Sunday, February 24, 2019

Sunday stitches....

What a fast week it's been!

It surprises me, as February always seems to drag out for me even though it is the shortest month. 

We have to go out this afternoon down Niagara-way to check out my daughter and her girlfriend's new house that they are buying. It's not supposed to be nice weather at all today, but you wouldn't know it by looking out the window right now....still and sunny!

I hope the weather holds off. After we are finished looking at the house I want to visit my favourite winery and favourite Mexican restaurant while in the area. 

I haven't had much time to sew this week, but hand-stitching always seems to get accomplished :)

This morning I worked on a couple of my Chapman Coverlet blocks....these literally take moments to complete as they are so tiny...

.....and a couple more from the other day, so you can get more of an idea of the scale of the blocks...

Hmm, maybe we will get the windstorm, after I'm sitting writing this post it's as if a curtain has been drawn, it's got so dark all of a sudden.....and the wind is picking up right away!

I did get my block completed this week for the Hand Pieced QAL...

....I love this block!....although I know I was daydreaming as I stitched, and had to un-sew a couple of times when I sewed things together incorrectly. There will be nine blocks for this sewalong, here are my blocks, so far...

This morning I did the applique on this little Dear Jane block...

I am so pleased with this little block and can picture a whole scrappy quilt made of it. (Uh oh, sounds like another "squirrel" moment)

Today was the first time trying out the Clover Black Gold needles. I was lucky enough to find them at my local quilt shop during a class yesterday. I've been curious about them since hearing Kathy from Kathy's Quilts recommend them.

I did enjoy using this needle....hard to explain why, but it did feel good in my hand. 

My only complaint...I'm not one to like a package of different-sized needles, I'd much rather buy a whole package of the size I prefer. Maybe they do come packaged that way, I'll have to keep an eye out.

I also worked a bit on this month's block for my Queen's Garden quilt...

I've enjoyed this block, as it's a bit easier than the first four....but funnily enough, I'm finding it a bit boring and may try to dress it up with a bit more embroidery with the perle cotton. 

It seems like I've accomplished a lot of slow-stitching this morning....but, really, each project was just a little bit of work. Nice to see progress, though!!

Well, now it's looking a bit brighter outside again. I hope we get to stick to the plan today. I'm so looking forward to that chimichanga!!

Today I am linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching, and with Elm Street Quilts for the Hand Pieced QAL.

Have a lovely day, that hopefully includes some quilty time.


  1. Such cute little CC blocks! So fun to pick out little surprises for each block. Enjoy your day!

  2. Such beautiful projects on the go! Your hand piecing blocks are lovely!
    I didn't know the Black Gold needles came in an assorted pack! The pack I have is all #10 needles. They are so sharp and thin, but sturdier than some of my needles. That being said, I have already discarded one that I have bent :)
    Enjoy your hand stitching today!

  3. Your block 5 for the hand-pieced QAL is lovely! I'm enjoying seeing everyone's fabric choices when blocks are shared!

  4. Lovely block! Thanks for linking up with the Hand Pieced QAL!