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