It’s Slow Stitching Sunday over on Kathy’s Quilts, celebrating all things hand-stitched, I’ve been making steady progress with my stitching this week, both hand and machine. I’m trying to get a few finishes under my belt at the moment, I suddenly had that epiphany moment when I realised I’d got four quilts and three embroideries on the go, never mind two dress-making UFO’s lurking in the corner of my sewing room. I want to get a few things finished before I start Helen’s new quilt…and before I go to the Knitting and Stitching show at the end of November as I’m bound to find a new project there!
The stitching for my Summer in the Dales box is almost complete, I’ve just got to finish the green line and add one line of pink back-stitch and a bit of gold and that’s it, finished, ready to make up into the box. The words go round the inside rim of the box.
I’m probably a quarter of my way through embroidering the latest Anderson’s Farm quilt block, these never take as long as I think they will, so I just need to crack on with it. I’ve another embroidered heart and a little pieced block to make too before I’m up to date. The final installment will be arriving soon so I would like to get this months block finished this week.
The Splendid Sampler quilt-a-long has been mainly pieced blocks recently but there was one appliqued block for me to blanket stitch round. It was of a five petalled rose so it just cried out to be made into a Yorkshire Rose. The white rose of Yorkshire is the emblem of our county, going back to the 14th century at least.
I’ve got two quilts almost finished, one is from about three years ago, delayed for various reasons, but now it just needs sandwiching and quilting, the disappearing four patch I started last week just needs it’s final border and then quilting, I’m hoping to crack on with that today. …with a bit of concentration I could get two embroideries and three quilts finished in the next month!
Whilst I’m sewing today I’m going to listen to a programme on BBC i-player called Song of the Singer Sewing Machine. It’s about an hour long and apparently it’s all about the history of Singer sewing machines. I’m hoping to learn a bit more about Pearl, my fiddleback singer.