Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday Stitching

I'm pretty well caught up with my daily appliqued hearts and have had no opportunity to prep some more applique.

Luckily there is always my Life is Beautiful for my "in-between" times... that is what I am working on today.

It's always good to have many projects just waiting for a bit of attention, isn't it!?...haha!

I never feel that this embroidery is pushing for's purpose in my life is to just be there when I need something a bit different to work on. I'm sure one day it will become a beautiful quilt.

My stitches on these blocks are not always the prettiest, but they are always the best I can do on a given day....and that's ok.

Like I've said, my Quilty365/Year in My Life will be soon done and the question of borders for this quilt will come up.

I came across two fabrics the other day that I'm sure I bought over ten years ago, thinking they would make a nice border....some day.

I've auditioned them in this picture....

I'm not sure if they are perfect or if they look dated. Opinions are most welcome!

I've switched up my "leaders-and-enders" for the time-being. I have almost 400 of my  5" Nature's Neutrals blocks waiting to be transformed into a quilt... I am going to sew them together into "fours" to make them more manageable on the design wall. (An idea that I remember from a friend, thanks!)

I'm sure by making these neutral blocks my leaders-and-enders they will go together in no time! To find out about what leaders-and-enders are all about, you can read about it here at

We're in the middle of a baby boom around here lately. Our fifth grandchild, and second this year, was born this weekend! 

Meet Rennick...

....and now we wait patiently for the New Year, when we will welcome the twins into the family!

I am linking up with Kathy over at Kathy's Quilts to see what others are working on for Slow Sunday Stitching.


  1. Rennick is adorable. Congratulations! I think those border fabrics are beautiful. I don't think that they are dated at all. Then again many of my fabrics are from the 80s and 90s and I still love them. Use what you love.

  2. That is one of my favourite embroidery blocks... enjoy!
    LOVE your leader/ender project!
    Congrats on the new addition to the family... so exciting!

  3. Congratulations on the newest grandchild Rennick is beautiful. The life is beautiful block is coming along I like to have embroidery projects waiting in the wings just for fill in days when I need a break from what I am working on.

  4. Great picture of Rennick! Love your neutral blocks, that will be a beautiful quilt.

  5. Congrats Grandma Your family is growing in leaps and bounds. How wonderful! I love having go to projects, sometimes when we finish something we feel lost and it is good to have an old friend to rely on.

  6. I'm so tempted to do the Life is Beautiful quilt. Congratulations on your new grandchild :-)

  7. I love the life is beautiful pattern. Your new grand baby is gorgeous! I like the border fabrics, the colours complement your hearts beautifully.

  8. Those Life is Beautiful blocks are very intriguing...I love doing embroidery and your stitches look great!

  9. Congratulations on the new grandchild too!

  10. How wonderful to have so many grandkids added to your family. What a blessing. Love all your work, especially the neutral blocks

  11. Congrats on the new grandbaby! It is nice to have projects to choose between. I really like that spiral heart, and the neutral blocks are looking good too!

  12. Congratulations to you and your family Sandra, Rennick is adorable, and love his name. I love the border fabric, think it will be stunning with all your hearts. I'm looking forward to seeing what the last "heart" will be, that's incredible that you've kept up and look forward to seeing others creations too. Have a wonderful day.! Diane