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This and That

Yes, I have been procrastinating.  I don’t know why, but I haven’t felt like sewing for a while.  I guess basting quilts is not all that exciting.

There has been some overtime at work.

And I did make a gooseberry pie.


Gooseberry Pie

Hubby will be picking cherries today, so a cherry pie will be made.

Getting outside and practicing my photography has been lots of fun.

And I have totally finished every stinking seam; that is, stitched in the ditch and removed all of the basting safety pins from this quilt:

Lets Sew Quilt Along

I could actually call it done, but I am not.  The fun part begins.  There will be some free motion quilting happening.

I also started a new project. 

I saved alphabet pincushion embroidery patterns that Jenny of Elefantz so generously posted on her blog in 2018.  I haven’t worked embroidery in quite a long time, and I’d really like to get back to it.  This is an easy way to do that.

I took a white tea towel and divided it into sections for each letter.

Jenny of Elefantz Alphabet Pincushions

Then I traced each letter with a blue washout marker.  The first marker that I tried had too heavy of a tip, so thank goodness that it will wash out!

Jenny of Elefantz Alphabet Pincushions

My tracing set up is a clear plexiglass table that Hubby made for me, and an Ott light that I have slid underneath.

Jenny of Elefantz Alphabet Pincushions

All the letters of the alphabet are traced; one in each square.

Jenny of Elefantz Alphabet Pincushions

The letter A is embroidered.

Jenny of Elefantz Alphabet Pincushions

I intend to stitch the letter B today.  

And bake a cherry pie.

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

Linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching!  Lots of fun projects by like minded stitchers to see!

Gooseberry Pie

I win!

I picked the gooseberries before the birds and the deer this year!


Since I don’t have quite enough for a pie, I’m adding last year’s blackberries to the gooseberries.

Gooseberries and Blackberries

Add some sugar and tapioca.

Gooseberry Pie

Rustic yummy sweetness!

Are you enjoying the fruits of summer? 

I hope so.