Welcome to the weekly hand stitching party! It's hard to believe it's already the last link up for January!
Thank you for the encouragement to finish my Life Is Beautiful project! It is such a lovely pattern, produced in a high quality format. I was able to get the pattern several years ago through the generosity of Peg an online stitching friend in Australia who sent me the book when she was done with it. You can see Peg's lovely stitching in variegated thread here. Also you can see a lovely version of the pattern made in purples at Sewcolorful.
I wonder if you might still be able to purchase the pattern at the Hugs and Kisses website? If not, I'm sorry for tempting you with a project that might be impossible to start!
I don't always have time to visit all the posts each week, but I do give it my best effort. And last week I saw so many very cool hoops and frames... it just makes me feel so happy to see you all stitching away on your beautiful projects! 😍
|Hand quilting by the lake|
I thought I would share the hoop that I use the most for quilting. Although I have 2 floor stands, I find I use this circular wooden hoop the most, as it's easy to drag the project anywhere, like stitching while the family watches TV or outside when the weather is tolerable.
Today I'll be put a few more hand quilting stitches into my oldest UFO.
This week I finished hand stitching the binding (on a placemat) which is a task that doesn't need a hoop. Isn't this a cute picture of stitching beside the bird?!
What are you hand stitching today? Do you have a favourite hoop for your projects? Link up your blog or instagram post below.