Sunday, February 21, 2021

Slow Sunday Stitching

Welcome to the weekly celebration of hand stitching! Why not join us today as we make time to enjoy the benefits of relaxation with our favourite projects?

I finished a knitted face/dishcloth this week and am very pleased with how it turned out. Look at how much yarn was left... that was really close!  I am enjoying my needle  threader and my Bohin needles for embroidery and for stitching in the yarn ends.


This "cherry blossom" Sudz yarn was lovely to work with. And the pattern from Knitwits Heaven was excellent. There is a whole section for parent themed patterns, and a large selection of other interesting patterns (no affiliation, just a happy customer). This will be for a Mother's Day gift and next I'll work on #1 Dad for Father's Day. It's so satisfying to give a hand made gift for special occasions, don't you think?

When that was done, I went back to my fall Kawandi quilt that was started in an online class with Sujata Shah. As you can see I am having a very hard time keeping the stitch length consistent, but am really enjoying the hand stitching process. Don't tell Sujata that I am using pins as that is a definite "no! no!" I can't help myself as it's hard to keep everything in place otherwise. 

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22 comments:

Kim said...

Your little secret re the pins is safe with me. The pink Mum dishcloth is so pretty; such a gorgeous colour. Your Kawandi quilt is coming along beautifully.

CathieJ said...

I like that washcloth. What a pretty color yarn. Your needle threader is interesting. Your pin secret is safe with me and your stitches look quite consistent in the photo.

Birthe Marie said...

Beautiful cloth for Mother's Day gift. It's really nice with handmade gifts.

Design Originals by KC said...

I love that you are making your parents special made gifts instead of buying something :) I love the dishcloth... the color is my favorite too <3 Your quilt is looking fine...keep up the excellent work and I think I might use pins too! lol Kathi

Sarah said...

Your secret is safe with me too! 😁 That is a lovely Mother's Day gift. I looked at kawandi quilts after your previous post so I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.

Ivani said...

Beautiful color and good job on the #1 Mon face/dishcloth. Relax I won't tell anyone about the pins (LOL) Kawandi is looking very interisting I couldn't see anything wrong with your, stitches Kathy. Happy Slow Sunday Stitching!

linda said...

Your dishcloth is gorgeous so pretty.

Cathy said...

Aw, what a sweet gift for mom! If face cloth it would be nice with fancy or homemade soap. And what a sweet daughter to be thinking of mom so far in advance of her special day...and not only thinking but making and finishing!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I still haven't started my hand stitchery project, another week gone and I'm still doing binding!

Little Penpen said...

That little pink cloth is adorable!! Great job!

SandraC said...

My class with Sujata Shah is next Saturday, I'm really looking forward to it. I'm pretty sure I'm going to use my Cherrywood fabrics, which look a lot like what you used. I guess I'd better get my prep work done soon!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That cherry blossom yarn is sure pretty! That will make a great gift. Enjoy your stitching today, Kathy!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I am totally in love with your Kawanda quilting and I would certainly need pins to help stabilize the layers. Your pretty and useful knitting gives me hope that when the day comes and I can't hand stitch I hope to still be able to knit. Happy Sunday to you, Kathy.

dianne said...

i saw someone using magnets (called Sew Tites) to hold fabric bits whilst stitching - that might not be cheating (if the Stitch Police get wind of it, i know nothing ... nothing)

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Kathy, those are such cute face cloths (too cute for dishes :-) ) Thanks for sharing your threader. I'm going to look into it - my eyes just can't get enough light to thread those needles lol! I think that it's time for some help. Take care and thanks for hosting.

Faye said...

I love the knitted cloth. It's too nice to get wet though!

Sherrie said...

Hi Kathy,
Love the face cloth...so pretty.Your fall Kawandi quilt looks interesting...with all those pretty colors. Have a great day!

Florida Farm Girl said...

I love my needle threader like that one for the larger threads. Makes life so much easier. No hand work for me in a long time.

Michelle Churchman said...

Your knitted face cloth is absolutely lovely! What a special gift.

Michelle
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Karrin Hurd said...

Lovely knitted face cloth, and great colors in your Fall Kawandi!

Celine said...

Your dishcloth is so pretty, almost makes me want to go and do the dishes!

Kate said...

A very pretty pink face/dish cloth that's really too pretty to use!