Santa Stitching

Today stitching will continue on the needlepoint Santa ornament. Some progress was made this past week.

Work has begun on his hat and beard, fur trim, and gift. As each section is completed, Santa is coming to life.

The past few days I was sidetracked by going to an estate sale and antique show. Coincidentally, I "found" other Santas that just had to come home with me. 😊

Another found treasurer was a hand stitched needlepoint eyeglass case which will hold my drug store "readers / magnifiers" nicely.  The lady made clever use of her leftover persain wool.  I don't have to make a case and the colorful scrappy fibers make it easy to find.
Therefore, today I will join Kathy and others at Slow Sunday Stitching to finish in time for Christmas gift giving.

Enjoy your Sunday,

Santa Stitching and Fall Paducah

I am happy to join Kathy at Slow Sunday Stitching and others today after a posting absence. In the meantime, I have been sidetracked from quilting by needlepoint. Today I will be adding stitches to a small hand painted Santa canvas which will be a gift for my DIL.

It's an ornament size measuring five inches tall.  Santa's suit is stitched with red Very Velvet needlepoint thread. If I work on a section a day, it will be done in time for Christmas.....

Since my last post, I was fortunate to have been able to go on my first bus tour group to Paducah for AQS's first Fall Show. It was a wonderful show and well worth a full day of travel.  A highlight was seeing Teresa Rawson and her award winning quilt, Contentment.  A bonus was that I happened to be there when she was interviewed by Bonnie Browning.

The people of Paducah are some of the friendliest people I have meet in one town. Our tour director made it possible to meet none other than The Quilt Man himself.

So many stunning and intricate quilts. There were plenty of vendors to purchase items that are not always available in the LQS. A variety of fat quarters, modern to repros, came home with me. I am favoring the repro cheddars as they are hard to find.

Enjoy your Slow Sunday Stitching,

P.S. Today I learned about Stitchery Link Party hosted by Super Mom No Cape. I shall be hand stitching over there also.

Knitting Goal Met

This afternoon I slowly knitted the crown of a pink newborn hat that I have been working on the past several weeks. It has been my Slow Stitching Sunday goal. The slow part was switching from a circular needle to DPNs. I found it to be a personal challenge.
With a satisfactory result after several previous not-so-good hat attempts, I'm going to take a hat knitting break and find another needlework project. Knitting in the round on a circular needle is relaxing; the DPNs are cumbersome. Next time I will try the magic loop method for decreasing.

Happy Labor Day to us in the States and our Canadian neighbors.