Happy Canada Day!
This week I have been hand stitching the binding on my June UFO quilt. You can see a photo of the finished quilt on this blog post from yesterday. Binding a quilt is one of my all time favorite hand stitching activities. It's quicker and easier to do by machine, but I will do it by hand, for as long as my hands allow me to!
While stitching I have been watching DVDs of Downton Abbey, which is such a great series. I was catching up on some snail mail correspondence (yep...I do still use the postal service!) and couldn't resist taking a photo of the envelopes going out in yesterday's mail. If you've watched Downton Abbey, you'll know the significance of the letters, and here's a little video montage of all the mail from the first 7 episodes...can you remember the news in each letter?!? Aren't the outfits spectacular?!?
Okay...back to stitching...are you doing any hand work this week? Any snail stitching that you can share with other blog readers?
A big thank you to the bloggers Teresa, Diane, Angela, Jo, Audrey, and Ruth who linked up their hand work posts last week. It was so inspiring to see what you are working on, that I have decided to try to entice you to participate in the weekly link up by having a draw for a gift. I will put one entry into a draw for each of the link ups on the Hand Stitching on Sunday posts and at the end of the month one lucky blogger will win a little "hand work" gift. So much fun! Don't be shy...tell us what you're stitching!