As I look back over the week, I just realized I spent a lot of time behind my sewing machine. I accomplished trimming all the blocks and sewing them together. When I came across a block that I signed with a pigma pen, I worried that my signature may fade over time. So I decided to use the back stitch and embroider over my name and date with a single strand of DMC. Since this is a reproduction quilt that had M.E.C. 1848 cross stitched into a block on the original quilt, I thought it fitting to add those intitials and date to a block in mine.
It was nice to stop in the midst of all my machine stitching to stop and do the embroidery. My sewing space has windows that face east so I was able to sit and stitch as the sun's rays gave me great light and warmed my bones. So glad I took the time to enjoy the few extra stitches As soon as I get the borders added I can get back to finishing the applique on the corners. Yipee more slow stitches!
This evening I will continue adding more 2 inch squares to my TATW. Each round is taking longer and I definitely don't work on it often enough. Another drama filled episode of Downton Abby to enjoy tonight, so hopefully I will make some more progress on this project. Thirteen rounds are complete not sure when it will end. If you are adding some slow stitches today, make sure you go over to Kathy's blog and join the linky party at Slow Stitching Sundays. I am also linking up with Angie's WIP Be Gone!