Sunday, December 20, 2015

Block Three complete and a little Slow Stitching Sunday Mystery.

Well it was a slow and steady and often delayed blocked but the Hocuspocusville quilt block number three is all stitched.  It was a real labor of love and last Sunday I was able to put in quite a bit of work.
Block three
I have to press it before I store it with the other blocks and I have to say my idea of using black seed beads along the top of the fence post and along the sides of the ladder worked out niceley.
Beaded Fence and Ladder
I finished the beading and the rest of the block on Friday evening and boy did I have a case of eye strain yesterday that left me barely able to see out of my left eye.  Blocked number 4 is waiting in the wings for a Slow Sunday start and I will be linking this post over at Kathy's Quilts were all sorts of lovely hand stitching is happening on Slow Sunday Stitching

The weather here finely turned cooler with temps dropping to the low 40's for the last two nights, though it will be back in the 80's mid week. Any cooler weather is always welcome here in Florida after all it stay so hot for so long.

Before I leave I want to post a photo that contains a treasure from the past, a few days ago I was looking through some storage bins for something else I needed when I came across this little gold box that once upon a time I purchased nylon stocking in, I am a saver of small boxes knowing one day it would be put to good use.
Well that's all for now, I will reveal the contents of the mystery box on the first Slow Stitching Sunday of the New Year.
In the mean time I wish you all a Very Happy Winter Solstice, Blessed Yuletide, Merry Christmas.


  1. Your Hocuspocusville block turned out beautifully! Enjoy your slow stitching today.

  2. Nice stitching and love the beaded ladder and fence!

  3. Lovely block and the beads really do add dimension nicely, rest those eyes up!! ;--))) hugs, Julierose

  4. I love watching the progress on this project. Nice finish!

  5. The beads look fantasstic. A great addition to your slow stitching.

  6. that block has a lot of stitching and the beads was a special toutch. Take care and Merry Christmas!

  7. well I love just about everything about this post. I remember those little gold boxes holding what felt like air. The sheerness of the stockings, and delicacy of putting them on. My mother suggested wearing my little white gloves so I wouldn't snag them. A different era.
    The seed beads are awesome. I think these fall stiteries are too. LeeAnna

  8. I love the way the beads look on your ladder and fence. So pretty. I remember those stocking boxes. My Barbie doll's wedding dress that was hand made is stored in one of them.

  9. The black beads look great on the Hocus Pocus project. FYI: Wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog today. You are a no-reply blogger so I couldn't reply by email.

  10. The beads are really effective - great idea. It's altogether a lovely piece of stitchery - worth the eye strain!!

  11. Another fabulous block!
    Can't wait to see what's in the box?!?!