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.

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 here  stop on over for a wonderful vintage embroidery pattern and to check on what other bloggers are stitching today,


  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!

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

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

  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.

  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.

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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!

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

  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.

  13. I hope you continue to feel better!