Sunday, December 6, 2015

Slow Stitching

Over two weeks have passed since my last post, and my only stitching has been of the slow variety in the evening. I enjoyed Thanksgiving with my family, spent the weekend following making my holiday soaps, and since then it seems I have just been putting up Christmas lights and decorations (shown here), and doing physical therapy for multiple parts of my body. : )


I have worked a little on this. It is a pattern called Snowball, from Kathi Campbell of HeartToHand for a recent Farmhouse Threads blog hop. Lisa Bongean also had a great block I hope to stitch up. They are blocks for a quilt, but I am making them as little wall hangings.

You can click here to see what this is supposed to look like. I still need to stitch down the hat, add the pine needles, snowflakes and words. I am removing Christmas from mine. I want it for January.


I've also got this prepped for stitching.

This is the latest Buttermilk Basin Mystery BOM. You can click the link to see what it is supposed to look like. Can you even tell what that blob at the bottom of the block is? Hopefully it will be more defined with some embroidery. It is my own addition.


And I actually made a little (very little) progress on my Stars in The Garden project. The first flower is made, and it gives you a taste of the fabric that will be the path between the stars and flowers.

That is one of my favorite tiny neutral prints. It is an early design from Primitive Gatherings.





And I have Skyped whenever possible with DD#1 so I can visit with this little sweetie. 

This is the granddaughter I have gone to visit in NH twice this year. The adoption is now official and I can finally share her photo with you! Isn't she precious? Of course, I am totally unbiased. :)





I drew the winner for my giveaway last Saturday, as I said I would. Sarah (sarahdidit blog) was notified of her win and the package was sent on its way to her, probably crossing in the mail with the package she is sending me, because I ordered some of her great zippered bags as gifts. 

Maybe by the next post I will have dusted off my sewing machine. I might even sew something with it. : )
Janet O.

p.s. So far I am liking the drag and drop feature blogger has implemented for adding photos.

37 comments:

  1. What a sweet new addition to your family! Lovely new projects, the snowman and hexies are my fav! LOVE LOVE your new header............are you dreaming if a white Christmas?

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  2. What a sweet little granddaughter! Skype is a wonderful way to keep in touch when they are so far away, they seem to grow faster than you can blink an eye. I love that little snowman applique. It seems there is always someplace to tuck in another tiny Christmas hanging. Hoping your PT goes welll and you're back to feeling better very soon. These winter months are certainly difficult for older joints and tendons - we're going through a bit of that here too.

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  3. Congratulations to Sarah !
    Your Christmas block is so cute !! Maybe next year, I will try to take time to make one...Love your Garden project too !! Are the hexies measure 1" ? They are so tiny....
    Send a big hug to this adorable baby ....she is soooo sweet !! :)

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  4. Your granddaughter is so precious! And I love your hexies project, too. Several of those fabrics are ones that I recognize from my own stash, such fun to see how you are using them. The woolies are always so cute.

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  5. Oh my lands - your granddaughter is absolutely adorable!! And you have every right to be biased!!! Are they coming for Christmas? Give her a hug for me!!!

    As always your little projects are just so cute!!! The snowman will be perfect for January!!!

    Congrats to Sarah!!! I know she will treasure your giveaway!

    Get some rest my dear friend, and just enjoy the "REASON for the SEASON"!!!

    Blessings and hugs!

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  6. Oh my...she is just adorable! Hope you get to squeeze her again soon. You are really doing well on your hexie project - I love that PG fabric too, but don't have much of it (you know how I like to hoard the good stuff!). Super cute wool projects too. I printed off the instructions for all of those on that Hop, but of course, have done nothing with them. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

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  7. What a beautiful new granddaughter, Janet. You always have such great projects in the works, and your Christmas decorations are beautiful. This is such a hectic time, and I think a lot of us don't accomplish much in the sewing room. I always think that it's going to be a long winter, and there will be time for stitching then. Take good care of yourself.

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  8. Lovely work on your projects. Your family's new addition is adorable. What a sweet smile! Enjoy the wonder of skyping and I hope you get to hold her again soon. What a love!

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  9. Love all your projects. Your new addition to the family is a real sweet heart. So happy for you all. Hugs

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  10. OMgoodness! Congratulations on the final adoption! She is adorable!!!
    Love your wooly projects and this seems to be the time of the year to slow down and enjoy!

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  11. Love all your slow stitching, especially the stars in your garden. Congratulations on adding that precious baby to your Family. Isn't skype wonderful for keeping in touch!

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  12. I'm guessing that's a little jingle bell you are adding to your candy cane--cute idea! I saved a few of those Farmhouse Threads patterns--I think Lisa's is my favorite! Your DD is adorable--congratulations to your family!

