to see your crafting time has increased!
Hugs xx

Brigitte said...

Interesting to see your pies. And good for you that your crafting time has increased.

FlashinScissors said...

Fascinating to see how you work this all out, as it must be very hard to keep track of! Nice to know your crafting time has increased!
Hugs, Barbara xx

Heather said...

Great pies!

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