Sunday, October 25, 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

 Welcome to the weekly hand stitching party!

Lots of hand stitching is going on here. I finished the machine quilting on my October UFO yesterday and enjoyed some late night hand stitching on the binding. This photo shows 2 of the backing fabrics. I'm so happy to be able to meet my quilting goal this month and will enjoy the binding each night until it's done.

And I'm still on that cloth knitting craze that Gail got me addicted to! I finished 3 cloths that I gave to my daughter for her birthday - the seahorse, the whale and the octopus. I felt like each one was a little miracle when it was done. And my daughter loved them, so that was doubly wonderful!

I got a new tool to measure needle size and discovered that when I knit the green octopus cloth I was using 2 different sized needles! It turned out okay anyway, but a little smaller than the others (which were knitted on circular needles). This brown cloth is for an American Thanksgiving gift ... bet you can't tell what the design is!?
For those of you who were interested in taking a Siddi quilt class which I mentioned last week, Sujata opened a class registration. You can find her at "therootconnection" on instagram or go on the eventbrite site, search for Sujata Shah and sign up there.

What are you hands creating today? We love to see your projects so link up your blog post below. 

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22 comments:

Kim said...

I must admit Blogger has thrown in a few curve balls but hopefully we will all get used to the new interface. As for your sweet dish cloths, all three are little miracles. Such cute designs. Well done on achieving your quilting goals for this month. Love the backing on that quilt.

ButterZ said...

Love your knitted cloths..

I still can't get my links to work in blogger when I do a post. So frustrating

linda said...

I think I'm used to the new interface now but I don't particularly like certain aspects of it. Your Dish cloths are so cute! I'm looking forward to seeing what design is going to appear on the brown one. Have a lovely Sunday. xx

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

I'm glad I don't use blogger I have heard of some that have almost given up trying to figure it out!

Ivani said...

Cute dish cloths! I can't choose just one, you are doing a great work.
Happy slow stitching!

Sarah said...

I seem to be managing the new blogger system better now I've changed my search engine to chrome (this sounds like I know what im talking about but it is all down to my daughters expertise!)LOL. I love your face clothes they are very cute. I must admit I see what you and Gail knit and Im am very tempted! Have a great Sunday.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Such a nice gift for your daughter! I am currently working on a secret knitting project but I should probably start another cloth as a public knitting project. I don’t want to Raise any suspicion. I’m on the edge of my seat waiting to see your finished quilt!

Denise :) said...

I love to bind ... enjoy working on that today! Your knitted cloths are just precious! Is the figure in the brown cloth a set of Pilgrims?! Thanks for sharing the info on the Siddi quilting!! Enjoy your day!! :)

Deb A said...

Love how your cloths came out! Perfect for your daughter.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Binding is always my favorite slow stitching - it means you'll have a finish to share soon! I've been able to figure out the Blogger changes pretty well, so hope it gets easier for you and others who are frustrated over time.

stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com said...

Hand stitching of any kind is such a relaxing way to end (and start!!) each day. I love your face cloths and what a great idea to give them do your daughter on her birthday1

SandraC said...

Your knitted cloths are adorable. You've gotten me curious about the Siddi quilt class...so I looked it up and they are already sold out! I'll keep an eye out...it must be a popular workshop

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

I love your knitted cloths! I made a bunch last year, so I haven't gotten back at it yet in 2020. Mine were plain dishcloths, but I really like the patterns. Have a wonderful week!

Karrin Hurd said...

I love your knitted cloths! Great work on finishing your monthly goal!

Deanna W said...

Cute dish washing cloths for your daughter and so appropriate!! Did you ever find a new home for those knitting needles you didn't like. Keep knitting and stitching...you will be making socks in no time!!

Michelle Churchman said...

Those cloths are adorable! Most things in knitting seem like a miracle to me. LOL! Weird that a pair of knitting needles would be different sizes!

Michelle

Sherrie said...

Hi Kathy,
Congrats on getting to the binding stage of your quilt...it always reminds me that the quilt is almost done. Your dishcloths are really
cute. Is the Thanksgiving cloth going to be a Turkey? Have a great day!

Kathy S. said...

The clothes are sooooo cute! It would definitely be a miracle if I ever was able to complete one. Have a great Sunday!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I enjoy doing bindings. I no longer knit or crochet but love the delicate work and appreciate the time that goes into it.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Binding is possibly my favourite part of the process - odd, right?
For some reason, blogger has been sending comment emails to spam or not sending them at all. Hopefully it all works properly again soon.

Karen said...

So you have a knitting talent too. Well executed designs in the cloths you made. I can knit a bit but have not done any in quite a while. And nothing very fancy though I had good intentions of making some pretty cabled afghans. I mostly did crochet afghans and some elaborate ones at times.

QuiltGranma said...

What a lovely bunch of creativity has been going on at your place! Instead of sewing today I got inspired from watching City Bakes on you tube, and made 3 kinds of bread, 2 loaves of each.