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  13. What a sweet looking baby! I bet Christmas at their house will be one of the happiest ever this year! Your projects are looking good - I kinda wish I'd done a little fussy cutting on my hexie quilt, but I imagine it would have been pretty hard since the pieces are so small - I love all your fabrics.I was at VDG yesterday and got to buy one of the little quilt display stands - yay! All their boxes are so cute - I like the one you chose.

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  14. What a little beauty...she is just precious! Congrats to you all! I think your snaowman is going to be such a cutie, too!

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  15. Sweet stitches, but the baby wins hands down, she just has the most delightful smile!

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  16. Putting your own twist on BOM is a good idea. Love the wind-bent pine tree:). I think that is a bell with the candy cane? Adorable new member of the family--congrats to all, she's very cute! My sewing machine was inactive a lot recently too, but I'm quilting now. I've not tried the drag and drop, when did that start? I tend only to post from my PC as I don't like the Blogger app.

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  17. Wow!! What a bee-you-tee-full grand baby!! I'll bet you are a little biased!! I would be too!! Your stars are really coming along beautifully!! And your little wool projects are so cute! Is the mystery blob a dreidel?

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  18. Slow Stitching is going strong at your house. Cute snowmen and flowers and that Sweetie you get to share finally! Hope the aches and pains are helped by a little TLC. Congrats to Sarah!

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  19. oh janet...she is sooo adorable! she looks sooo huggable! and love your hexies too....lots of slow stitching is really adding up...

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  20. Love your snowman, and your sweet granddaughter!

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  21. What a sweetie pie! Your granddaughter is adorable. Oh, and your work is always incredible. hehehe ( you know babies and puppies always take center stage)

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  22. Your granddaughter is a cutie! Looks like you have lots of slow stitching to keep you busy!have fun sewing this week!

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  23. Your Granddaughter is beautiful and the best part a very loved and wanted child. Slow stitching at my house also--to many other activities calling my name. Hope to return to quilting this week

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  24. I love blog posts this time of year. It seems that we are all thankful to get in any kind of stitching at all. Yours is delightful and your granddaughter is adorable!

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  25. So wonderful to hear that the adoption is final... and your family has indeed been blessed with this bundle of love and sweetness!
    I think that physical therapy of the stitching kind works fastest... just sayin!

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  26. What a darling baby, so nice you have been able to go out twice! Enjoy all of the stitching goodness you have going on.

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  27. Oh the darling girl!!! Congratulations to the entire family, Janet!! She's just adorable. When are you going back to visit again?? And your hexies??? Fabulous!! Your non-sewing puts me to shame!
    Also, love your view, gf!!! Much better than mine... closer!

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  28. Oh my goodness! What an adorable little cutie pie! You are such a lucky grandma. I know you wish she were closer.

    Love your projects,esp. your little snowman.

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  29. I think that's a jingle bell to be down by the candy cane :)
    The stars in the garden project is looking lovely and I'm so glad you finally get to post sweet Maggie!!!

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  30. Lots of great projects and to top everything off, a darling granddaughter!! Wonderful that the adoption is final now.

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  31. Your little granddaughter is just adorable! How wonderful you are able to stay in contact with iher on Skype. You will remain a familiar face to her. Loving all your slow stitching especially those hexie stars!

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  32. Your Granddaughter is a real cutie, I just want to pinch her cheeks! Congratulations to the completion of the adoption process; I've heard it can be trying to get through. Enjoy seeing the projects you are working on. Take care my friend, Sandi

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  33. Aaaah, your snowfellow is dapper! I like his leanings . . . *grin*. And your BB block is darling! Hexies . . . I thought I was on that lucky Sarah's blog for a split sec! Your newest granddaughter is just precious!! Yay and congratulations!! :)

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  34. Your grand is definitely a sweetiepie! Looking forward to more pictures and stories!
    Looking forward to getting my squishy at the post office this weekend - I hope your package arrives soon! Your stars in the garden is looking good!! I just might get you a little more addicted yet!! 1 hexie at a time!

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  35. Your snowman is darling! Love how he and the tree bend in the wind!
    I see others had the same thought I did - it's a bell with the candy cane. Please tell me we are correct!
    Of course I love your star in the garden project. I see some familiar fabrics.
    Your granddaughter is adorable. I'm sure it's hard being so far from her though wonderful that you've been able to be with her twice already. It's nice to think of her with your churn dash quilt.

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  36. Oh your new GD is so adorable! Congratulations to all for the final adoption. The snowman block is so cute. He looks like he's been blown over. So wintery and cute. I love following your BOM the new one looks fun!
    wow those stars are so fabulous. Love your combinations. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. I"m still catching up and your post was so fun to read.
    Love love your winter header!

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