Sunday, October 28, 2012

Slow Stitching Sunday

Hand stitching or driving?!?
This is a typical photo of me... never wasting a single moment of time. If I am waiting in traffic, I am using those moments to sew!
That is the only way that quilts get made in my life! 
I make very stitch count.

I have finished hand quilting my 36 patch quilt along quilt, and am now stitching down the binding.
Still loving every stitch. I know I will be sad when this quilt is finished. Do you find yourself moving more slowly towards the end of a project, so that it won't be over?
Link up your hand stitching blog post and show us what are you sewing by hand this week.


16 comments:

Deb said...

Too funny! Reminds me of me waiting to pick up the kid at school. I usually work on my hand quilting while playing I spy with Emily!

*karendianne. said...

So pretty the 36 patch!!! Great photo.

beaquilter said...

I have a bag in my car with hand applique, now I don't work on it at a red light, but in the car line getting kids from school, and today- to and from church when hubby is driving

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Nothing for me to show this week due to my puppy stress, but wanted to let you know your quilt on the tree is lovely! Looks so nice by the lake. Your pictures are always beautiful...you live in a beautiful place! Keep up the good work! Love your new header photo also...

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

You are so funny! I have not tried that yet but boy it sure beats waiting in traffic. Love your quilt, no I am not sad I am anxious to move on to the next. Enjoy your Sunday.

Lori said...

I love that quilt! Yes, sometimes I am very sad to have a quilt finished.

Teresa in Music City said...

I can't stand to sit and wait in line in the car either, so I always have a book with me. Taking a small stitching project is a great idea!

I'm doing some work on The Blue Collection today during football, but nothing blogged, so nothing to link. I'll try to do better next week :*)

Carrie P. said...

I have a friend who hand pieces while at lights.
Your quilt looks beautiful.

Janet O. said...

Never tried the hand stitching from the driver's seat. I'd probably get too absorbed and not notice it was my turn to go. : )
I am always excited for a finish. Can't say I have ever been sad about one. If I love it I want it done!
This quilt is beautiful--and I love the setting for the photo!

pennydog said...

I must say I tend to speed up at the end because the end is in sight and it takes a lot of effort not to leave something as a WIP as my attention turns to new things way to easily!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I would never be able to concentrate on quilting or stitching while waiting in traffic - I don't even do it in the doctors office waiting for an appointment

The Cozy Quilter said...

I often do binding in the car when we are on a long trip. It helps me to stay awake for the trip, and I get something done. Win-win! BTW, I only do this when I am the passenger!

audrey said...

You crack me up! I often stitch in the car, but never while I'm in the drivers seat (well, unless I'm waiting in a parking lot)! I saw your slow stitching button and I know how to copy the image, but where do I get the code so it will link back to your blog?

cajunquilter said...

Kathy, thanks for leaving the nice comment on my blog! I love comments lol. The cross hatch does take a long time, but I love it around applique.

Jacqui's Quilts said...

LOL Kathy! How often have you had someone honking at you!! Too funny.

Jacqui

Jeanne said...

Your 36 Patch quilt is beautiful! Love that you hand quilted it, too.