Welcome dear blog friends! Meet my lovely sewing lady friend named Penelope. She was made in England by Royal Doulton. Perhaps some of you have seen her elsewhere. She is elegant, regal and relaxed while she embroiders. Wouldn't it be wonderful if our hand stitching process could be as such. Maybe on Mother's Day, you will have more time for delicate hand sewing.
Today's project, while I join many of you at Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, is a small cross stitch decoration. It is all prepared and ready to be worked on. It is named "Lil' Miss Snow Angel" by Sugar Stitches available on etsy. With the aid of magnifiers, hopefully I can stitch on 32 ct linen. When completed, it measures only 3 x 4 inches (7.62 x 10.6 cm) so hopefully, I can finish.
During the past few weeks, I've also worked on the red and white quilt. Hand basting was completed and machine quilting was next. While I was hand basting, I had hopes that the quilt would tell me what quilting pattern to choose. It didn't happen. All I knew was that I would use the walking foot as I'm not a free motion person.
Although I consider myself more of a traditional quilter, this top has a contemporary feel and I struggled on deciding the quilting pattern. I tried standard quarter inch outline which looked blah. Then I tried curves & waves - made my astigmatism crazy going against the many straight lines. After spending too much time on pinterest and several samples, a plain straight line seemed to compliment it without making it too busy. Plus it is good walking foot practice without unnecessary stress. ;-)
All one can say is lol. I'll close with a photo of a neighbor's huge weeping cherry tree. Until next time, please take care and stay well!
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