Sunday, October 9, 2016

Slow Stitching on a Sunny Sunday

There is nothing like the sunshine after a storm, and today we have bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine.  Hurricane Matthew blew through here on Friday and while the storm was wrecking havoc on the coastline here in Ocala we were very lucky.

I managed to run a few morning errands before the worst of the winds came blowing through and by dinner time it was clear enough to take my daily walk at a local park with a blustery breeze and light drizzle it was invigorating.

I was able to finish the last 6 hexie hand embroidery pieces for the Christmas Tree Skirt while the rain was pelting the windows.

Here is a close up of some of the blocks I put my own spin on I added spirals to the center of the stars
and stars to the gift box. In the above photo the first gift box is also my own while the 3rd one is done in the book as is the last star hexie block, though I used less lazy daisy stitches.
Here is a look at all 12 hexie blocks with the hand embroidery completed, the lines around the motifs are guidelines for the needle turn applique.
After the hexie blocks were done I picked up block 10 of the Hocuspocusville Quilt stitching the items on the clothesline,  I can not believe how long it took to stitch the articles on the clothesline but they are all so cute. I plan to finish stitching the tree today.
I will be linking up over at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching click on the link to view what other bloggers are working on today.


  1. You've been stitching up a storm.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

  2. Your embroidery is very pretty. I am looking forward to seeing those hexies all assembled.

  3. Can't wait to see your tree skirt. and your embroidery is lovely.

  4. Lovely Stitching.
    It's wonderful to have a bright sunny day after a storm. The sun is my Icon for Hope. You just know things will be OK when the sun is shining to remind you.
    xx, Carol

  5. Beautiful stitching. Glad the storm wasn't bad for you. We only lost power for two days. It could have been much worse.

  6. Lovely glad that you escaped the worst of the storm :)

  7. Lovely glad that you escaped the worst of the storm :)

  8. Love your cute, cute Halloween piece...nice work.