Sunday, November 12, 2017

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.


The Cozy Quilter said...

It’s amazing how much you can get done on a handwork project by just adding a few stitches a day!

Jill said...

So true! With each section finished, Santa is coming to life.

Quilter Kathy said...

How exciting that you got to meet QUiltman AND Teresa!!
Love those cheddars!
Enjoy your Santa stitching today!

CathieJ said...

I hope to get to Paducah someday. It has to be a destination trip for me though as it is much more than a day away. I love the fabrics that you bought.

Jill said...

Paducah was on my bucket list a long time. It was a challenge on figuring out how to get there. I had to drive an hour away in the wee early mornings to board the bus. The hotel was an hour away from Paducah. Perhaps, someday you will find a way to get there.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Your little Santa is so sweet! Lucky you to make the show--looks awesome!

Jill said...

I continued slow stitching Santa today on Monday. I did feel lucky to make it to the show.