Sunday, December 15, 2013

Slow Sunday Stitching - Thank you!

I just love Sundays! 
Not only because it is now my practice to make time to rest and do some relaxing hand stitching, but also because of the Slow Sunday Stitching link up party. Thank you to each blogger who links up with the Slow Sunday Stitching party, and to each person who takes the time to comment and encourage our slow stitching friends. As the links appear throughout the day, it is almost like a little Christmas to see the wonderful projects being stitched and to be inspired by the words and stitches of other creative souls. Last week was a great lineup of projects to enjoy! We had some binding, applique, cross stitch, embroidery, crochet, hand quilting, crazy quilting, english paper piecing, and some block piecing by hand... what more could a hand stitcher ask for?!?! 
I would also like to say thank you to Connie over at Freemotion by the River for making the link up button for me, and thank you to Angela over at SoScrappy for the instructions on how to get the magical code to link it up. If you are not a blogger, you would be amazed at how many steps it takes to host a weekly linky blog post, and it really does "take a village"! Thank you to everyone! 


This is sounding like an Academy Award speech (cue the music!) and I didn't even win an award! I  just want to acknowledge those who have been so generous with their help along the way.
Okay...back to Slow Sunday Stitching. I will be working on my Accidental Quilt, aka "Up, Up and Away".  I machine stitched the binding to the front of the quilt, and today I will be hand stitching it down on the back of the quilt. 

I found the perfect fabric for the binding - Marmalade by Bonnie and Camille. 

A little pack of Marmalade squares that was gifted to me at February's quilt camp started this project in the first place, so I was happy to find some yardage for the binding. I will be finishing the stitching on this binding today!
What are you hand stitching? Share your project in the links below... can't wait to see what you're working on today!





15 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

I am working on the binding for some Christmas gifts that I can't show on my blog so I can't link up. I love doing the binding on a quilt! I still have to do the labels too. Your accidental quilt is looking good. Can't wait to see it all finished!

Deb A said...

I so LOVE that quilt and all those tiny stitches you have been putting into it. Enjoy the binding today. The 4 year old is waiting for us to head to IHop for breakfast and then I hope to work on a post later today to hook up. Maybe binding, maybe hand quilting..... not sure yet =)

Design Originals by KC said...

Finishing my sewing machine cabinet cozy with slow stitches and loving every minute... hope to link up this week... if not will show off next week... love the colors you are looking at with the quilt you are binding... so happy and cheerful! Hope your water isn't brown anymore and your heat is back! Kathi

sunny said...

And the award goes to . . . . Kathy! I love your header photo!!!! Can you tell me more about Slow stitching Sunday?

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I think I am going to do some applique work today...just never managed to get any decent pictures for a post :) Still, I like to check in each week whether or not I have a post to link up :)

Ellen said...

Kathy - thank you for hosting it is one of my favourite places to link up with.

I worked on some applique earlier this week. If I can get some binding done today on my Seven Sisters quilt I will be very happy.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

No kidding about the perfect binding for this quilt! Love that line and that print in particular.

Raewyn said...

I love the name of this quilt - it looks great. My Sunday was spent doing stitcheries and knitting - if they weren't Christmas presents i would have loved to link up too - next time maybe :-)

Teresa in Music City said...

Thank YOU Kathy for hostessing this linky party! It has encouraged me many times to pick up my needle so I will have something to link up :*)

Your quilt is so wonderful! Love the happy fabrics and simple design - and of course the hand quilting makes it even more special :*)

sophie said...

As I was sewing on binding today on a holiday quilt, I wondered how many other quilters around the world were doing the same this weekend. Tis the season for getting it done.

I love Slow Stitch Sunday–it's a lovely weekly reminder to slow down and enjoy the process. Thank you for making it happen.

Ps. I agree, you really did find the Perfect binding for your accidental quilt :-)

kathysnest32 said...

thanks for the linky party.i hope to add my updates on this quilt when i get more accomplished. i loved looking at your pictures. kathleen in beautiful nelson bay

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Kathy, It is very inspiring to see what others are slow stitching each Sunday. Thanks for hosting Slow Stitching Sundays. I can't believe you have finished another beautiful quilt!

Ivani said...

And you have another finished quilt! How many quilts did you make during 2013? Thanks for hosting Slow Stiching Sunday, it makes me moving. Have a wonderful week. Hugs

Janet O. said...

This is such a happy quilt, Kathy! Your binding fabric is a great finish.

Kate said...

The binding is perfect.

It is amazing how much you have to learn to have a weekly linky party. I don't link up as much as I would like, but it's always fun to see all the projects.