Sunday, January 3, 2016

Slow Sunday Stiching, something old and something new

I hope 2016 started off well for each of you and the rest of the year only getting better with each day. I began my new year with a hike on a new trail in the Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration Area, the Chornobyl trail. One of my goals this year is to hike a new trail every month so January 1st I did my first new trail, more detail about this goal for the new year on another post.

Its the first Sunday of the new year and I want to link up on Kathy's Quilts for a year of Slow Sunday Stitching. Here's the link give it a click if you would like to see what other bloggers are hand stitching.

First I have begun the hand embroidery on block four of the Hocuspocusville Quilt, a sweet pattern by Crab-Apple Hill studio. I hove more of the blocked stitched but didn't snap a photo.

Yesterday I put this cute little free pattern from Crab-apple Hill on my light box to trace, today if I can find the time I will do some crayon tinting.

I also plan to get the hand embroidery started on this piece, it's the first time I am using this  Stick-n-Washaway product, I love the ease of putting it through my printer I just hope stitching through it won't be too difficult.

I have a few other projects lined up for January, once again this year one of my goals will is to be more creative or create more which worked out so well last year. This year I want to focus more on using from my stash, attending more classes and meetings to further my creativity. 

Here is the cover page photo of the witch with the snowman pattern, the actual pattern is here on the website:


  1. I love the Crabapple patterns. I have one of a sewing machine that I'd like to do this year.
    Enjoy your stitching!

  2. Looks like you are already off to a great start on your new year goals. Love the hat on that snowman.

  3. The witch and snowman pattern is so cute! I am on the 9th block of HocusPocusVille. I am looking forward to finishing that one up so I can get the quilt done, then start on a new one. Enjoy your stitching! You have a lot of great projects!

  4. I love those patterns that you are stitching. The witch and snowman is an interesting juxtaposition.