|breakfast muffin and tea (on Cascadia quilt)|
I just adore a lazy Sunday morning drinking a pot of tea, listening to relaxing music and visiting my hand stitching friends to see what they are making. There are so many wonderful projects for my heart and soul to enjoy. I feel totally inspired after visiting the bloggers that take the time to stitch, to photograph and write about their projects, and then link up with us... many many thanks for sharing and enriching our lives!
Today I am working on my Gail Pan "I Stitch" embroidery blocks from last year. Even though there are a few more, I felt I was done making these blocks and wanted to get them together into a project. Trimming the blocks was the first step, and as you can see they vary greatly in size. I decided to trim them down to 4" x 5".
There was one block that couldn't be centred properly. I have no explanation for what happened to the trimming on this one! It will be the label by default!
I had 26 blocks, so with one for the label that leaves a 5 x 5 block layout. I am trying to balance the 4 types of blocks - flowers/plants, sewing items, animals, and hearts. I'm also aware that some of the muslin is darker beige so I'm trying to scatter those blocks around evenly. I'm not sure what to do next, but we'll see what happens once they get comfy on the design wall!
Meanwhile, because I can't be without an embroidery project, I have started a little Christmas gift stitching. This is another one of Gail Pan's wonderful designs. The free pattern can still be found here.
Now it's your turn... what are you hand stitching today? Share your progress with us in a blog or instagram post below (and link to me at ssskat7).
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There is a lot of lovely hand stitching in those 26 blocks. Your kinda Sunday morning sounds like a wonderful way to start the day.
Gail Pan is another of those creative embroidery design geniuses! You've done a lovely job stitching them up! The off-center block was just in prep for your total number of blocks working into your five by five plan ... and one to grow on (label). Pretty clever! :)
Isn't it nice to get to a point where you say I have enough and now I can make a quilt. Kathy have you thought of tea dying the squares to make them appear similar in beige shading ....just a thought!
Great blocks, I love seeing these together.
What a wonderful set of hand stitched blocks!
Those are great little embroidery blocks - it will be fun to see what you do with them! Thanks for the link to the Gail Pan Christmas designs, too. That looks like a fun little project!
Your little Gail Pan embroideries are gorgeous. I will look forward to seeing how you use them. The mug rug pattern is cute. I've printed it off (I just can't help myself!) LOL.
I love your little stitcheries. Very tempting.
All these Gail Pan stitcheries are so beautiful! I haven't been doing much hand stitching lately, although I did finish sewing down a binding this week.
Good for you Kathy for finishing last years Gail Pan - I never even got one completed! I joined Jacquelyn Steves for this year - and I really do like her embroidery! It is The Art of the Home Club - a little pricey, but she is the one that did the free BOM and I just love it! I am working on a Kathy Schmitz BOM from 2015 (I think) trying to finish it! I know that you will put together a pretty quilt!
Oh those little embroideries are so darn cute! Busy week here so not much slow stitching was going on, but did get some fall chores finished.
Your embroideries are beautiful.
I love the little stitcheries and I can't wait to see how you are going to develop the piece.
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