Welcome to the weekly hand stitching party! Find one of your projects to put stitches into and join us while we make time to relax, breathe deeply, and settle in for some renewal and restoration.
This week I am hand quilting a hand embroidered project for the first time. The first lesson I learned was to be very careful to not put the quilting needle through the embroidery thread because this can happen! Somehow the quilting thread got knotted and I had to cut it, carefully extract it from the embroidered stitch, and remove the line of quilting to knot off the thread end properly. Lesson learned! Now I will carefully slipping each quilting stitch under the embroidery stitches.
Once I learned that lesson, it was smooth sailing... or rather smooth quilting! It's the perfect project to be working on in a time of upheaval in the world. I'm meditating on these words today - peace, hope and calm.
What are you hand stitching today?