A BIT OF HAND STITCHING

Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a fabulous day. I was let out on good behaviour today. While the sun was shining, my Sarah and I set off to run a few errands. It was such a beautiful day and although we didn’t get everything that was on our shopping list we got other things that weren’t!!!

The last couple of days have whizzed by. I didn’t do anything extraordinary. I just plodded along appreciating life as it is. I played in my sewing a wee bit and did some chores. My wee bit of sewing consists of going back to my Neighbourhood Dresden Project.

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Originally, I thought I might quilt it by machine. Well I changed my mind and decided that I will hand quilt it. So I gathered up all my favourite tools and supplies …..

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I use a hoop because it helps me produce nice stitches. I use hand quilting thread because it’s strong and smooth. For this particular project I am using a sharps needle. I coat said needle with silicone from my Thread Heaven pot. I use a thimble because since the day I started hand quilting I have used a thimble to protect my finger.

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After an hour of sitting quietly hand quilting I started to see a change in the quilt. It started showing signs of texture …..

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I normally use wool wadding when I know that I’m going to be doing some hand quilting but originally, I had planned to machine quilt so I used a cotton/poly blend which is working out pretty well. It was nice to do some hand stitching on something other than my hexies …..

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As you can see my hexie quilt top is growing albeit slowly. There have been evenings when I can hardly keep my eyes open while sitting in front of the TV. However, if I keep my hands busy I seem to be able to stay awake. Being able to craft be it sewing, knitting or paper craft is definitely a God send. It keeps your mind occupied and is something we can share with others. You’ve got to love a crafty person!

So, life has become quite interesting of late. I am busy with this and that. I have been socialising a little more than I did this time last year. And I am thankful for all the positive things that come my way.

I guess that’s my report for today. I hope you all have super cosy evening doing something that makes you happy. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching.

Lucie x

10 thoughts on “A BIT OF HAND STITCHING

  1. Dear Lucie, we finally have warmth! No snow! ha ha…a nice way to get to know people is a plant swap, they could see your wonderful work, also. As usual, very interesting to see the process. Nice to see the “neighborhood” again. lol
    Be happy,
    Joanna x

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    1. Hi Joanna, I’m so pleased to hear you’re finally enjoying some warm weather!!! It’s about time. A plant swap sounds like a great idea. Thanks for popping in x

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  2. sandra

    Love seeing your work today….hope this makes it through the “firewall”…I’ve attacked it with my fire extinguisher! !!!

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    1. Hi Susan, all quilting, be it hand or machine, makes such a difference. After all it’s the quilting that turns a quilt top into a proper quilt. Thanks for popping in x

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  3. Bella G. Bear

    I absolutely love that dresden plate and your handquilting is lookinggreat so far! Normally I am not a fan of Dresden plate, but the houses really make it an adorable pattern I see myself makling as well maybe sometime in the future :P. Have fun with your hexies as well!

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