Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sunshine Sunday....

For all my Canadian friends - Happy Thanksgiving. Here in the US is is Columbus Day. For some reason.... my kids have school all this week but are off next Monday and Tuesday. Very strange schedule.

Well, as yesterday did not turn out like I was thinking.... today will be puttering and doing a little bit of this and that. We stopped at our store yesterday on the way to visit my FIL and help pick up his yard after the storm. One of our employees was sick (low blood sugar) so we sent him home and I got to stay and work. Greg and Emily continued on to help Papa and take him out for a mid afternoon meal. They picked me up after and we headed home in the evening. I had promised Emily we would sew.... so I cut some triangles out of her two fabrics and she sewed most of them together. I'll press them later today and trim them to the same size for her to do the next step - design!.

With everyone gone from the house for a bit (Aidan had a Grandma sleepover last night and Greg is taking Emily there now) I think I'll try and clean. Hey, this way it will stay clean until the kids are returned this evening! I also see some weeding in the garden happening. Some sewing with the sewing machine and maybe a nice afternoon movie with some slow stitching. I am on the outer border of my fireworks quilt (yes Mom, the dark is a navy blue).

 I do love stitching this stencil. After 6+ years waiting for me to learn to hand quilt I can see the finish in sight in the next couple of weeks. To whomever mentioned using multiple needles when hand quilting, a big thank you! As you can see I have 4 working with this stencil - one for each line and it does make it move along much quicker.



Head on over to Kathy's Quilts and see what other slow stitching is happening today.

7 comments:

  1. great stitching! I know several quilt bloggers that use various needles to do the quilting, I've never done that and think I would end up getting them tangled :)

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  2. Lovely stitching--what a treat for you...hugs, Julierose

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  3. This quilt and this quilting template reminds me so much of the quilting I grew up seeing at my grandmother's. You are doing a remarkable job on this, and it will look fantastic when finished! What a great quilt!

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  4. Yes designs that always having you work on the bias are always the greatest to stitch. Your hand quilting has come a long way so your persistance has paid off!

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  5. Your hand quilting is very pretty. I really like that stencil. The university that I work for is off next Monday and Tuesday, but the school district that I also work for is off this Monday and Wednesday. This coming Wednesday and next Monday and Tuesday are Jewish holidays. Could that be why your kids are off? I wish I actually had one day off from both. Enjoy your stitching.

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  6. Yay for hand quilting! Yours is looking maaahvelous!

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  7. Your hand quilting looks great. I use multiple threads but don't leave the needles on - but that's just because I tend to forget they're there and stab myself!

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