Sunday, May 29, 2016

Slow stitching Sunday....

Kathy reminds us to slow down and relax with some stitching each week. Today will be a bit of a busy day but I do plan to get some relaxing stitches in at some point.
The big question.... which project will have some stitches added to it?

I have these diamonds that need to be turned on the 1857 block. I use back basting and stitched every other diamond. Once these are turned I'll back baste the others and turn them this week.

I have these pretty blue squares that need to get marked with their sewing lines 1/4 of a inch from the edges.. so they can be added as the next round to the trip quilt. I have 80 of them to mark.

I'll probably add this green dresden (finally... it has been waiting for over 2 weeks!) to it's backing so I can machine stitch the green squares onto it to make a block ready for some hand quilting. I have another sage green dresden that needs it's middle added before that one can be appliqued down.

I think I'll concentrate on getting the dresdens finished off, so I'll have a little hand quilting project to take with me to the beach next month.... and up to Vermont in July.

Head on over to Kathy's Quilts and see what other hand stitching is happening on this holiday weekend.

My builders (Greg and Emily) are prepping plans for a deck to be built around a part of the new 24 round pool. Nice and big.... the 15 round was getting small with me and the two kids in it. Despite the bigger pool, the kids are right next to each other in this one and bugging each other!

Showing a picture of the guinea pigs in their play area this morning. They love the tunnels.... and I love that it is recycling a Fedex box and some round cardboard tubes. Guess it is time to clean their cage while they are playing.

We also had a caterpillar that we watched turn into a pink lady butterfly. This was a girl scout project. One of the leaders was doing it and had extra's so I grabbed them for my girls. One emerged yesterday and we set her free. The other one.... had a burst of meconium yesterday afternoon but has not emerged. I fear that one won't survive.


Jennifer said...

Enjoy your slow stitching on your purple block. Your guinea pigs have a super fun play area and what clever ideas you had for their tunnels.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a cool project to see a caterpillar turn into a butterfly. How did you store them ... I wouldn't think you'd want them inside lest you have a butterfly loose in the house.

I guess I ought to find some hand stitching to work on ... my MWFG needs to be worked on if I'm ever going to get it finished! ;-)

scraphappy said...

It sounds like you are already into the swing of summer. So many fun projects going on! Enjoy every minute. Vacation is always far too short.

Quilter Kathy said...

So many beautiful choices for hand stitching today... enjoy!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

LOL I have to say that while I greatly appreciate your sewing projects the critters have stolen the show !:)

CathieJ said...

Your quilting projects are great but I love the guinea pig picture. Great recycling.

Moneik said...

Love seeing all of your projects, especially the trip around the world.