Such a pleasant morning of slow stitching to start my day.
I got started on this embroidery block for the I Am Enough quilt...
I pressed a piece of soft interfacing onto the back of the block. This makes it nice to embroider without the use of a hoop.
I'm using a Wonderfil thread for the embroidery called Eleganza. It is a 8wt perle cotton. I found the spool in my stash of specialty threads....I don't know what I ever bought it for, but it's working out nicely on this piece...
I still need to figure out the monogram block for this quilt. I could applique the letters....but now I'm wondering if doing this same embroidery would be nice.
I'm liking that for the hand block I thought to use my wedding gloves from my first wedding....
.....and now, for the monogram block, I will use the letters "McD" to honour my second marriage.
This quilt is certainly evolving into quite the meaningful journey. I think it was meant to be that way by the coordinators, but it's just starting to sink in with me!
On the original block, the colour wheel, I wasn't sure about whether or not to applique something onto the centre. Then I got inspiration from another quilter's colour wheel and added a cherry to mine....cherry trees have a very sentimental place in my family's hearts.
While I was stitching this morning, I decided to begin listening to a podcast that I've heard about recently. I'm pretty sure it was someone mentioning it at some point thru' Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching....I can't remember who, sorry!
The podcast is called the QuiltFiction Podcast and is the recitation of a novel called Friendship Album 1933.
I'm enjoying it....but have to remind myself to listen closely and not start daydreaming, so I don't lose track of the story.
I think my goal today will be to figure out once and for all what I am doing about the monogram block for my quilt.
I am linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching.
I will close with issuing a challenge! Bloggers love to read comments on their blogs. I challenge you to read and leave a comment on five of the bloggers linking up with Kathy today!
I will challenge myself to do the same on ten of the linked blogs!
Have a lovely day!