Sunday, November 27, 2016

Calm before the crazy...

I love Sundays.
Sleeping in...
Attending Church...
Hand sewing on a project

This Sunday, I am currently working on
my Trip around the World quilt. I
began the project over two years ago
with a Facebook group. I think
everyone else has finished
(or given up!)

The squares are 2 inches. I am starting
row 41. Every seventh row I use the same
red with white dot fabric. All other
fabric is from my stash.
I added it up today, and I
currently have over 3800 squares
sewn. so far.

I find hand sewing very relaxing, which
I especially need as we go into the
Holiday season here in the USA.

What are you slow stitching today?

Sunday, November 13, 2016

And the next project on the UFO list is.....

I have tried very hard to  finish
half-started project off of my
UFO list this year.

Of course, I could not resist beginning
another project, so I started the
Be My Neighbor quilt at

I have made 6 of the 10 blocks
which have been published online.
The quilt will have a total of
16 blocks in 4 rows.

The third block
(blue house in upper right)
and the fifth block
(house with heart)
have an appliqued bird,
which I have not added yet.

I am debating whether to
applique by hand or machine.

I am making the blocks from
a fabric line of very bright prints
(unusual for me to sew with).
The prints are made up of
dots, chevrons or diamond patterns

Today, for my
Slow Sunday Stitching, I will
be finishing the final full row
on my Trip Around the World quilt.
I think it is about 110 inch square.

It will have a finishing row of
the red dot print I have used
throughout the quilt. Next...
hand quilting it. The hand
quilting will begin
after the first of the year.

What are you
Slow Sunday Stitching?

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Cool Fall stitching

The outside temperature is cool.
Neighbors are beginning
to use their fireplaces...
smells so good!

Today, my Slow Sunday Stitching
is going to be working on my
Trip Around the World.

I have been working on it for 2 years.

I was thinking of finishing it out
at King size, but I am thinking
a Queen size is just as good.

What are you