Slow Sunday Stitching
Welcome to Slow Sunday Stitching where we celebrate the wonderful world of hand stitching. Take a big deep breath, pick up your needle and threads, and enjoy some relaxing moments today.
I have been working on finishing a quilt this week and enjoyed some hand stitching moments. A sampler quilt has been in the works since last July and it has two appliqued butterfly blocks. Here is the first block with 6 wings and hand embroidered antennae (not done yet in the photo).
Here is the second butterfly block. I just love these fine Clover appliqué needles. They are amazingly sharp, but short, and I feel like the hand stitching goes more "smoothly" as the package advertises (no affiliation to the product or company, but a very happy customer). The one challenge is that the needles are very fine and you will require a needle threader to be able to thread them. And they get lost easily... I dropped my needle and it took a long time to find it! Although they are very fine needles, they are also sturdy and I have done a lot of stitching using only one of the needles from the package so far.
I also enjoyed stitching some binding this week, which made for many very happy, relaxing moments! I even hand stitched a LABEL to one corner of the quilt ... oh my goodness, what has become of me?!?! I am actually finishing a quilt... with a label!!! I hope to share the finished quilt on the blog tomorrow... stay tuned :)
Today I'll be hand stitching the binding on one of the quilts I am finishing for the blog hops I am participating in this week. It's an exciting week quilt ahead! You'll have to wait and see what I'm making ... I'm so excited to be sharing THREE finished quilts on my blog this week!
What are you slow stitching today? I look forward to seeing what projects you have in your hands and invite you to share your blog link below.
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The butterfly is so cute! I can't wait to see it tomorrow. I love the scrappy fabrics already. Thanks for the tip on the needles. I don't have a good applique needle yet. I'll check those out.
I love your butterflies... and I hope your binding goes well.. I finished mine last weekend and started a few new projects :) Thanks for the linky <3 Kathi
Those butterflies make me think of Spring!
Cute butterflies! I want to start a hand appliqué project soon. I'm terrible about adding quilt labels, too. I hope by blogging about each quilt, I'll be able to keep up with each quilt that way. 😉
Those butterflies are great. Enjoy stitching your binding.
I hear you on dropped needles :) on hands and knees with a small light looking all over the place and sometimes giving up and finding them the next day while walking past and the light from the window hits it just the right way!
Those are my go to needles for everything hand sewing too.
I have found needles in lots of strange places - fortunately not in our feet yet! Enjoy your binding stitching today!
Been awhile since I've made it to slow stitch Sunday...waving hello to all. I used to use a magnetic needle holder when I did lots of cross stitching to help with keeping needles in place. Love the butterfluy.
I look forward to seeing your quilts. I'm finishing up the quilt on my Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop. I'm going to have to purchase some of those needles.
What a great feeling to get a quilt finished. I look forward to seeing it tomorrow. :-)
Thanks for the little review on the clover needles. I have seen them out in blog land but never really heard the details. Have fun with your slow stitching!
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