Sunday, April 01, 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching


Happy Easter and Happy Slow Stitching Sunday and Happy April Fools Day! There are so many things to celebrate today!
Did you see this lovely photo on Jocelyn's blog last week? This brought back so many precious memories of when my Dad used to read to us at bedtime when we were kids. He read lots of Beatrix Potter with wonderful illustrations of woodland creatures stitching.



We also loved the Thornton Burgess books. I still have some of these books and here they are with my hand embroidery project.
With everything that's going on in this photo you might not notice, but can you see how I pull all the threads to the top of the hoop? Those are threads that I want to continue later in the blocks, but want them to stay out of the way while I'm stitching with another colour. It works for me!
What are you stitching today? 


No joking... we want to see what you're up to!

   

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14 comments:

Deb from Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Loved Beatrix Potter books ! :)

Ivani said...

Great tip!
Happy Easter for your and your family

The Cozy Quilter said...

Ooh....another little bird! So cute! We have Beatrix potter books around here somewhere too. We used to read them to our daughter. Happy Easter, Kathy!

Jayne Honnold said...

Good idea on pulling up those threads. And yes, I love Beatrix Potter.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love those rabbits - Happy Easter to you and hope spring arrives soon for you

Design Originals by KC said...

I love that idea with embroidery to pull your waiting threads to the front and out of your way :D Enjoy your embroidery today... I am making curtains for a couple rooms in our new home so not slow stitching today but stitching none the less! Kathi

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I like your idea to leave those threads for using later on - I've never thought to do that! Happy Easter stitching!

Sherrie said...

Hi Kathy,
Loved Peter Rabbit...one of my favorites
as a child. Still enjoy reading the book.
Have a great stitching day!

Jennie in GA said...

What sweet memories. Love the little teacup embroidery.

Miaismine said...

How I loved reading Beatrix Potter to my own children as well! Your embroidery project is lovely - great tip! Thank you for sharing!

Lyndsey said...

I loved the Beatrix Potter stories and read them to my children. Love your tip for the threads, I'm going to use that from now on.

Janice Holton said...

I used to do embroidery and cross stitch a long time ago and am thinking about taking it up again. I would be very interested in seeing the BACK of one of your stitchery pieces. This one is so cute!

Cathy Tomm said...

I loved those books. Love the little tea cup your working on.

Kate said...

Hope you had a very happy and stitching filled Easter.