It's time for the weekly Slow Stitching Stitching party! Sometimes the weeks just seem to fly by don't they? It's already time to get your hand stitching project out of it's bag/closet/storage cabinet/drawer and put in some stitches.
Thank you for all the feedback shared last week for how to deal with my long lost cross stitch project. I was amazed at the variety of creative ideas and I have a tentative plan in mind. But first I must finish a few current projects kicking around here.
1) I read about an embroidery project when Barbara posted on her blog Cat Patches that she was participating in. I hopped on board because it sounded like a fun collaboration and took me less than an hour.
I had an immediate idea, made some scribbles on paper and started stitching. I can't share my block until the big reveal, but I can say that my envelope has been posted and is in the hands of the postal service, to hopefully arrive on the west coast of the USA before the deadline of August 1st. The big reveal will be in September, and the project reveal is scheduled for November.
If this sounds like a fun challenge and you would like to participate, there is still time if you hurry. Here is the link to sign up - Collaborative Embroidery.
2) Meanwhile, my meditative embroidery project is making some slow progress. I'm ready for stitching something other than letters in the same colour of floss, but I'm making myself finish the letters first and do the fun stitching last. Kind of like eating your main course first and having dessert once the nutritious food is consumed!
3) My cloth knitting project is slow going because I made a mistake and had to rip out several rows. It required great concentration to get back on track again, but I think it's correct now. It's supposed to say "Let's go camping" but it's not very clear with this green yarn (which seemed like a good idea at the time).