Sunday, April 19, 2015

Portable Slow Stitching

Kathy is hosting Slow Stitching Sunday as she so graciously does every Sunday. It is a time to slow down and put in a few slow stitches.  Sometimes we get caught up in life and need  help to unwind and relax.  Slow stitching does that for me and many others.  I will be working on adding some small applique pieces to the wing tips and tail of my appliqued eagle block today.



Slow stitchers often take their projects with them where ever they go. It is amazing how much you can get done if you find a few minutes here and there to stitch.  Kathy has asked that we add some photos of how we pack our scissors, threads and needles to take with us.  For me, I put everything in this box. I have a nice little needle book that Deb made for me that holds needles, thread and scissors. If I am flying the box gets left at home and I will put my block and needle holder in a simple zip lock bag that gets tucked into my purse.



needlebook and my finger pin cushion
I hope you find a few minutes to relax and put in some slow stitches!

31 comments:

  1. love your little case for your scissors etc.

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    1. It is nice to travel with. All my tools and great place to park the needle so it doesn't get lost

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  2. Your eagle is coming along beautifully!
    Enjoyed seeing your takealong ideas :)

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  3. What a cute little case for your slow stitching necessaries.

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    1. I just love this little case that keeps my needle safe on my travels

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  4. I keep my thread, scissors, etc on a Tupperware container...your little case is much prettier! Glad to see the eagle has a head now!

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  5. What a cute needlecase. Your eagle is moving right along. I can't imagine applique with those little pieces like the beak.


    Not sure I'll get to do any slow stitching of any kind today. This time of year I work a lot in the garden after work and on weekends. Heading out to the strawberry and asparagus patches to weed now in between some machine quilting.

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    1. I have spent most of this week out in the garden. My asparagus patch did well this year.Got most of the garden planted this week. I have small section I hope to till today and get my cucumbers planted. It is such a small garden but I really enjoy taking care of it and watching it grow. The fresh food is so worth all the work.

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    1. He is very tradtional isn't he! He seemed to come alive when I added his eye!

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  7. I like your little travelling kit - very neat. Your eagle is looking pretty awesome.

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  8. Can't wait to see this block finished.. I love all the details in this block Carla... and I love your takealong things too! Thanks for sharing :) Kathi

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    1. A few more blocks and the fun begins. Can't wait to get to the part where I can make everything fit together.

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  9. I love that little travel case. I usually just use Ziploc bags. I think I have to make myself a little kit like yours. Your eagle block is gorgeous.

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    1. It is a great place to park the needle I am currently using on a project and keep my scissors and thread safe. Pretty easy to make!

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  10. So glad you are enjoying the case! The eagle is coming along great.

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    1. I do enjoy it. Love that I have a place to park the needle that I am currently using for a project. The eagle was fun to do! Mt Vernon is in the works, plan on using my machine to do the applique on it!

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  11. I think your eagle looks amazing so far! Just beautiful! I can't wait to see it with more pieces sewn on :0)

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  12. I missed out on the slow stitching yesterday. Sundays are just too busy this time of year! Your eagle is coming along very well now!

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    1. It sure is a busy time of year. Hard to find stitching time this week as the garden calls. Love doing both but its harder to find enough energy sometimes.

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  13. Yes....slow stitching is relaxing and necessary. Our lives are so busy that it is good to sit and slow stitch and unwind.

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  14. I'm trying to take a little time every day to,slow down and hand stitch. For me it can be like meditation. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. I so agree, I have been doing that for several years and I really look forward to the me time with my stitches

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  15. Great eagle. It’s going to look great in your GW quilt.

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    1. I hope so, busy time of year so things are not moving along as fast as I would like.

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  16. Beautiful eagle.. love your stitching... Mary

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