Sunday, June 24, 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching

Welcome to the weekly hand stitching party!

We are in full summer mode here, with long sultry evenings and lots of time for stitching in full light.
My friend Barb and I took a road trip to Trout Creek to visit our friend Deanna and Barb's sister Louise. Slow stitching will be on the agenda today for sure. Here is a photo of Deanna last evening working on some hand stitched hexies.

These are Barb's hands trying to figure out how to use this cute little bird shaped needle threader. She seemed to like it and got it working well.

I was finishing up a mini quilt that I just started yesterday. I was supposed to be working on my Scrap Dance quilt but got distracted by the scraps and found myself making a mini quilt (more about that later in the week).

Here's a typical label that I make, just a square folded in half, tucked in the bottom corner on the back of the quilt, stitched across the diagonal edge and then the binding is stitched down on top of the label. 
Today we will be in Deanna's gazebo working on our hand stitching projects and I'll finish up this miniature quilt. I'll show more about our Slow Sunday Stitching next Sunday. 

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12 comments:

Sarah said...

It sounds like you are having a great weekend away. I get how easy it is to be distracted by scraps!

Frédérique said...

You had great stitching time all together ;) Intriguing needle threader, and beautiful label on your quilt!

Kate said...

Enjoy your slow stitching time with your friends!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I've been doing some improv with the Scrap Dance Square Dance leftovers this week, it is getting interesting!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Scraps can sometimes be very distracting... I’m looking forward to seeing your finished quilt. Sounds like a fun weekend .

Sandy said...

That little blue bird is cute! A needle thread sure helps the eyes. Road trip! Very cool, nothing more fun.

Sandy's Space

Julierose said...

Sounds like the perfect spot for some slow handworks...hugs, Julierose

Valerie Reynolds said...

Yes....do enjoy!!

Denise :) said...

Slow Sunday stitching is always made better by friends! Enjoy your day and stitching! Safe travels home ... will be looking forward to next Sunday's post and seeing your finish! :)

Jill said...

So relaxing to be stitching outside especially in a gazebo.

Miaismine said...

Isn't it fun to have friends to sew with? I love being surrounded by fabric, thread, scissors and laughter!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Beautiful stitching and I love seeing stitcher's hands like that.