Sunday, October 15, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching

A big welcome to all you hand stitching aficionados! 
This is the weekly link up to share your projects with other stitchers around the world who truly appreciate how long it really takes to create the kind of treasures that you are working on.

This is the view where I was slowing down with my hand stitching last weekend. I loved the sound of the water rushing over the rapids. The leaves were a range of beautiful colours and the sun was brilliant. It could not have been a more perfect day to stitch in the sun.  

quilting is finished on another embroidered block

I have been working on my Life is Beautiful project for two and a half years. In February, my project will celebrate it's 3rd birthday. That's just how it goes with hand stitching. Projects take a long time and progress slowly. We learn to appreciate how this process of making stitches with our own hands forces us to slow down our heartbeat, our days, and our lives.

quilting is finished on 4 alternate blocks
There are 63 blocks in my quilt, 32 of which are hand embroidered and 31 are alternate blocks. The embroidery is finished and I am hand quilting all the blocks individually (to join them in a quilt-as-you-go way when they are ready). I have finished quilting 18 of the embroidery blocks (past the half way point ... woohoo!) and have also finished quilting these 4 alternate blocks (not anywhere near the half way point!)
But my progress is slow and steady... just how I like it!

So what are you hand stitching today? Link up your blogpost and share your slow progress with us!

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ES said...

I bound a round coaster today, it's my first round object that I've sewn binding on! It'll need a bit of pressing to get it flat!! I'm happy with it though:)

Sarah said...

Your Sunday round up really inspires me to slow down and take stock of the past week! Today I'm going to work on my red work.

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

what a wonderful project you have and that scenery you had last week is so pretty nothing better

The Cozy Quilter said...

In that place, I would have a hard time staying focussed on my project!

CathieJ said...

Sometimes I feel silly writing a blog post, because there is almost nothing to show for my stitching, but I know that this is a slow and steady process that I thoroughly enjoy.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Thanks for the reminder to slow down and enjoy!

Kate said...

What a beautiful place to sit and stitch!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I have enjoyed watching your progress on your Life is Beautiful project. Slow and steady progress sounds good to me!

Cathy said...

What a beautiful spot!! Where is that? Perfect for some lovely hand stitching. That’s got to be one of the biggest bonuses of hand work, its portability to places like that. No machines or hydro needed.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

you are doing an amazing job on these