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Sunday, April 3, 2016

On the road to recovery and a little slow Sunday stitching

It's the 3rd of April and finally after being sick for nearly the entire month of March I think I am finally on the road to recovering, at least I hope so, I thought that a little over a week ago and after 3 days of feeling fairly good I was hit with chills, fever and a deeper cough.  Tomorrow morning its back to the Doctor and hopefully some good news. Cause I'm sick of being sick.

I have started the hand embroidery on block 6 for the Hocuspocusville Quilt and once again I am so glad I traced all 12 blocks prior to stitching them.
Le Witche Boutique
the stitching was slow and steady and one thing I have noticed is my french knots are getting easier to make. Here is a look at block 6 Le Witche Boutique before I started the stitching:
block six
The hand embroidering on the Hamsa Hand went slower than I had hoped mainly due to the fabric being so finicky and I changed some of the stitches and colors of floss.
This is the second Hamsa Hand I have stitched however the first kit didn't use the same fabric it was a cotton blend and much easier to work unfortunately I sent it off to a friend and forgot to snap any photos. This fabric is polyester which easily snags and pulls and no matter how careful I was to not pull my stitches too tight the fabric still looks puckered in places.

I did get some reading done this week, I finished reading The Camino and I am midway through

Walking Home which I am enjoying so much more than The Camino. Well it's time for me to make a cup of tea and get some stitching done, I will be linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching where other bloggers show what they are hand stitching this week.
http://www.kathysquilts.blogspot.ca/2016/04/slow-sunday-stitching.html

Hocuspocusville Block 6 update:
I've made a little more progress on the block today after my doctors appointment and I'll be linking up herehttp://www.supermomnocape.com/  stop on over for a wonderful vintage embroidery pattern and to check on what other bloggers are stitching today,

15 comments:

  1. The Hamsa Hand is beautiful....thanks for introducing something to me today that I hadn't heard of. It's always a good thing to learn something new to me! French knots seem to progress over time, I think. My french knots years ago never seemed to "stay" so I avoided them. Now they seem to work just fine!

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    1. In the beginning my french knots resemble mini cauliflower heads.

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  2. I hope you are fully recovered soon!
    I really enjoyed reading Walking Home :)
    Enjoy some healing stitches today!

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  3. Your Le Witche Boutique certainly has a lot of stitching to be done. I look forward to seeing your progress. Hoping you ARE on the road to recovery.

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  4. I hope you feel better soon and you get good news from the doctor. Have fun with HocusPocusVille. I'm about ready to start the patchwork on it.

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  5. Oh I hope that you can kick this soon / meanwhile enjoy your slow stitching as much as you can :)

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  6. Hi,
    Hope your feeling better soon. Love the HocusPocusVill. Enjoy your stitching.
    Have a great day!

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  7. There are a lot of nasty bugs going around this winter/spring. I hope you are feeling better soon. I am sure some slow stitching and a cup of tea will help! I love seeing your embroidery!

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  8. Hocuspocusville Quilt block is so cute, have you finished other blocks yet?

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    1. I have finished the first 5 blocks.

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  9. Wishing you get better soon! Your stitching looks great.

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  10. I hope you feel better! Stitching your hand does sound tricky with that fabric. I love seeing your Hocuspocusville update. It is going to be another stunning block!

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  11. So sorry that you have been ill for so long. The hand is very pretty and HocusPocusville is coming along.

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  12. These are interesting projects that you are working on. The Hamsa Hand will make a lovely piece when finished. Hope your health improves and continued happy stitching.

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  13. I hope you continue to feel better!

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