Sunday, March 22, 2020

Sunday stitching...

My slow stitches have been a bit different lately. Instead of doing my regular daily applique I've gone back to a hobby from many years ago for me...knitting.

I was talking to a knitter lately, saying that I'm a bit torn between knitting and working on current applique projects. She replied that I should give myself grace and work on whatever pleases me at the moment....so I'm knitting.

To make it "ok" in my mind, I'm knitting Christmas presents for this year. By December my Christmas "shopping" should be done!

Today I finished the second sock of this pair...


I just have to close up the toe with the Kitchener stitch, which I'll do later today.

Yesterday was International Quilt Day...or Quilting Day???...not sure which, but I did my part and hung a quilt outside...


It was easy to pick which quilt to hang....the one that fit between the existing hooks on the porch won the honour. This is one of the first quilts I appliqued, I think....and it's now 20 years old!...


I'm pretty sure this was a Robert Callahan pattern offered in installments in McCall's Quilting magazine. It may have even been a mystery quilt, I can't remember.

I do like taking part in mystery quilt sewalongs. And I was tempted to begin another by Kathy at Kathy's Quilts...such an enabler! You can see her post HERE. It is a mystery offered by Edyta Sitar at Laundry Basket Quilts. 

It's still early and it won't take much time to catch up if you'd like to join in. You can read about it at Edyta's blog in this post HERE.

I did do the first two days and will do today's section later today. There will be 100 blocks to do over the fifteen days. It's not 100 different blocks....for instance, on Day 1 we made 4 of the same blocks which will be the four corners of the quilt.

I will be putting a quarter of my blocks up on the design wall as we go along. Here is the design wall after Day 2, yesterday....


I am using an assortment of 30's prints since I have a nice big bin of them.

That's all for today....stay safe everyone, and try to get out in the sunshine for a bit of Vitamin D...but in a safe way!

I am linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching. Visit her post and take some nice quiet time to see what other stitchers are up to today. 

8 comments:

  1. Lovely socks and quilt. I am thinking about joining in on that mystery quilt too!

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  2. A very nice quilt you had outdoors on display. With so much going on, I actually missed National Quilting Day. Enjoy Edyta’s sew along.

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  3. Love those delightfully coloured socks of yours! AND....love the sweet quilt your 'socked' feet are resting on. How fabulous that gorgeous quilt looks hanging on your verandah. I would think it would cheer many a troubled soul as they walked by.....that is of course if there is anyone out and about. =) That sew along does sound fun. Enjoy!

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  4. I am joining in on the Edyta mystery. Kathy is an enabler for sure. But I have also started another new project. Maybe is has something to do with being housebound with all that is going on in the world. Love that you chose 30 prints. I was going to do blue and yellow but after looking in my stash...blue and pink was a better choice!

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  5. I decided a while ago that I am not going to craft what I should work on, but what I want to work on. There are too many shoulds with work, there shouldn't be with relaxation.

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