Sunday, 26 July 2015

Slow Stitching Update

    There's nothing quite like sitting in the backyard with a little slow stitching for company. I've had the last week off work and I've managed to squeeze in a little time sitting in the backyard, reading a bit, stitching a bit and just looking at the trees.  I have made  some slow progress on my hand stitching projects  so it's time for an update.   Here's where I am with the Hexy Star Count.



     This may not be all that different since my last link up but I do know that the lighter purple star in the centre is definitely new and so are the white diamond additions.  I decided to start adding the white background now so I don't go crazy adding them all at the end. At this point I'm planning on making a lap size quilt.

     I've also made a little bit of progress on my Japan sleeves sweater.  There are some techniques used in the sweater  that are new to me ,  wrapped short rows and carrying the yarn at the back of the sweater.  It's taken me a while to get used to them but I'm thinking that my progress may speed up some  as I get used to the techniques.


          I won't get much time today to work on my stitching. Our friends Carol and David are camping in our backyard.  We'll be having breakfast with them and then we are off to Toronto to visit our daughter.  We spent a lot of time in the backyard yesterday as our son came to visit and the three of us spent the afternoon weeding and digging. But alas no time for hand stitches then either.

     Maybe next week I'll be able to look at this view while working on some hexie stars


          Have you managed to get some slow stitching done outside?  I'm linking with Kathy at Slow Stitching Sunday and with Jessica at the Monday Morning Star Count.


  

    

12 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful view and it sounds like your week off was rejuvinating!

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  2. Oh your yard is just lovely....looks so comfortable and shady...the perfect spot !

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  3. I love slow stitching outside and listening to the birds. Nice light for handwork on a bright day too. Happy stitching to You!

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  4. What a nice week off you have had. Your hexie stars are amazing!

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  5. Such pretty hexie stars... and your knitting looks so lacy and pretty (and difficult!)

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  6. Your hexies are looking good! Your yard looks like a lovely place to sit and stitch.

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  7. What a pretty view for stitching. I like your hexie stars and it is a good idea to add the white every once in a while as you go. Enjoy your stitching.

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  8. What a beautiful setting for your slow stitching! Your stars are looking lovely.

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  9. Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Love your hexie stars and your knitting.

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  10. Beautiful stars! And your yard looks like a lovely spot in which to make them... happy sewing!

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  11. Oh how I love that sweater! I have nothing on my needles and need to remedy this. Your hexie star project is really looking great, should pull out my packs of EPP I bought um YEARS ago...love the view you have, nothing like a view like that to soothe your soul.
    :-)

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  12. What a beautiful place to sit and stitch, Lisa. I find hand stitching quite therapeutic - in your garden, even more so. We're in the middle of Winter, so too cold outside now for anything, but when Spring comes, I really should organise myself to sew outside a little.

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