Sunday, August 22, 2021

Slow Sunday Stitching

Welcome to the weekly hand stitching linky party! 


Due to covid restrictions for over a year and a half, we are quite out of practice for regular party protocol so I am to reminding you to "Bring Your Own Beverage" and "Bring Your Own Project" to this party! 

I have been hand quilting more Life is Beautiful blocks. On these blocks I use a good quality quilting thread quilt to quilt a horizontal and vertical line, then a circle around the 4 patch bullseye, and one echo circle. Then I put in big stitches all around the block with cheap thread. Stabilizing the edges makes the process much easier when it's time to put the blocks together in quilt-as-you-go style.

I managed to take an "action shot" this week while quilting. It's very s.l.o.w. stitching, so the photo is not blurred at all so you can see the "action"! LOL 

I do like these Thera Gloves for reducing hand pain, but would love to know if anyone has other product suggestions.

And in other exciting stitching news, my daughter has picked up her embroidery project. She has moved out again to go to grad school in another city, and she sent me an "action shot" from her high rise apartment. You can see granddog Max looking out the window. I miss them both, but am delighted to see them happy in their new home. And to see my daughter hand stitching makes me so happy in a way that I can't even explain! 

What are you hand stitching today?  Please link up your blog post below and share your projects with us. We'd liked to encourage you on your slow journey.

[**Sorry I had to put the comment moderation feature on my blog today since a bot took an interest in my blog and has been submitting dozens of creepy comments. When the bot moves on, I'll take the comment delay off again.]

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Sarah said...

It's always lovely to join you at the party, although today it will be a flying visit! Your daughter is doing well with her project and glad to hear both her and the pooch have settled back into uni. Have a nice day.

Lyndsey said...

I love you Life is beautiful project and your daughter's embroidery is very pretty.

maggie fellow said...

beautiful stitching - I am experimenting with comfrey herb on a trigger finger Hope it works

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I'm always happy to see a bit of your Life is Beautiful project as you hand quilt it! I'll be curious to see how you connect the blocks when their ready for that stage. Sounds like a big move for your daughter and Max - we wish them well!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Your daughter is doing a great job on her embroidery! Good thing Max is there to guard while she stitches! Good luck to her at university this year! Life is beautiful ...that about sums it up!

Deb A said...

Love seeing the Life is Beautiful quilt being worked on. Sew exciting you daughter is trying another stitchery! Good luck to her in her studies.

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

you are both doing great with your stitching I'm sure you will miss not having her close by

Sherrie said...

Hi Kathy,
Love seeing your Life is Beautiful quilt progress. Haven't seen
those gloves before.. I'll have to get a pair. Have a great day!

Jill said...

I hope the gloves are beneficial in your hand stitching. Good for you keeping track of two different threads in the quilt-as-you-go project. That’s great your daughter is doing embroidery. Hope she finds it calming between her studies.

Karrin Hurd said...

Your stitching is lovely, and I have most of those same fabrics! Happy stitching!

MissPat said...

I'll be interesting in what you find out about gloves. I have a hard time trying to do EPP because my hand and fingers cramp up. Sorry about the creepy comments. Don't you wish the people behind these Bots would find something useful to do like solve the climate crisis or cure cancer? Enjoy your peaceful Sunday.

Miaismine said...

It's been fun following your progress on your quilt! I'm so happy to hear that your daughter has picked up her embroidery project! She is quite talented! I loved today's link ups - especially the comfort book!