Sunday, May 6, 2018

May 6 - Slow Stitching Sunday.....

I made my heart for the day! It is the orange one in the below photo.

I have a Heart a Day in the Month of May challenge going on - make one heart a day for the month and end up with 31 pretty hearts. Mine are hand appliqu├ęd and will finish off at 6 inches with an alternate blocks of scrappy nine patches. It will become a baby quilt for a great niece due in July. I am also getting these extra white hearts when I cut the back out from the colored hearts and they are being put onto 5 inch charm squares for another project.

I only have a little running to do today - to Wildwood to get more girl scout things for our bridging ceremony. I'm picking up some new vests for some of the girls to take advantage of our 10% off  order.  I need to put a couple of coats of modge podge onto the girls flower pots for tomorrow - their mothers day gifts. Then it is nothing planned! Well, I do hope to add the last border to the graduation quilt, make the backing and get that one pinned for quilting. That will take up the kid free afternoon!

I should get a binding made and machine attached to the front of the churn dash so some hand stitching on the binding will be on tap for tonight.

I have a few more stitches to add to the brown Dresden to finish it off. Must prep that maroon one as I'll be ready for it tomorrow in car line!

There are a few more badges that need to get stitched onto Emily's brownie vest... best to get it done before she bridges to a junior vest! Must figure out what to do with her daisy and brownie vests.... might become pillows this summer?

Everyone slept in this morning...... Emily had a friend sleepover Friday night. Aidan had a friend Jakari over for a few hours Saturday afternoon. After they both left..... I skedaddled out the door to meet my friend Jill at Painting with a Twist. They had a free class put on by National Geographic to get the word out about an upcoming series on Picasso. We did self portraits in the cubist style. Not my particular style....but it was a fun 2 hours away from kids and some nice quality girl time I needed doing something fun! We are working on setting up a private class to thank a couple of our gs mom's for all they do for our troop.... as a thank you from the girls.

Linking up with Kathy and the other Slow Stitchers today.

If you are making hearts - lets show them off on this Slow Stitching Sunday.


  1. I have 6 hearts done. Imagine . . . 6 whole completed blocks this week in a life where I usually have large and complicated hand applique blocks. Thanks for the simple challenge.

  2. What a nice challenge, be a quilt before you know it!

  3. What a fun challenge with all of the hearts - maybe something to try in January for Valentine's day? Love the Picasso self-portraits at Painting with a Twist - thanks for sharing!

  4. Day 6! Enjoying the challenge Deb! Have a great week.

  5. Those hearts and nine patches will make a great baby quilt!

  6. A heart a day is a great idea for a baby quilt. I might join in so that means I have a little catching up to do!!

  7. I like your finishing idea....I've kept up and will post them this weekend. :)

  8. Sending good vibes so you get all the hearts completed, its a great idea. Your Churn Dash is looking wonderful and your quilting is very nice.