Time to share an update on my May OMG (One Monthly Goal).
I had decided that it was time to get the Aunt Bea’s Parlor project out of the closet and finish up the borders.
I also said that I had issues with piecing the borders and that it was the pattern’s fault.
Turns out, as is often the case when I am involved, my issues were due to operator error.
Somehow the piecing just went together so much better when I took the time to mark and pin.
I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts. Check it out and see what other’s have accomplished for their May goals!
*To see all of the posts, and my completed embroidered blocks, simply put ‘Aunt Bea’s Parlor’ in the search bar of my blog.
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!
“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!