Sunday, January 02, 2022

Happy New Year!

Welcome to the first hand stitching party of 2022!

This is the perfect time to reflect on a year gone by, and the accomplishments made. It was another very challenging year living in a world wide pandemic, and I consider just staying alive to be a great accomplishment! I am so thankful to have access to vaccines, to not have contracted covid, and to not have lost any loved ones. 

I am celebrating making it to another year by sewing all weekend and zooming with friends! Yesterday I started 2 mystery quilts and will post about those tomorrow.

My biggest accomplishment this week was finishing my December UFO that was 4 years in the making. I was a little worried about stitching the binding on these 135 degree angles, but it went very well.



See the very old Debbie Mumm fabric used up in this backing?!?

I savoured this hand stitching as 2021 came to an end, and wondered what I would hand stitch in 2022. 


I have a project in mind to start and I pulled out these Valdani threads, plus a white for the background and the blue fabric for the border. Can't wait to get started!



What are you starting to hand stitch in 2022? Or are you busy finishing up projects from last year? Link up your blog post below and share your hand stitching plans and progress with us.


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21 comments:

Gretchen Weaver said...

Your little quilt is very pretty! I look forward to seeing what your new hand quilting project is, happy stitching!

CathieJ said...

I am glad your angled binding went well. I am looking forward to seeing what you will be making with those pretty threads.

Jill said...

Such a fun way to spend and start the new year by stitching with friends (via zoom) all weekend. The Valdani threads are gorgeous. Thanks for continuing slow stitching into 2022.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Congrats on finishing your tree table topper! That one Is off the UFO list and now you can start another 4 or 5 projects! Lol! Happy New Year, Kathy! Here’s to another great year of slow stitching!

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

for the slow Sunday I will work mainly on the binding I think of the Drunkard's Path - I would like to get that big quilt off the couch and finished.
I too hope covid goes away and we stay healthy this year - we lost a family member to covid last year.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Congrats on finishing the year on a high...always so satisfying to have a finish. Meanwhile, a very happy new year to you Kathy. It is a pleasure to follow your quilting journey and thank you for the linky party hosting too!

Angela said...

Thank you so much for hosting this lovely link party. I am so grateful for it and you.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

It's always such a great feeling to finish up an older UFO - congratulations to you! Looking forward to seeing what your new project is. Happy stitching today!

Sarah said...

Nice threads! It sounds like a great way to kick off 2022, I always love to see your mystery quilts in the making. Happy new year Kathy.

Karrin Hurd said...

Congratulations on finishing your UFO! I have a lot of UFOs that are a lot older than that. I need to concentrate on finishing some things, instead of starting new things this year! Thanks again for hosting this linky party I look forward to each week!

GA said...

Lovely job on the quilting Kathy.. It is fun to see the different ways you can quilt each part.. Even the leafy swirls in the background look very different. .Yours are much looser and that looks so much nicer! Happy New Year.

Rebecca Grace said...

Congratulations on your beautiful Christmas tree finish, Kathy! I remember those Debbie Mumm fabrics! You did a great job with the quilting, too. I like the contrast between the curvy, loopy background quilting against the straight line quilting in the star blocks and the texture of the tree boughs. Very pretty!

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

Your little tree quilt looks wonderful. That pattern would also make a lovely little tree skirt as well. I like the way the quilting turned out on it.

Thank you for hosting us each week! With stitching and quilting groups still mostly 'on hold' the SSS crew is my primary motivation for continuing to get my needle moving!

Best wishes for the New Year.

Ivani said...

Happy Stitching, Kathy!!
Thanks for hosting Slow Sunday Stitching.
Happy New Year!

Jayne Honnold said...

Happy New Year to you, Kathy! And to all your fellow linky-partiers! I enjoy Slow Sunday Stitching so much. It is a fun way to see creative efforts of like minded makers. Love the tree skirt you finished - what a good feeling to finish off those old UFOs.

Jayne Honnold said...

Happy New Years to you, Kathy! And also to all the linky party-goers! I enjoy Sundays with this bunch as it inspires me to see what like minded hand crafters are doing. Congrats on your UFO finish! Feels so good to get those done!

AnnieO said...

Love your octagon quilt--congrats on the finish. It is always so satisfying to put that last stitch in. Enjoy your fresh New Year!

Miaismine said...

Yes, so glad to have survived 2021. I did get COVID, but was vaccinated and boostered, so it was like having a bad sinus infection with fatigue. I plan to keep working on my QAYG hexies and maybe stitching up some tea towels I have acquired. Basically, I plan to use what's in my sewing room as we prepare financially for my husband's retirement. Yea!

Design Originals by KC said...

I love the quilt you are binding today... thanks for the fun linky party!
Have a wonderful 2022 and may you accomplish all you set you sights on quilting and otherwise :)
Kathi

Deb said...

Can't wait to see what you will be stitching with those Valdani threads.
Happy New Year and Happy Stitching.

Kate said...

Such a fun finish! Wishing you lots of hand stitching time in 2022.