Sunday, July 17, 2022

Slow Sunday Stitching

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).

That's my update for this week - what are you hand stitching today? Link up your instagram or blog post below and share your progress with us.

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Ivani said...

Looking forward to seeing your Collaborative Embroidery reveal.
The Camping cloth knitting looks great to me.
Have a nice Slow Sunday Stitching, Kathy.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Great projects, Kathy. I still don't have anything slow in progress. It has just been so busy here that Sundays are days to just veg.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Not sure why, but suddenly I can comment again!
I always enjoy your slow Sunday link up. Fun to see what everyone around the world are up to each week.
You always have so many projects going on. Cute knitted cloth and I can’t wait to see the collaborative project results!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I go back and forth with the floss for embroidery projects, too. Sometimes it's nice to just stitch in one color, and not have to think too much. Other times, changing colors makes the project more interesting! Have a wonderful Sunday, Kathy!

Sarah said...

I was very tempted to join in the collaborative embroidery challenge, but not sure it would reach the USA by the 1st August. Which means i look forward even more to seeing yours. I like the green you've used in your knitting!

Miaismine said...

Yes, it’s wonderful how our blogging community is so diverse and creative! Yes! Finishing the ‘main course” first has certainly aided in my completion of various projects! Your cloth knitting project is such a lovely piece and that green is lovely!

Linda said...

Hello, found your site from a link on another site. I'm a slow stitcher and have joined in for the first time this week with your link party with a Stitch Doodles book I'm making. I love your meditative embroidery project.

Karrin Hurd said...

Thanks for the link to the Collaborative challenge. I joined too! Your wash cloth is coming along well. I can sort of read camping. Happy stitching!

Birthe Marie said...

Love the text you are embroidering now, and it's good to be reminded of it.
Also the beautiful old embroidery you showed in the previous blog post. Good luck with the conclusion you make on it.
Happy stitching!

Sherrie said...

Hi Kathy,
I consider any kind of progress, large or small
a good thing. Have a great day!

Deb said...

Looking forward to seeing your Collaborative Embroidery piece. Your knitted cloth looks good, I feel you agony I pulled out a recent crochet project 4 or 5 times because I could decide on the stitch I wanted to use.

CathieJ said...

I made the mistake of leaving the stem stitched lettering last on a recent project and I dread working on it now. I will get back to it someday, but it has no deadline. Your knitted cloth is pretty. I like the yarn color. I am looking forward to seeing your embroidery piece.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

How fun to join in the Collab piece.Your embroidery work is looking fabulous as does your dish cloth; I am always intrigued and amazed at knitted dishcloths with designs. Have a wonderful week. Happy quilting and knitting.