Sunday, November 29, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend in the USA :)

My blog has been so quiet all week.  Here in the US it is a Holiday Weekend...

For us Thanksgiving is a long weekend of food, family and shopping sales!!!

Although Thursday is the nation wide Thanksgiving Day each year... we celebrated with food and family on Wednesday evening with a big pot of my homemade chili... Yummy!!!

I have done shopping with a little fabric purchase... some 10" squares of beautiful Christmas fabrics... and a new seam ripper... I call Jack... aka Jack the Ripper! lol (my daughter lost my previous one...)

Also we bought a new vintage 1890's sewing machine!!!  Pics to follow when we receive this beauty :)

Here is a CLONE of it that we currently own... Circa late 1800's also...
This one is a Kruse Sewing Machine Company chainstitcher :)  And it sews such a nice chain stitch too!  Can't wait to see what is different from a real Willcox and Gibbs versus this clone we now have!

But mainly over this holiday weekend I have been stitching!! Slow and fast stitching combined...

First was some slow stitching on my Garden Bouquet Whole Cloth quilt...
I have sewn on it every day for a few hours... and that is a lot of back hatching quilting too!!!

Back hatching is what I call all these straight lines in tone on tone stitching..

Until I finally found another bow...
If you look at my previous post last Sunday (yes it has been a week since I last posted & I have been so busy stitching...)  It looks similar to this hooping above... but this is 1/4 way around the quilt... slow but sure progress is the key to finishing a project though... now it is back on the back of the chair it temporarily homes at as I stitch other things that have deadlines...

So my fast stitching was Friday and Saturday in between slow stitches I finished this flimsy...
The center block is embroidered with the recipients name and birth statistics... here was a close up I shared when I finished that part last week...
And here is the backing I pieced for this flimsy...
Very fun and Whimsical... kind of like the front of the quilt :)

So yesterday, Saturday, I got it all layered and pin basted and today I started my day by auditioning different stencils for the center is the one I decided to use..

And here it is marked with a blue spritz away marker...
And here is the cute recipient also known as my granddaughter... She will be 6 months old tomorrow... hoping her mom posts a new pic of her then!
So that is my weekend!  How has your weekend been??

Linking this quilty slow stitching progress and the beginning of a my latest slow stitching to Kathy's Quilts... Slow Stitching Sunday Linky party HERE!  Come on and join in the fun if you have some slow stitching to show off.

Me... I will be slow stitching all day on Kaydence's fun quilt!  Hoping to have it done by Christmas!!!

Hope you have a happy Sunday and can ....


  1. You have been busy indeed and she is such a little sweetie! :)

  2. Looks like that little cutie will enjoy her new quilt. Great progress on the whole cloth. Looks like slow and steady is getting it done

  3. Kaydence has a beautiful new quilt almost ready!! It's so happy!

  4. how is she almost 6 months already? Beautiful quilt for her. Lots of stitching for you this week.

  5. Lovely projects, I really admire those who can hand quilt!

  6. Sounds like a great weekend, and a perfect day ahead... enjoy!
    Can't wait to see your new/old sewing machine!

  7. Lovely stitching, the whole cloth quilt is going to be amazing, granddaughter is so cute, and the quilt is so colorful.

  8. Kaydence is a lucky baby to have such a pretty quilt!

  9. I love your quilting. I have always had a fondness for parallel rows of stitching. The flimsy is just adorable as is the recipient. Enjoy all of your stitching.

  10. Lots of fun stitching going on at your house!!!


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