Welcome to the weekly hand stitching party where we hope you will get lots of inspiration and encouragement to help you on your stitching journey.
This weekend I am visiting my friend Deanna who is a regular contributor to Slow Sunday Stitching. Today we will be celebrating hand stitching in her gazebo while we listen to the creek that runs along her property. I will report about what we get up to in next week's Sunday post, but I can show you what we worked on today. This quilt is a wedding gift and although you can't see the design in the photos, Deanna is quilting 4 hearts in those open blue spaces.
Do you notice how she moves the thimble to different fingers? In the photo above the thimble is on the middle finger and she is quilting towards herself. In the photo on the right, she has quickly moved the thimble to her thumb in order to quilt away from herself. I have never quilted with my thumb before and it never even occurred to me to do so! It happens so effortlessly you have to watch carefully to see how Deanna moves that thimble around. What fun to be able to watch a slow stitcher doing her thing in real life!
What am I working on today? This is the next embroidery block for the Happy Little Things BOM that will be revealed very soon. I will also be doing some hand quilting on the Friendship Album because how can I not work on that with I'm with my friends!?!
What are you hand stitching today? Link up your blog post below and share your project with us so we can encourage you to keep going!