Sunday, September 10, 2017

Many slow stitches....

I've had a nice start to my Sunday with my slow usual!

The last couple of mornings I've listened to an audio book while stitching and I've quite enjoyed it. I wasn't sure I wouldn't start daydreaming while listening to an audio book, so the first story I've chosen is an old favourite so I wouldn't worry about missing some...but it turns out it is quite easy to keep up with the narration!

This morning I've had a few pieces to put finishing touches on.

The first is an applique quilt that I gifted many years ago and has been well-loved. I think the quilt is called Prairie Flowers and I would love to do this pattern again one day as I still love it.

I was asked to repair the applique that has come loose. I know that none of us likes mending, and I've been putting this chore off all Summer, but to my surprise it was quite pleasing re-visiting this old favourite!

Most of the applique is still intact...but there were a few places that needed attention...

....and, all fixed....

Many parts of the vines around the border need repair. Surprising to me was that it didn't take too long to fix things up. 

Another bit of stitching this morning was putting the final stitches into the first Flowerville block. 

This is a project that doesn't see the light of day too often, but now that I've finished the first block I'm looking forward to starting the next.

Pretty, isn't it??

Then I turned my attention back to Down the Rabbit Hole. Here is what is on the design wall at the moment...

   The wedge design at the top is what I am working on now...just three more to go...

That's all for's going to be a busy one. I will be giving a trunk show this week and today is the day to get all packed up! It's quite the thing to gather up all the quilts, get them all folded just so so that they fit most economically into the suitcases....all in specific order for the evening's talk. Luckily, I have a very good assistant to help me! If any of you are in Fergus this week for the trunk show, come up and say hello!

I am linking up with Kathy's Quilts  for Slow Sunday Stitching and with Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework for Oh, Scrap!.

Have a wonderful day!


  1. Beautiful applique projects - both the old and the new! Enjoy your trunk show - and take lots of pictures!

  2. I wish I could come to your trunk show. I don't live that far from Fergus but no time this week. Where do you live? Maybe you could come to my guild in London. Glad the repairs did not take too long. Cute house too.

  3. Your applique is always so beautiful and fun to look at! I also really like the embroidery block! It's our first football Sunday here - might be a good day to get out my little embroidery project and get some stitches in it.

  4. So many pretty projects to keep you busy. Enjoy your trunk show, sound like you have everything planned out.

  5. Beautiful appliqué! How wonderful that your quilt was loved so much it needed some mending. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!