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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday Slow stitching projects a new beginning and a completed stitchery

Today I am homesick for my northern roots, it's late November, less than a week till Thanksgiving and I long for the crisp cool air, rapidly falling leaves of assorted colors and the familiar surroundings of New Jersey, instead I'm in the land of perpetual green aka Florida. Today I can fool myself just a litte, it's a gray rainy autumn day, I'm inside where the ar conditioning is cool so it feels like autumn, and the leaves of my sycamore tree have turned the usual paperbag brown and mostly fallen to the ground so it looks like a northen autumn day until you step outside and are hit in the face with the humidity and warm temps and know it is autumn in Florida. After twenty odd years in Florida I am always surprised when the homesickness grabs hold of me.

On this rainy Sunday I have started stitching the hand embroidery for the third block of the Hocuspocusville quilt. I had this all ready to begin a few weeks ago but I started on the Holly King and just kept on stitching. As you can see I'm off to a slow start but than thats what Sundays are all about, slowing down, resting and taking time to breathe and do some much loved hand stitching.

Here is a look at the Holly King, all the hand embroidery is done now I need to decide how I want to finish him.

 After looking at the piece for a while I think I should have crayon tinted his face so I decided to eventually make another.  I'm not sure if I mentiond this in a previous post, the pattern for the Holly King is from Urban Threads which offers patterns for hand and machine embroidery. Here is a link 
I plan to keep stitching on block three for today and I am linking up here once again for Slow Stitching Sunday http://www.kathysquilts.blogspot.ca/

9 comments:

  1. Your Holly King is magnificent. I hope the home sickness fades soon. xx

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  2. Cute sign on your third block. Your Holly King is very pretty with all the colors. You'll be happy when you are much warmer than those in NJ. :)

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  3. Holly King is wonderful. I look forward to seeing what he becomes. I don't think I will ever leave the Northeast. I love all four seasons and I can't imagine the holidays without the cold weather.

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  4. I think your Holly King looks wonderful, I'm not sure you need to redo him. I hope you made good progress on Block 3!

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  5. How funny -- your link up on Kathy's Quilts was right next to another quilter working on the HocusPocus quilt! Very cute stitching! :)

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  6. Fun block! I've added more color to some of my embroideries using colored pencils--maybe you can try that before making another block.

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  7. Sorry you have been feeling homesick :-(. I love your Holly King as he is!

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  8. Since this is my first visit to your blog, I looked back at your other Hocuspocusville posts. Oh, how my nieces (ages 29 & 35) would love these! Beautiful embroderies!

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  9. I feel for you....for 25 years I lived in the hottest, most humid areas in Australia....and hated it. This year we moved to the coolest state and I realise how unhappy I was for all that time....I just love the cool weather! Great stitcheries....enjoy your stitching!

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