Old and New Stitching Project

Today on Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy, I have two projects. The first one is I can now add bling to my fancy needlepoint heart as the background stitching has been finished, yay


The second stitching project was inspired by a quilt that I saw at the Sauder Village Quilt Show. The light and dark fabrics forming a background circle pattern has fascinated me.

However, I found it stressful to piece the Winding Ways / Wheel of Mystery block either by hand or machine. Too much eye strain piecing the narrow curved points in the center.  When I saw the block at the quilt show, my initial reaction was that it was appliqued. Upon close inspection I could see that it was pieced. I give the maker credit. Next, I experienced a light bulb moment,
 "Why couldn't I applique the blocks?" You are welcome to follow along on my experiment.


Yesterday two of my favorite girls and I went on an adventure out to the country to pick Michigan strawberries.


Nearby there were sweet cherry trees and we were able to gather a flat of cherries. Needless to say both girls managed to meet their daily requirement.



In between hand stitching, I was going to make a batch of strawberry jam, however, by today many were over ripe and too soft for canning. :-(  Hopefully tomorrow I can find some Michigan strawberries nearby and uh....already picked.

Jill


Slow Heart

My slow heart stitching travelled out west on a recent trip. I slowly made it to the bottom of the heart. Yay! The progress made was while at the airport or on the plane as there was much beautiful scenery to view.



Every day the scenery was different while we travelled. I did not want to miss it.

View of Bear Lake in Utah

Tetons

Jenny Lake Grand Teton National Park

String Lake Grand Teton National Park

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park
Today I join others at Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching link and shall continue filling in the background while watching golf's US Open. Hoping the complete the background this week. 

Jill


Slow Heart Stitching Sunday

In preparation for light, easy needlework projects that are portable for the summer, I am working on filling in the background of the fancy needlepoint heart.

Hope to have background done the end of June. Some of today's stitches were taken while joining others at Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching.

Jill

Sauder Village Quilt Show Part 2

Part 2

As promised this is Part 2 of the photos that I took at the Sauder Village Quilt Show. Perhaps some quilts will inspire you as they have me.

(My apologies for the month delay in posting Part 2. Life keeps getting in the way.)















Edyta Sitar was one of the teachers and her blue collection was available for purchase. Oh so pretty.