Stash Reports Week #48

I could use some prayers. Wednesday afternoon I sought care for heart palpitations. They had been occurring each evening starting Sunday, and by Wednesday they were non-stop. They ran an EKG and found that my heart rate was irregular, but the cardio consult determined it is Premature Atrial Complexes, which means the Atria is marching to it’s own beat! LOL. I was hoping it was caused by stress or caffeine, but at this point we are wondering if it isn’t related to the painting that’s been going on around here. Paint fumes? it seems to get worse the more painting that is going on. I will call my Dr on Monday and see what the next step is, because I can’t continue with these butterflies in my chest non-stop, and the painting isn’t going to be over for a few more days. Thanks!

Sewing Stats
Fabric In: +0 yards
Fabric Out: -1.16 yards
Net Fabric: -1.16 yards
Fabric YTD: +37.75 yards
Spending YTD: $2624.18

In: Nothing! Maybe I can finish the year without buying any more fabric?

Out: Piecing a new tablerunner, Red Goose, Wild Goose Chase is the pattern, I altered it a bit to fit a certain table.


Worked on the last charity top made by my guild friends.


I will be working on the Sashiko panel again,
maybe some Sunday I might finish it?

Knitting Stats
Last Week: 53,702 yards/282 skeins
Knitted: 132 yards/0 skeins
Purchased: 0 yards/0 skeins
Ending Stash: 53,570 yards/281 skeins
Spending YTD: $76.56

In: Nothing

Out: Finished the Cowl! Reveal after it dries. It’s been drying for 3 days!

7/7 Week
309/335 YTD

      1. UFO 2020 #3 Churn Bash
      2. Mudsocks Guild BOM
      3. Quilts Plus BOM
      4. Quilt Freya (aka Frolic)
      5. Squirrel-Red Goose  /
      6. Miranda Day Bag X
      7. Baby Teething Ring /
      8. Pink Grapefruit /
      9. Sashiko Piece /
      10. HST Wallhanging
      11. Finish Cocoa Puffs X
      12. Keep Me Warm Cowl
      13. Quilt Charity Quilt #1 
      14. Quilt Granny Square /
      15. Quilt Ripples Runner
      16. Quilt Charity Quilt #2 
      17. Quilt Charity Quilt #3
      18. Quilt Charity Quilt #4

√ Done / In Progress X Not Done

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Author: chrisknits

A knitter, sewist, quilter, mom, wife, and doodle lover!, but not necessarily in that order. Just ask my family, they'll tell you who comes first. Psst, it's the doodles!

31 thoughts on “Stash Reports Week #48”

  1. Oh no! I hope the heart gets back into a normal rhythm for you soom. Are you able to sleep elsewhere until the painting and fumes are gone? Your table runner is beautiful.

  2. Wishing you the best with your heart problems. I can certainly imagine that the flutters are distracting and upsetting. That table runner is so pretty. I hope you have enough fabric to finish it. Hugs.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear about your heart issues, Chris. That can be scary, which then makes it all worse. It would be good to know if the painting could cause something like that. The new tablerunner looks really pretty with those flying geese – do they go all around?

  4. What a busy gal you are! Hoping for relief from the heart issues; my husband had similar issues when we began a remodel here in our kitchen; we blames excess dust and clutter everywhere. I love that Flying Geese table topper – it is inspiring me to get busy!

    1. Thank you. It all started a few days after the painting began, so it’s the only common denominator we can connect. I am quilting the runner right now, couldn’t wait to get it done!


  5. have you tried wearing a face mask in the house to possibly filter out the fumes – some people wear a respiratory contraption that contractors use for heavy paint jobs – that and open windows for a short while with a fan to try to pull the fumes out? Hope it will get better soon – I bet it is the paint – good luck

  6. Hope you get your heart issues sorted out, that is no fun. I was having palpitations one time when my potassium was dangerously low.

  7. Recently, James Nestor’s Breath book has shown me how my own issues with smells, i.e. paint fumes and trying to avoid by mouth breathing may have caused my heart arrhythmia. I have taken up James suggested breathing methods and my body is responding much better. 5.5 seconds inhale and 5.5 seconds exhale for soothing the body. Doctors don’t really know that mouth breathing causes so much harm. Wishing you the best of luck and hope that the painting is done soon!!!

    1. I will look into that. I definitely have a heightened sense of smell and have to avoid most chemical cleaners due to it. That might be a good reference for me. Thanks! > >

  8. I’m so sorry you are having trouble with your heart via the paint fumes. I hope everything settles down soon. Your table runner is lovely, such nice colors and crisp piecing.

  9. I will definitely be praying for you! Of all the heart things that can go wrong–A-fib is a good one! (that sounds weird, sorry!) Most likely meds are in your future! Take care-rest your mind and body! Hugs.

    1. Thank you. They aren’t calling it A-fib, since it isn’t a heart racing, it’s a mis-beat. I am calling my Dr in the morning to see where to go from here. > >

  10. Hopefully your problems with your heart will be gone when the painting is finished. It’s amazing how toxic paint fumes are. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Take it easy and enjoy a little Sashiko stitching today.

  11. I hope you’ve found a solution to the racing heart problem. That’s not fun at all. Love that table runner! Hope you got in lots of stitching time this last week. My week didn’t go so hot on a number of fronts and I’m way behind on blog reading and emails.

    1. I have had to drop a lot of blogs I just wasn’t reading each day, the unread was just growing too big and making me feel guilty! LOL Thanks, it’s been a good week. > >

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