Sunday, December 09, 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching



Welcome to Slow Stitching Sunday where we make time to slow down our lives, to breathe deeply, to pick up a needle and thread, and take some slow stitches. 
I traced another Gail Pan embroidery pattern to stitch this week and then just didn't feel like working on it. It's cold and wintery here and as cute as it is, I just didn't feel like stitching flowers and a birdhouse. All I wanted to do was get out my oldest UFO and do some hand quilting.


This quilt has been in storage since the weather turned too warm to be sitting under a large, heavy quilt. This quilt is about 22 years old and I still really like it!  I have enjoyed every slow stitch over the years and know that one of these days I'm going to be quilting the border, and then putting on the binding. 


But it won't be happening this month, and probably not even this year.
This month I'm going to enjoy sitting under a warm quilt and working on a project that has no deadline. I'm not making it for anyone, or to gift for a special occasion. It's just an old quilt with a long history, with lots of hours of stitching put into it, under the supervision of my granddog Max who loves to snuggle in a quilt. 
Such happy memories!

I've dug out my circular wooden hoop, quilting thread and needles, my favourite scissors and my quilting glasses. I'm ready to start the winter hand quilting season!

What are you hand stitching today? Do you find that your hand stitching preferences change with the seasons?
Link up your blog post below and share your slow progress with us.

   

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21 comments:

kate steeper said...

i must admit ive dragged my hand quilting out to keep my legs warm , not 20 odd years but at least 5..lol

Sarah said...

It's such fun to take out an old project and re-ignite your enthusiasm for it. I hope you get lots of slow stitching done today along with all those lovely memories!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I definitely love having a quilt that needs hand quilting in the winter to cozy up under.

Jill said...

This quilt pattern with alternate blocks is one of my favorites. Now that you mention it, my stitching projects have changed during the seasons. Enjoy your December hand quilting.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Hand quilting is a perfect project for a cold day Just do whatever your slow stitching heart desires!

Design Originals by KC said...

Enjoy stitching this winter on your UFO and have fun with it :) Kathi

Kathy S. said...

What a gorgeous WIP to spend the winter with! It's beautiful. I love all the scrappy goodness of it. I can tell that Max does too. It's wintery cold here in Ohio too. It's been in the 20's most of this week. Happy stitching! I love your relaxed approach to it.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That looks like the perfect project for a wintry Sunday! Enjoy!

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

I don't usually have anything covering my legs when I am piecing or quilting - I guess maybe I keep my house warmer or I don't get as cold - the house is usually 68 degrees and with wool socks jeans and sweater I am fine.

Deb A said...

Yes, I notice I tend to prefer working on certain things by season. Love when you pull this one out each winter! Happy stitching.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Happy Winter hand quilting, Kathy!

Deb said...

Such a lovely quilt to have in your hoop and you just reminded me I have a quilt from 1989 I need to finish quilting so I grabbed that out of the closet just now so I can get some stitching in now that the nights here in Florida get cool, and right now its cold rainy and damp and I have a little time to quilt.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Nice to work on something that is not involved in a 'goal'. LOL. What type of marking pen do you use for your embroidery?

Birthe M. Kalleland. Bjørhovde said...

Such a pretty Gail Pan stitching! Your old quilt project is amazing! Enjoy the hand stitching.

Chantal said...

Your post is so nice this morning, Kathy. It makes me longing for some hand quilting. Unfortunately, I have nothing at the ready and what's in the frame has to be unpicked. I too change project with the season. I rarely do quilting in the summer as I prefer to hand piece during the hot months. Quilting is reserved for the colder months. I better hurry and un-stitch Ohio Star so I have something to work on during the Christmas Season. Enjoy! ;^)

Suzanne said...

I am like you...I like working on smaller projects in the warm weather and a warm quilt top in the colder weather. I need to prep my Trip Around the World top for a Winter slow stitch project (after the Holidays)

Kaja said...

I like the quilt in your hoop a lot. This is the perfect time of year to sit under a quilt as you work on it!

Sandy said...

Been awhile since I've linked up, but decided to do...even though the day is 3/4 gone. Been knitting while reading blogs, stopping to type and repeat, lol. LOVE your 22 year old quilt. I've got some old WIP, but you win the prize.
Sandy's Space

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful quilt, I had one of those long-time projects and it was small, nothing as big as yours. But I did finish this year, and am loving it. Great work!

Deanna W said...

Your quilt is wonderful. Love those long enduring quilt projects. Mine is my hexie one...I don't think it will ever be done!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

About all I've been doing lately is slow stitching.