Welcome to the first September hand stitching party! It's time to slow down and find one of your projects to stitch. Also maybe make a cup of your favourite beverage because it's a long blog post today! Thank you to regular contributor Kathi who sent me this meme to share with you!
I enjoyed my first post covid visit with my "blog stalker" Deanna last weekend, who is another of our regular contributors. It was wonderful to be together with stitching friends and catch up on all we had missed over the covid years. We enjoyed a lovely afternoon of hand stitching in her gazebo and I am going to show you our projects.
I added some embroidery stitches to my Serenity Prayer project and finished the butterfly using a slightly variegated thread. The french knots were a perfect addition.
Louise worked on the embroidery for a Christmas ornament for a new granddaughter named Tiffany.
Deanna added a few more pretty hexies to her long term diamond project.
And Barb was stitching an antique embroidery block that she was given by a quilting friend.
She also gave me a stitch counter so I don't get mixed up again (hopefully). I had been just keeping track of my rows on a piece of paper. But now, I'm a full fledged knitter with the right equipment, so no excuses for that kind of a disaster again!
And that's the hand stitching update from my weekend away.
What are you making today? We love to see your hand stitching progress and hope you will link up your blog post, instagram or photo below.
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For ten rows in a simpler pattern like moss stitch and cotton yarn, I'll pull out the needle and frog back with abandon! If it was lace, cables or a very slippery yarn I would grit my teeth and tink back one stitch at a time. I like to track on paper as I have had those row counters 'reset' themselves while bouncing around in my knitting bag. It's not a bad idea to do both - belt and suspenders you know!
What a nice meeting you and your friends had, Kathy!
I am sure you all enjoyed the day so much.
You made great progress, and the butterfly is well stitched, the french knots were perfect addiction. So good that Deanna help you, I would rip 9 row at a time and for the last, one stitch at a time to carefully replace them on the needle.
What a fun way to spend the weekend…slow stitching and chatting with friends!
Lovely to get together with friends and stitch.
Sounds wonderful to stitch with friends, and I love your butterfly! Learning how to start back up again after you rip out some knitting is the most challenging thing for me. Glad Deanna could help you with that! Enjoy your stitching today, Kathy!
Funny, I have a stitch counter, but I don't trust myself to use it correctly so I also keep count on paper. I love the stitching you and your friends are working on. That vintage stitchery looks an awful like a bib I recently finished. Have a great week.
What lovely projects, how fun to be able to stitch with friends.
for a dishcloth I would just finish it up winging it...... and make another.
How wonderful to get together with stitching friends!
Sounds like you had a fun time stitching with friends. How nice Deanna helped you straighten out your knitting! Happy stitching!
Super post, Kathy. Neat projects and the vintage embroidery pattern caught my eye...is it a kitten in a dress? Very cute. Isn't it nice to have a friend who can figure out these tricky things and set you straight. It is a great looking pattern.
I love your embroidery work. It's so nice that you make time each week to do it; I need to follow your example!
I think that was our most productive day. We did lots and lots of chatting and catching up and not nearly enough sewing! But it was all enjoyable!
So many fun projects being worked on by you and your friends. Your knitting is very inspiring. It got me to put my knitting needles and yarn into the car console for waiting in school lines. Maybe some day I'll try fun patterns like you keep doing. I loved that whale one.
Your butterfly is very pretty. Your friends projects
are very pretty. I like them all. Have a great day!
Nice projects you and your stitching pals are working on. Glad you had help to get back on track with your knitting!
Happy to see you take the time to fix your knitting error. Fora dishcloth I would have left it as is.
Hi Kathy, how great to actually meet some blogging friends! It sounds like you had a lovely time. I'm not sure that I would have ripped out all of that knitting but I guess it depends on the project. On the other hand, it is a great way to learn :-) Thanks for hosting - I finally made it.
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