Sunday, September 23, 2012

Slow Stitching Sunday - September 23rd.

Seems that handwork is a once a month occurrence around my sewing room.  I've linked in with Kathy's Slow Stitching Sunday posts twice now, once in July and again in August.  Now it's September, so it must be time to link in again. 

I started a new embroidery project this weekend.  I saw a panel at Hobby Lobby a couple of months ago and decided it would make a great center for a medallion quilt.  I bought the panel and what thread I could find.  The last missing color was located and purchased.  Now there was no excuse not to get started.   I didn't get very far with it as it has been a busy weekend, but at least it's started.

The letters are back stitched, which is a stitch I've not used in a while. I've had to work hard to get my stitch length regulated.  But, it doesn't look too bad so far.  I have not worked out exactly what order I'm going to stitch things in, but the plan at the moment is to start in one corner and work towards the other corner.  I'm going to try to set aside one night a week to stitch, because I'd like to see this panel finished and made into a quilt. 

Maybe this panel will get me jump started back into doing embroidery regularly.  I used to do a lot of hand stitching, but that pretty much went away when Drama Teen was born.  I think because my hands were then usually full of my baby girl, which is exactly as it should have been. 


Quilter Kathy said...

Don't know where my first comment went?!?
Must have pressed the wrong button!?
Great to see a new project starting!
I love the back stitch and don't worry about the stitch regulation...just enjoy!
Thanks for linking up!

Denise :) said...

I'm *slow* to catch on, but I want to regularly link up to that one, I think! I like your little stitchery panel--I'm curious to see more of this, too!! :)

scraphappy said...

Glad you have found some inspiration for handwork. Can't tell yet what the design is going to be, but it will be fun to watch it reveal over time.

AnnieO said...

Nice new project, Kate! It is always lovely to take needle in hand and stitch stitch stitch. Must get my own projects going too!

Lynne said...

My back stitch is not always as neat as I would like it be so I "tidy" it up by whipping it! I look forward to seeing your progress on this.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Your handwork is great! I envy people who have that talent!! love your new stashed fabrics too!!