Sunday, September 25, 2016

Last Slow Sunday Stiching for September

I have made some progress on the hand embroidery for Hocuspocusville Quilt block 10.
block 10 started
On Wednesday the 21st I attended the first Hand Embroidery class at Tomorrow' Treasures quilt shop we are making the Christmas Tree Skirt from Gail Pan's book Christmas Patchwork Loves Embroidery. I believe there are 12 of us in the class and we will meet on the third Wednesdays in October and November.
 These are the hand embroidery blocks for the tree skirt, we traced them onto fabric in class or at home. Some of my traced pieces waiting to be hand embroidered.
tree skirt blocks
hope and love
joy and merry
I will work on the the tree skirt blocks today, there are 12 small blocks to be hand embroidered, lots of letters.
These are the fabrics I chose for the tree skirt. and two back up fabrics just in case, I have been known to change my mind, there are a few other projects in the book I want to make so I can use them.
tree skirt fabric
back up fabric
I bought this sweet little pattern of the phases of the moon from Etsy, the shop is Cozy Blue a sweet little shop with patterns and kits available with a nice selection of original patterns. Here's the link
kit contents
I had the echocardiogram on Tuesday and will have the results at my next appointment in October unless something irregular shows up when the cardiologist reads the results. This is routine since I have been experience quite a few bouts of shortness of breath and being a heart attack patient I suppose the doctor has to cover all bases. I don't worry since the morning of the day I had my heart attack I had a complete physical including an EKG and everything was fine then 12 hours later I had the heart attack. I find these test more a nuisance and an unnecessary expense, but what do I know. On the up side my blood pressure hasn't done its spiking thing in a long while.

I am linking up today for Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy's Quilts  here is the link:


  1. the tree skirt sounds very interesting- I can't wait to see it around your tree.

    1. Thank you, I'm going to make it a table topper instead of a tree skirt

  2. You are making great progress on Hocuspocusville! Will you be done in time? I see you have lots to keep you busy. :D

    1. Thanks, It won't be done for this Halloween perhaps next year.

  3. Very pretty projects! That moon blossom looks very cool, thanks for the link!

  4. I love this block for Hocuspocusville! The ghost, spider web and boots on the clothes line are just too fun. Your tree skirt will be lovely! You have some great projects going. :) Best wishes on your results in October.

  5. Deborah,
    I love the Phases of the Moon embroidery project. Your stitches look lovely. I also like the Gail Pan project very much. I'm not much for Halloween but all your work is very nice. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Good luck with the EKG results. The body does what it wants, and I've come to believe we can make better choices, but still have no control over anything. =) I love your phases of the moon project, and the Gail Pan looks great. I'd love to find a group of 12 people who want to embroider together! You've been making pretty steady progress on Hocuspocusville.

  7. I love that ghostly clothesline in the HocusPocus block!

    The tree skirt is going to be sooo pretty. What line of fabric are the holly fabrics from? I've been looking for fabric with holly on it and those are lovely.

    Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for the link back. Aloha hugs!