Welcome to the weekly hand stitching party! Here we brag about our slowness, and take pride in the art of relaxing, breathing deeply, and creating projects over long periods of time. We believe in the health benefits of relaxation, so we want to slow down, and enjoy taking a few stitches here and there.
I will be hand stitching a binding today. This is my July placemat and I'll write a blog post about it when it's finished. I love the pretty floral backing fabric.
Some slow progress is also being made on my quilt repair project.After reading the slow stitching blogs last week I decided to try a back basting applique technique and I'm loving it! I pin a large patch over the hole, turn the quilt over and from the right side of the quilt I make a line of black stitches around the outside of the hole. Then I turn the quilt over to the back side and needle turn the edge of the patch just beside the black stitches. I trim the patch as I go. It's working out great, so thank you for the ideas.