Sunday, September 25, 2022

Stitching Stuff: Week 37 of 2022

The last stitching stuff post was back in June, 14 weeks ago.  I really didn't intend for my break to last that long, especially not the break from my sewing room.  It's been a struggle to get back into my habit of heading to the sewing room for at least 15 minutes every day so my metrics really do look sad.  

  • 15 minute days/week = 3/7 days
  • 15 minute days/June = 9/30 days
  • 15 minute days/July = 0/31 days
  • 15 minute days/Aug = 10/31 days
  • 15 minute days/Sept  = 9/24 days
  • 15 minute days/2022 = 135/267 days

Now that I'm back to posting, I'm hoping that motivates me to do better at getting in my 15 minutes.  

The project that got me back into the sewing room in August was a request from Grad Girl to turn some of her finished embroidery pieces into pillows for her new apartment in Texas. 

I'm pretty sure this embroidery project has made at least one previous appearance on the blog.  The fabric is a long held peacock inspired pattern from my stash. 

I used an envelope pattern, messing with zippers just didn't appeal.  

The second pillow is Grad Girl's first non-kit. The pattern came from a magazine.  

She did such a good job picking the colors for the rainbow.  She made several trips to Hobby Lobby looking for just the right color combination.  The fabric for this one was a special purchase from the local quilt shop.  I was texting her pictures and this was what she chose.  

I'm really bad about keeping track of fabric lines, so I have no idea of manufacturer or what line it's from. It works really well with the rainbow stitching.  

It was fun turning Grad Girl's finished embroidery pieces into pillows.  I don't have a picture of them in use, but they currently reside in her living room.   

I've been gone for so long, I'm not sure anyone will link up, but here's Mr Linky if you want to catch everyone up on how much stitching time you managed to work in over the summer.  

1. maggie f
2. Frederique
3. Stitching Loving Nana :)
4. DonnaleeQ
5. Quilting Gail
6. Amanda

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maggie fellow said...

so glad to have you back - wonderful pillow

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. Will post tomorrow and link up I haven’t blogged for a quite a few weeks myself work has been a bit nuts which is normal for this time of year. Great finishes for grad girls embroidery.

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Hey Kate, welcome back! You choose the perfect backing fabrics for these pillows, and I admire the embroidery work made by your daughter. These projects are a great way to come back into the sewing room ;)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those pillows turned out wonderfully! You picked the perfect fabrics for bordering and backing Grad Girl's beautiful embroidery. I don't really keep track of sewing time because I'm retired and have lots of time for it, but back when I was working the chance for even 15 minutes to stitch was a real motivator. Glad you're back!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

The fabrics you chose for the pillows match your daughters embroidery so perfectly. I bet she's delighted to have them in her living room!

DonnaleeQ said...

Your embroidery is just beautiful. Love your fabric for the pillows as well.

piecefulwendy said...

I thought I had lost your blog, like so many others that have disappeared from my feed, but I'm glad you're back. So SIT is now Grad Girl - how cool is that? The pillows are a great idea! I hope she enjoys making her place her own!


I missed you--glad you are trying to get back to blogging and sewing--have a good week--here we are watching the storms-waiting to see where Ian might go this week???
hugs, di

loulee said...

You finished her beautiful work, beautifully.

thea said...

Amazing embroidery! Love the peacock.

seabreezequilts said...

That anonymous was me I was trying to post a comment from my phone and it just was being stupid. Glad you are back cushions are perfect for embroidery. Hopefully the work life balance gets better and the Grad Girl is settling in to the new study stage.

Barbara said...

I like how you did your pillows. We have a little pillow in the RV I use for back support, and it’s cover is in tatters. I want to recover it when we get home, and I’m going to do it that way. Looks good. Pretty fabrics too. I never pay attention to the manufacturer either.

Sara said...

Your daughter does beautiful embroidery! Wowza! They make wonderful pillows that she can enjoy seeing every day. As for sewing time, I try to get in at least an hour a day. Some days I can spend most of the morning in my sewing room. This week I have to work Monday and Tuesday all day, as we have some project deadlines to meet. But I'm hoping to get at least my hour a day in the rest of the week.

Jennifer said...

Love the embroidery and the great fabrics that highlight the stitching! I think I have/had some of that peacock fabric!