Sunday, August 18, 2019

A Little Slow Stitching

While digging through my sewing room looking for an elusive pattern, I came across this project. I had abandoned it long ago because I had made the mistake of using the back stitch (as recommended in the pattern) instead of my preferred stem stitch. It takes me so long to do back stitching. I'm never happy with my stitches and keep picking them out. I think the stem stitch is much more forgiving--lol! 

I needed a hand sewing project to work on, so this time I am determined to get all twenty blocks of Aunt Bea's Parlor completed. There were already eleven blocks done, so I have already made some progress. I'm trying to not beat myself up too much if my stitches don't look as perfect as I would like!

 
I've also completed my One Monthly Goal (except for the label), so I took a little time to set up this month's Hospital Sketches block. This Tennessee Rose is enormous, so the stitching here should go pretty quickly--nothing fiddly to fret about.

I haven't linked up with other Slow Stitcher's for quite a while, so I thought it would be fun to get back into some Sunday sewing....
Linking with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching HERE

11 comments:

  1. Your embroidery is so cute and colorful. It brings back a lot of memories of the tables of home made linens and quilts at our church bazaars. I'm glad you're getting it done because you'll have fun putting it together.

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  2. Welcome back to Kathy’s Slow Stitchers. Your work is very nice. Tennessee Rose is lovely.

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  3. You found some cute embroidery hidden away. Glad you got them back out. We are our worse critic. Enjoy the stitching. I'm ready to do some embroidery. Maybe I should go digging.😉

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  4. I do love those sweet little embroidery blocks. How many will you have in all? The Rose Block is very pretty and I especially love the pieced background. Such soft colors.

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  5. The basket blocks are so pretty and have such a vintage feel.
    Tennessee Rose looks totally different in a monochromatic color scheme. Nice job!

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  6. Aren't those delightful! I haven't done hand embroidery in years, but I did quite a bit when I was a teen and in my 20's.

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  7. What fun quilts you are working on. Looking forward to how you finish them off. Very nice!

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  8. Once you put those embroidered blocks into a quilt, finish it, and wash the quilt, your stitches will be in the crinkles and look marvelous.

    I am ready to send the pattern to you that we discussed. Will need your address.

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  9. You have finished your OMG already?!? I barely have started... guess who won't make the end of August deadline?!?
    Enjoy your basket making... perfection is so overrated... just have fun!

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  10. I agree with Karen above - whatever issues your stitches have will disappear. I agree - use whatever stitch you enjoy using! Your Tennessee Rose is so pretty in blues with the touch of green.

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  11. Tennessee Rose in those colours is stunning.
    Of course, I love the embroideries. Yes back stitch can be a nuisance to get all even, but stem stitch is lovely. So use what you enjoy and a little back stitching here and there to emphasize something.

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