I just love Sunday mornings at Slow Sunday Stitching. Last week's link up was so wonderful. I enjoyed seeing many of the posts that included a photo of your hand, and I know just how challenging it is to taking a selfie while stitching. I saw a great variety of projects, thimbles, techniques, and colours. And I was inspired by many of your comments.
Carla reminded us that we have to take care of our hands, and be careful not to overdo because they are our most important tool... YES!
Maureen said "The hardest part is getting started". That is so true with many things in life, eh? Once we get going, and it doesn't seem as difficult as we had thought, we gain confidence with practice, and actually enjoy it!
Your slow stitchers rock!
So, on to announcing the winner (of the stitching tools giveaway) from last week's link up of hand photos. There were 37 amazing link ups last week, and the lucky winner is... #20 which is Debra from Quilting Artist. Congrats to Debra! Hop over to her blog and check out the very cool thimble she used in her hand stitching photo.
My slow stitching project is a block sampler that I started in June 2013, and have been hand quilting since September 2014. All the hand quilting is finished now and I must admit to feeling a little bit sad as I attach the binding. I always feel this way at the end of making a quilt that I have really enjoyed making and have an attachment to. I have begun to ponder which project I will hand quilt next. I sure wouldn't want to get the DTs (a delirium caused from withdrawal from an addiction, like hand quilting!) Maybe I will finish up the wallhanging that was cast aside when I became obsessed with this quilt? Or maybe I will begin quilting another UFO?
But for today, I will enjoy every stitch as I hand sew this binding down. What are you hand stitching today? I hope you link up your project below and share the progress (or maybe the lack thereof) that you have made this week.