Sunday, January 08, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching

Welcome to the first Slow Sunday Stitching link up party for 2017! If you enjoy hand stitching of any kind, then you have found your tribe! You are welcome to join us here every Sunday and learn how we keep ourselves stitched together... it's one stitch at a time!


The #1 health risk is loneliness and we want you to be have a healthy and happy 2017, so join us! We are a little quirky, we love our needles and threads, we are excited by colour, and we could talk endlessly about our collections of fabric, wool, frames, hoops, and stitching tools. If that sounds like you, then you are one of us!

  • This week I will be putting some stitches into my next Life Is Beautiful block. There are a lot of curves in this design, so it helps to take smaller stitches to get the curves more rounded. I do contemplate the words of each block as I am stitching. But I save the actual stitching of the letters until last, because it's my favourite part and I enjoy the anticipation. Would you stitch your favourite part first or last? 
  • So now it's your turn... being part of a tribe means you contribute in whatever way is comfortable for you. You can link up your hand stitching blog post below and/or visit some of the links that look interesting. See what you can learn, enjoy the sights, and leave comments to encourage your fellow slow stitchers. Happy Slow Stitching Sunday!
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    16 comments:

    1. I never thought of what I would stitch first or last in a project like that. I think I would stich the easier parts (like x's) first and then work up to things like French knots and chains. I'm still a newbie at that kind of stitching. I haven't done much of it since I was a kid (about 10 or 12.)

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    2. On my Life is Beautiful I also stitch the words first but I don't know why. Maybe subconsciously for the same reason as you!

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    3. In applique I always stitch the favorite part, the flowers, last. All the tedious stems and leaves must be worked on first :)

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    4. I'm glad to be part of the tribe! I'm planning on some slow stitching later today...

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    5. Me too...happy to be part of the tribe! Have a good day.

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    6. I tend to stitch the larger elements first, then work to the smaller ones like French knots last. I hope I can figure out something to slow stitch this month! I like being part of this tribe.

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    7. That's very funny...I'd save the stitching of the letters for last, too, but because it's my least favorite part! My letters never look as tidy as the rest of the stitching. I'll have to watch your progress to pick up some tips! January is the month in which depression is the highest, too, to it's good to have a tribe! :)

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    8. I like the sound of that "being part of a tribe" have a happy day stitching.

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    9. I like being part of the slow stitching tribe! Due to your posts I've made progress on several long forgotten counted cross stitch projects on Sundays which has renewed my love for that craft.

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    10. I, too, enjoyed your "sign" about being part of the tribe! I'm happy to join in today!

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    11. I like to do my favorite part first. If it has a face in it I always do that first. I love the tribe sign. Hugs,

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    12. I love those life is beautiful embroideries and will make such a pretty quilt I look forward to seeing the top all put together. I like to embroider my favorite parts first though lately I work left to right on the large blocks I was working on.

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    13. Happy New Year Kathy! Hoping to participate with the tribe all year. In addition to continuing a quilt-as-you-go project, I'm hoping to finally get started on a wholecloth quilting one. Your project sets the tone for the year -- Life Is Beautiful! Enjoy!

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    14. Thanks for doing this for us yet another year!!!

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    15. You are gathering quite a tribe for the new year.
      I don't do a lot of embroidery, so I have no idea whether I would do the lettering first or last.

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    16. I do my favorite part last, it makes me do the parts I don't like as well.

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