Sunday, July 19, 2015

Slow Stitching Sunday....

Time to start on the first border of Hugs and Kisses. I used a % off coupon on top of a sale on Thursday and got this template for a little over $2. The marking pen I got....didn't show dark enough and faded quickly so I used a pencil to mark it instead. One side is marked..... I plan to start quilting this one later tonight. I got a thorn in my pointer finger on Friday weeding so no needle and thread until today since it finally stopped hurting. We'll see how the left hand does..... smushed it in the wall closet Friday afternoon when putting towels away. Don't ask how I did that one ... must slow down but boy did it hurt.

Linking up with Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for Slow stitching Sunday. Head on over and check out some neat projects.

14 comments:

Val's Creative Life said...

I"ve never handquilted....but sometimes am inspired to add some perle thread stitches.

Quilter Kathy said...

So exciting that you are ready to quilt the borders. But you must protect your precious hands... you need them for quilting!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Yikes! What are you doing to your hands?? I love that stencil! I can't wait to see some of your quilting on that quilt!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Your poor hands! take it easy.....:)

Julierose said...

Yikes--you have really done your hands in! I think a slow down is definitely in order. That quilting will be lovely...I need to layer my Poms for hand quilting--that will be my slow stitching for today...hope you heal quickly...no more "boo-boos" now ;--)))
hugs, Julierose

Donna M said...

I think the pain is a reminder that we should take a deep breath and slow down. For quilters, our hands and our eyes are most important. We need to take good care of them.

Ray and Jeanne said...

Love the template. Sure hope your hands are ok to start stitching soon. Take care! ~Jeanne

Jeanne said...

Double ouch! I hope you are able to use those fingers to begin the quilting on this project.

scraphappy said...

Finding just the right marking pencil can be hard. They all seem to be too dark or too light. Your poor fingers! Must be a sign to slow down and rest them up.

CathieJ said...

I like that border stencil. It will really compliment that quilt.

gayle said...

Ow ow ow! My fingers are cringing just reading that...
I hope you heal fast so you can enjoy your quilting!

a good yarn said...

Ouch! Hope you are back to fully functional soon. Having done something similar recently I can vouch for the ouch. I like that quilting pattern on your stencil. Great bargain.

Stephie said...

I confess, I laughed at your poor fingers!!! It's just the sort of thing I do! Painful and frustrating, but I hope they've healed enough to enjoy some hand stitching on your lovely quilt :)

Cathy said...

Ouch! I know thorns hurt like the dickens.
I have that template. It's almost exactly like one my grandma used on a quilt. Looks like yours came at a good price!