Sunday, April 29, 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching

Welcome to the weekly hand stitching party! 
Handwork gang!
A couple of weeks ago in Karen's hand stitching post she referred to us as "Kathy and the hand work gang". That made me giggle and I remembered this photo... a vicious gang indeed!
Why not join the gang?!?
Prepare your favourite beverage, grab your stitching project, and enjoy the relaxation that hand stitching offers. 

This week I finished a hand applique block for a sampler quilt. It was a lot more challenging for me than it likely looks, especially to all of you experienced hand appliquers. There is not a sharp point on any of these leaves! LOL But it's done, and it reminded me that I don't really enjoy applique, so I'll go back to my hand quilting today.
You can see some of the other blocks that will join eventually this one in a sampler quilt here.

What are you hand stitching today? Link up your blog post below and share your project with us. 

   

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14 comments:

  1. Karen’s comment regarding your gang also made me giggle. You do have quite a following despite some of us not doing handwork and/or posting about it every week. The tongue-in-cheek photo sums it up as sometimes hand stitchers have to defend their work. ;-) Hopefully, I can participate with your ‘handwork gang’ today.

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  2. I always think that since I enjoy hand-stitching I should enjoy all aspects of it and I am disappointed when I don't enjoy it. I have yet to try hand-applique. I know I am not a fan of machine applique, but you never know. I thing your leaves look just fine. I will be joining that "handwork gang" today, but in a much calmer fashion. LOL

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  3. there are many kinds of leaves and rounded are my favorite :)

    Funny photo!! :)

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  4. What a great photo! I am currently doing my favorite hand work - whipping binding on a quilt. But I haven't posted on it yet. I don't think I'll get back to my wool applique until fall. But I'll join the party when I can. Thanks for hosting! I do enjoy seeing what everyone is doing.

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  5. Your leaves are just fine, perfection is over rated sometimes. You just gave your project your own special touch.

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  6. so glad to be part of the Gang!! had to laugh when I saw the photo this morning!

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  7. Some leaves are more rounded than others...I love the colours you used. I am definitely happy to be a Slow Sunday Stitching Gangster!

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  8. Your leaves look wonderful to me! I don't know all the fine points about leaves but realistically lots of leaves aren't pointed!

    I hang with the gang almost all the time but most Sundays the post would look the same as the previous Sunday and the Sunday before that, etc. so I usually only post at start and finish of a hand quilting project.

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  9. I love the colors in your applique block, they really catch your eye. No one will notice the lack of sharp points. Happy stitching today!

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  10. I'm with you on hand appliqué work. I struggle with it but yours looks great!

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  11. I’m joining you today and I’m sewing down a binding on a baby quilt. It’s a donation to my quilt guild to give away. I always read and enjoy your blog. Have a good day! Hugs,

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  12. Your block is so pretty what with the design and combination of colors. Thank you for hosting and sharing!

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  13. Love the applique block and the Gang photo brought a big smile to my face.

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  14. I look forward to Sunday posts. I'm part of the gang too. I'm so relieved to read your thoughts on hand applique. I am trying..."trying" the freezer paper method and I'm surprised I've had issues with it. But I'll persevere and master this technique. I love hand stitching and will NOT let it beat ME!! lol.
    xx, Carol

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