My goal for October was to work on my Aunt Bea’s Parlor embroidery project.
I wanted to finish the embroidery, and get the blocks squared up and the corner triangles added.
All but the last block are finished in the photo below. All are sewn together, except the last row.
I am liking this!
I even have the first round of borders sewn…a bonus for me, as I didn’t expect to get this far this month.
I am linking up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts and Patchwork Times.
Thanks to Slow Sunday Stitching yesterday, I finished embroidering the 20th (and last) block!
I also sewed the last row to the rest of the blocks, and put the top border on.
I’m pretty happy with the progress of this project!
I am pleased to say that Block 19 from the Aunt Bea’s Parlor project is completed!
I’ll be working on Block 20…the last block!
I am linking up with Kathy’s Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching.
Thanks to Kathy, I have been motivated to get these blocks embroidered. If you click on the link, you can check out the projects that others are working on!
Maybe you’ll be motivated to work on a project that has been sitting around just waiting for some slow stitching, too!
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” – Henry David Thoreau
“Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this one. He’s got to. I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there’s not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see.”
– Charles M. Schulz
“October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!”
– Rainbow Rowell
While I enjoy these splendid Autumn days, I am slowly making progress on the Aunt Bea’s Parlor embroidery blocks.
Block 18 is finished!
Along with stitching on Block 19 today, I am going to plant a few bulbs in the garden.
That is an interesting thought to ponder…planting hope while the leaves are falling.
I am linking up with Kathy’s Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching. If you click on the link, you can check out the projects that others are working on! Maybe you’ll be inspired to relax with some slow stitching, too!
Patchwork Times drew the number 6 for the October UFO goal.
My number 6 is the Aunt Bea’s Parlor embroidery quilt project. I have already made quite a bit of progress on this one, since I decided to work on it for my Slow Sunday Stitching project.
I have completed the embroidery for 17 out of 20 blocks. Woohoo!
So my goal for October is to finish the embroidery on the last three blocks. I want to get the blocks squared up and add the corner triangles to them.
I think this may be as far as I get, since the last three months of the year are the busiest work months at my day job.
I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and check out the other goals for October!
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“October is the opal month of the year. It is the month of glory, of ripeness. It is the picture-month.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
I am a happy camper! I actually finished a block in just one week! Ha, ha!
Block 17 done!
The pattern, and my Google searches, show the embroidery being done with a running stitch, or a backstitch. I chose to embroider with a stem stitch.
I don’t know why. But there ya have it.
Onto Block 18!
Just three more blocks to go, and the embroidery portion of Aunt Bea’s Parlor will be finished! Woohoo!
I am linking up with Kathy’s Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching. Click on the link, and check out the projects that others are working on! Maybe you’ll be inspired to relax with some slow stitching, too!
“In emerald tufts, flowers purple, blue and white;
Like sapphire, pearl, and rich embroidery,
Buckled below fair knighthood’s bending knee;
Fairies use flower for their charactery.”
― William Shakespeare
“Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that – one stitch at a time taken patiently and the pattern will come out all right like the embroidery.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
I am still slowly; very, very slowly, stitching blocks from the Aunt Bea’s Parlor pattern.
I have finished block number 16.
Onto block number 17.
Progress is happening!
I am linking up with Kathy’s Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching. Click on the link, and check out the projects that others are working on!
“Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.” – Kellie Elmore
“If you’re not barefoot, then you’re overdressed.” – Unknown
Summer is wonderful, and too short, so I am trying to enjoy it as much as I can. Yes, I do spend a lot of time barefoot, but mostly in the house. My grass is so dry it crunches, and will be dormant until we get blessed with rain. It has been a very hot and very dry summer.
I have finally finished the 15th block from the Aunt Bea’s Parlor pattern.
I did take a photo of block 16, which I will be working on for my next slow stitching project, but I’ve lost it. It is hiding somewhere in the depths of my computer.
So this one will be a surprise to you when I show it.
Meantime, I have my son and his fam visiting, so I believe I will go enjoy some more summertime fun!
I am linking up with Kathy’s Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching. Click on the link, and see the great projects that others are working on!