Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday Slow Down...

Sunday mornings I love getting up early (my regular time is about 4 am.. lol) and enjoying the peace and quiet of a quilty Sunday morning... here is my view today :)
Not too much progress since I moved the hoop yet... I am hoping today will change that!

I am linking this to Kathy's Quilts for her Slow Sunday Stitching.. as that is where I hope to be today :)  Stitching slowly and loving it!!!
I hope you check out Kathy's post today too.. she is chatting about beading and embroidery and quilting all together.. very fun post for sure!

I have also made a few design decisions on the wall hanging..
I will take this block and use it in 2 vertically pieced halves on either side of it...
It is a free paper pieced pattern with instructions I found on the internet via Goggle and was directed to a lovely blog post with lots of photos too!  Yippee :)

Then I have a nice sewing festive fabric for sashing and borders!  So this may come together... we will see how my "3 little geese" block turns out.. I doubt it will be as nice as this one but I will make it fun anyway! lol

Also, I found out my bestie Connie is making huge strides on a wall hanging for my home.. here are the parts all stacked up... she will mix them up and assemble into a flimsy and send to me for quilting!!!

It is made mainly with homespuns and is machine pieced.  I will quilt it with big stitch quilting using dark grey perle 8 cotton ...
VERY EXCITED about this project coming up!

Otherwise this week we have sold a featherweight..
Here is my honey caught during his photo shooting... lol
And he also took shots of my scrapbook cabinet..

It is now for sale on eBay :)

Then yesterday my daughter got "fixed up" to go to a birthday & slumber party and allowed me a photo shoot!  What mom can resist that from their almost 17 year old!!!  Check her out !!!
The center one is my fave.. but she liked the smaller shots too.. so I combined them and used Picasa on my computer to make the collage :)

And I got a little something special for Kaydence... it will go in a package with other things I am collecting to send for after she is born...
 Check out a close up of my cousin's embroidery ...
She has an Etsy shop too!  She made this custom for me and I am very pleased with it!

So you can see some of why stitching just hasn't been happening... here's hoping we all get some hand stitches in today!!


  1. lovely daughter! the quilt pieces your friend is making looks really interesting. I wouldn't be able to stand waking up at 4 every morning - and I think every day has a slow start for me - I am totally lazy in the morning.

  2. I love that collage of your daughter! She's really growing up, isn't she?

    Those blocks that Connie is making look FABULOUS! I can't wait to see them together for you to work your hand quilting magic on. ;-)

    If you could, would you share the link for those flying geese? I'm going to be needing some "filler" ideas for my HQA BOM quilt, and that block seems like it might be perfect (resized to fit, of course).

  3. Lots of fun variety here and how lovely your daughter is in that collage! :)

  4. Lots of fun variety here and how lovely your daughter is in that collage! :)

  5. Lots of fun variety here and how lovely your daughter is in that collage! :)

  6. Hope you enjoyed your stitching today. I did a bit but am not feeling well so a nap was in order


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