Sunday, March 11, 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching

Do you live somewhere in the world where you put your clocks ahead 1 hour last night? Daylight savings time begins which means 1 hour less of sleep last night, and 1 more hour of daylight in the days to come. 
That means more light for hand stitching! Why not get out  your favourite project and a cup of tea, and go sit by a window to enjoy some natural light and relaxation.




My current favourite project is hand embroidered blocks, and this is the one most recently finished. Out of the 4 blocks I've stitched for the "i stitch club 2018" by Gail Pan, it's my favourite so far - the blue bird of happiness!







Here is a tip for those who do hand stitching and want to use up scraps to stitch on, but need the background piece to be large enough to fit into a hoop. 
I use a large basting stitch to join smaller background scraps so that the piece is large enough to work on comfortably in a hoop. Then, once the design is stitched, you just remove the basting/joining stitches and trim to size.

What are you going to work on today? Link up your blog post below and share you hand stitching with us. And I hope you'll join us next week for the next Photo Challenge linkup!


   

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20 comments:

  1. Your embroidery is very pretty. This will be a very nice wall hanging.

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  2. pretty and happy little blue bird. Enjoy your 1st day with Summer time. Happy slow stitching.

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  3. That blue bird stitchery is so cute. Love it.

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  4. That blue bird of happiness is so cute. I hope he is welcoming in Spring!

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  5. That little blue bird is lovely, especially love his tail! I got a start when I began to read you blog I thought I had missed changing the clocks. But its ok the UK doesn't change until the end of March! Have a great day!

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  6. Lovely stitching and that's a great tip. I don't like to use that tiniest hoop anymore and basting some fabric would be a good solution.

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  7. It makes me happy to see your blue bird! Can’t wait for the next photo challenge!

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  8. I also meant to say how much I like your header with the pretty quilting angel.

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  9. Oh, that's a great tip! Seeing yours in the bright cheery colours makes me want to change mine.

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  10. pretty embroidery - I will be doing some EPP today

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  11. Love that little bird from I stitch club! I still adore the bottles with the flowers in them too.

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  12. I love Gail Pan's little bird pattern and yours turned out lovely. The other pieces are sweet too. I love using up scraps for small embroidery pieces I have used the basting to larger fabric too after an Ah-ha moment a few months ago, before that I used double sided tape or spray adhesive.

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  13. Such a cute stitchery! I bought a new pattern and can’t wait to get started.
    I’d be happy to see the end of DST but it’s getting bigger instead of smaller!

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  14. What a great party today! You know, your party has inspired me over the years - such a part of my stitching life! Thank you for hosting!

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  15. Gail Pan designs are always super cute. I love her birds and your blue bird is just adorable. Great idea to baste small pieces together. Thank you for taking the time to organize and host today's stitch along.

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  16. Your tip for basting another piece of fabric to a short edge is what I've sometimes done when I get to the edge of a quilt and the backing is too short. It works well!
    Your embroidery pieces are delightful.
    Thanks for hosting Slow Sunday Stitching.

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  17. It is great hand stitching by natural light almost worth losing the extra hour. Darling embroidered bluebird block. Perfect as we approach spring,

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  18. Is that a new header for the blog? I just noticed the Jim Shore angel. Haven't seen that one before.
    Pat

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