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Slow Sunday Stitching

Kathy, at Slow Sunday Stitching, is keeping me on a wonderful, relaxing pace.

I have finished Aunt Bea’s Parlor, block 6.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 6

Here are the first six completed blocks:

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Onto block 7.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 7

And I am continuing to  work on scrap control.

The black, gray and white scrap bags are sorted and cut into various usable strips.

I am sorting the green scrap bag.

Scrap Bags

What a tedious job.

Scrap Bags

Please don’t let me allow my scraps to take over ever again!

Slow Sunday Stitching

“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

Continuing on with blocks from Aunt Bea’s Parlor. 

This is my Slow Stitching Sunday project for as many Sundays as it takes.  There are 20 blocks, so this is a long-term project.

I have finished embroidering Block 5.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 5

On to Block 6.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 6

It’ll be a good Super Bowl project.

I am linking up with Kathy at Slow Sunday Stitching.

February UFO Goal

Number 9.

9 is the number that was drawn for the monthly goal over at Patchwork Times.

My #9 is old.

Really old.

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

The wall hanging began by playing around with Libby Lehman’s threadplay technique.  Then I was asked to teach it.

I have no idea how long ago that was.  A long time ago.  I haven’t taught in years.

And I have no idea what I’m going to do to finish it.

I am linking up with Patchwork Times and One Monthly Goal.

January One Monthly Goal

Yay!  My January UFO goal was to finish quilting Aunt Sukey Spins Off. 

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

I am so happy to say that the quilting is done, but so is the binding.  This quilt is finished and out of the sewing studio!!!

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

I am linking this finish up with One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts and Patchwork Times.

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

If you own EQ7, then you can get the project file for this quilt by clicking on the Freebies tab at the top of this blog.

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 1

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 2

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 3

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 4

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 5

My scrap bags are all full.  Each and every one of them.

Scrap Bags

Scrap Bags

I have decided to use Bonnie Hunter’s Scrap User’s System.

It is quite surprising to me how many strips, strings and crumbs I have managed to cram into one bag.

Scrap Bags

This is going to take a while.

Coastal Mist Blog Hop

Here is a quick share of a fun blog hop happening right now!  The Coastal Mist Blog Hop features designer Tammy Silvers and beautiful batik fabrics from Island Batik.

Coastal Mist Blog Hop

Enter the giveaway every day and win a precut bundle!

Listed are the dates and participants of the Coastal Mist Blog Hop.  Have fun!

January 23 Tammy Silvers blog and website
January 24 Jessica Stewart of Izzy & Ivy Designs
January 25 Susan Emory of Swirly Girls Design
January 26 Connie Campbell of Freemotion by the River
January 27 Katie Laughridge of Live Originally
January 28 Julie Stocker of Pink Doxies
January 29 Linda Pearl of One Quilting Circle
January 30 Laura Conowitch of LC’sCottage
January 31 Cheryl Schenck  of Unspooled
February 01 Marian Pena of Seams To Be Sew
February 02 Vanessa Fromm of Fabric Confetti
February 03 Ebony Love of LoveBug Studios
February 04 Erin/Aurifil of Aurifil

Slow Sunday Stitching

“What are you doing?”
“I’m darning a sock,” he said, holding it up to show me.
“What’s that lump inside?”
“A sock egg.”
“A sock egg? I didn’t know socks hatched from eggs.”
“Only the best ones do. I can’t wear the cheap kind, the ones that grow on trees. They give me blisters.”
― Polly Shulman, The Grimm Legacy   

 

I am working on some mending that I have long procrastinated on.  Nobody cares, least of all myself.  Ha, ha! 

What else is happening this Sunday?

I continue to work on Aunt Bea’s Parlor for Slow Stitching Sunday.  There are 20 blocks, so this is a long-term project.

I have finished block 4.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 4

Next up, block 5.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 5

I am linking up with Kathy at Slow Sunday Stitching.

No-Knead Crusty White Bread

I thought that you might like to have an update on the bread mentioned in today’s earlier post.

I chose to make my bread with half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose white flour. 

So I can’t really call my bread a crusty white bread.

I used 1/4 part of my dough to bake.  The rest is still in the refrigerator for use later this week.  And I dusted my dough with cornmeal instead of flour.

No-Knead Crusty White Bread

After baking, I ended up with a rustic, crusty loaf.

No-Knead Crusty White Bread

Not bad for a mix of flour and water.