Sunday, October 28, 2018

Me time!

 I am linking up with Kathy's Quilts today to join other hand stitchers as we add stitches to our projects. Kathy talked about the healing quality of stitching.  I  agree that putting in those hand stitches has a great calming effect.  I am currently hand quilting my Texas Star quilt.  I have it set up in the corner of the kitchen nook, so it is easy to go over during the day and sneak in a few stitches. I call that "me time".  For me, it's a time when all other thoughts go away and I just stitch.  It doesn't take long and I feel relaxed.  It's been a busy week here, but I was able to sneak in a few stitches!
Since this quilt is not made up of blocks it's hard to know how far I have come without laying it out.  Although, the quilting is nothing fancy I really like the way it softening the whole quilt and playing nicely with the stars.  It doesn't get better than that!

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  1. I like the way it looks. I wish I had room some place in this house to set up a square Grace frame that I have on a stand - I just don't have room for it right now but it would be nice to set up a small quilt on it and just be able to take a few stitches now and then and eventually it would be finished.

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  2. What a beautiful quilt. Your hand quilting is gorgeous. Wonderful that you can keep it set up for a quick stitch here and there.

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    1. I agree having it in the corner makes it easy to sit for a few minutes and get some stitches in!

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  3. I find hand work very soothing and healing. My mind can drift or focus. All is good.

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    1. It sure is relaxing! Before Tom retired I would sit and stitch all quiet in the house except for the wall clock ticking. So serene!

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  4. Hand stitching does calm the soul, doesn't it. Your hand quilting is fabulous; such a lovely quilt.

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  5. Texas Star is such a pretty quilt. Your quilting design is perfect! Just quilting a little bit a day makes progress. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. As the years go by I find just taking it slow and enoying each stitch is just OK! I just love seeing them come alive!

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  6. This is really pretty -- and you're so right about the quilting softening it up. I love the spots of cheddar! :)

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  7. Oh, joy! It is coming alive! Thank goodness for "me time"!

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