My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Monday, April 8, 2019

Slow Stitching!

I feel like I've been working on this block for ages!
It's my third applique block from the Foxley Village BOM I'm doing. The needleturn was pretty straightforward with long straight edges and not too much in the way of fiddliness.
But I'm finding it slow going with the satin stitched leaves, and there's another tree on the other side of the house!
There may bave been a few distractions —
Hehe I bet you didn't expect a photo of my latest chickens!
But maybe you were expecting one of these?
This is going to be my quickest post ever written - and probably the shortest too, and with the least amount of photos....It's very much a quick pop in and say hello post as first thing tomorrow morning I'm heading off to catch a plane to go to Retreat!! So exciting :-)
Yaay - I think I've just got my toothbrush to pack and instructions to write for the MOML on how to look after the baby chickens.
I was going to be so organised and have projects cut all ready to sew but today I've just thrown random stuff in my bag so it will be a real surprise what I end up doing!
So Hello - Goodbye,
'til next time,
happy stitches,

19 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Have fun

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Ahh--but surprises are always nice--
Have fun for both of us--
luv, di

Gretchen Weaver said...

Your embroidery is lovely. Have a great time at the retreat!

Julierose said...

Lovely satin work on your embroidery--that stitch always takes a long time--lovely house too enjoy your getaway hugs, Julierose

Janet O. said...

Satin stitch is a time consumer for me, too.
Fun to see your chicks of both varieties. :)
Have so much fun at retreat--I am excited for you!

Fiona said...

so fun to have all those little people around.... have a wonderful time …
Hugz

Helen said...

Enjoy your retreat....great photos....

Lin said...

I love embroidery but satin stitch is on my 'avoid if at all possible' list so well done you for sticking with it. You could always try a different technique for the other tree cos no two trees are ever the same! Have a great time on retreat. xx

Mystic Quilter said...

Enjoy your time at Retreat - hope it's somewhere warm!

gz said...

Enjoy your break!
That tree is beautiful work, well worth taking the time

Maria said...

Love seeing your lovely family oh and the wee chicks..
Nice stitching ....
Have a fabulous time at retreat ...

kiwikid said...

Great to see the family and the baby chickies. Very nice block and stitching.

Karen S said...

It is a delight to see all those gorgeous children together. What fun.
Enjoy your time away.

KaHolly said...

Loved seeing the family picture! Life changes in the blink of any eye! Have fun on retreat!

Vicki said...

Enjoy your retreat.

Jenny said...

This will be a beautiful quilt when your done.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Love your slow stitching... can't wait to hear about the retreat!!! Maybe next year I'll be there :) xx

Susan said...

So good to catch up with you...love the little ones at the end - I'm assuming they are twins??

Jindi's Cottage said...

Cute wee chicks...satin stitch argh! but yous is lovely and love the colour choice of your thread, looks great...