Happy Slow Sunday Stitching!
It's time to pick up your hand stitching project and put in some stitches. You will immediately notice the health benefits of breathing more slowly, clearing your mind to focus on a simple task, and feeling more relaxed as you enjoy creating more stitches in a project that you have chosen. Even if you just put in a few stitches, your health will benefit, and your project will be closer to completion!
This week's 20 minute cleaning up episode unearthed an old embroidery project. I know it's old because I traced all the patterns without any space around the designs, which I know not to do as an experienced stitcher! I embroidered the corner design without a hoop and really do not enjoy it as much as using a hoop.
Even though it was hoopless stitching, I was able to finish this first block and am eager to move on to the next one. Each block is traced in a 3" square so these are tiny! I think if I cut carefully there will be barely enough for a 1/4" seam allowance around the stitching.
The pattern comes from an absolutely lovely booklet by Anni Downs and is called Simple Pleasures. Isn't that what Slow Sunday Stitching is all about?
I hope you have some time today to enjoy the simple pleasure of hand stitching.
Link up your blog post, instagram or photograph and share your hand stitching project with us! And if you missed visiting Canadian Needle Nana Jocelyn last week, she shared a fun link to free Halloween patterns that you might want to check out if you're in the mood for some spooky embroidery ... thanks Jocelyn!
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Ahh, zombie projects that you unearth from the depths where they have been hiding and now they are back to haunting you. I have quite a few myself, most of the current rotation, to be honest! If you still love the project, that's all to the good. You could border each little block with enough muslin strips to get them in a hoop. I often 'extend' a short margin like that.
That's a sweet little embroidery. I'm a fan of Annie Downs I must admit.
Oh this is so cute, Kathy! Happy stitching!!
it has been several weeks since I was able to link up due to travel and then sickness - finally back to normal I will quilt and crochet and garden the day away and not turn on the sewing machine!
That looks like a book full of fun little designs to stitch., I definitely like the first saying you've done. Thanks for always encouraging to slow down and breath!
Oooh love Anni Downs and her patterns. You will enjoy embroidering these, Kathy. Thanks dear for the mention too. So enjoy sharing what I find. The net is a marvel!
Oh how fun!
That looks like a fun book!
I like that embroidery. I hope you can finish it despite the lack of extra fabric.
When I find I have traced to close to the edge I use masking tape and tape scrap fabric on the edges so I can use a hoop, this usually allows me to stitch just the item I want to stitch without stitching the temporary taped fabric. I have that lovely booklet and love those patterns.
Happy Sunday, Kathy. Well that is a darling piece of embroidery to work on today. I hope you enjoy working on this UFO. I have enjoyed catching up on your previous post since I have been away. You have been staying very busy. And can I tell you that you made my day with your header. Thank you so much for stitching Fall. It looks beautiful.
That is a nice set of lovely little pieces! I could so see those incorporated into a little quilted wall hanging.
Hi Kathy, if you want to use your hoop, you could stitch a border around your fabric piece. It can just be with a huge running stitch or a real border by machine. I'm glad that you found the piece. It could be lots of fun!
Your stitchery is coming along so beautifully. I love Anni Downes designs too and have a couple of her books. One day, I may actually make some projects from said books ;-)
That's a very cute stitchery. I made the same mistake quite regularly when new to embroidery. I hope you have enough room the stitching when finished.
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