Saturday, April 18, 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching


Time to check in again for Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts. 

Tonight I watched an inspiring program called One World Together At Home, paying tribute to the healthcare workers,  those that are staying open to provide us with food, mail etc.  There were artists from all over the world singing, doctors and nurses providing information from the front lines.  I particularly liked the performances by Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, and Rolling Stones, and numerous others.  I think I only saw 2 hours of it but parts of it brought tears to my eyes. 

What I have been up to this week was getting to work on my Hands 2 Help quilts hosted by Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  

I have 4 baby sized quilts cut up.  I have been trying to cut up scraps and use those as much as possible.  I pulled a bunch of child themed scraps out and I haven't made a dent yet. 

But today I finished up my first top.  It is using Laurel Burch Jungle Songs scraps leftover from granddaughter Kyleigh's graduation quilt. 

The middle section was just leftovers from Kyleigh's and the two blocks at the side. 

This week I finished up my Kathy Schmitz stitchery from last week.

This week for my Sunday Stitching, I will be attempting to get these last two flower sections on my
Buhl-Bushong quilt border done.

Before I got, I wanted to show this orchid I adopted from my daughter Katie's MIL when she moved to Arizona.   When I received it, it had several stalks of flowers which promptly fell off within a week of the move to my house.  This is what it looks like now.  It brings a smile to my face every time I see it!  

Don't pay attention to my brick walkway that appears to be growing weeds.  I need to take care of that next!  

I'll be linking up with Kathy's Quilts and Slow Sunday Stitching.   I really appreciate this now more than every with this social distancing and look forward to visiting/chatting with others that link up to her site.  

Stay safe!    Thanks for stopping by!


Gretchen Weaver said...

The orchid is beautiful!! Your projects are nice too but the orchid just sang to me!

K Reeves said...

Your goals for Quarter 2 are really going to keep you busy! You have so many lovely projects that you are keeping up with, you are like me I think, you enjoy some variety. :) That orchid is spectacular, WOW! DH has bought me an orchid on occasion, but they always die without ever flowering again. My African violets however, love it here, and they are blooming their heads off again! Stay well my dear!

Sarah said...

That's a nice fun quilt, lovely and bright. Your orchid is stunning, you must have green fingers!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Your Kathy Schmitz embroidery turned out so cute. I haven't done that one yet! The orchid is amazing, it is so large! I have two orchids now and am feeling more confident on how to care for them now. One has been blooming since Valentines Day and the other is starting to form a flower stalk.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is such a bright, happy quilt for H2H - someone is going to love it! I love the embroidery, too - so sweet. Wow on your orchid! That must be the perfect place for it.

Deb A said...

What a beautiful flower you have blooming! Your stitchery is beautiful - I love the little birdies.

Kim said...

Well just look at that glorious orchid; it obviously loves living with you!! Just beautiful! Loving your baby quilt top with all those bright and happy prints. Your embroidery turned out lovely....such a sweet stitchery. Hope you have enjoyed a pleasant Sunday stitching those lovely applique flowers.

moosecraft said...

Your stitches are lovely, and that orchid is gorgeous! I don't recall ever seeing one with so many blooms! :-)

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Danice G said...

Really pretty work. I am also busy on my H2H quilt donation. Stay safe and be well.

Kate said...

Love the bright colors in your H2H quilt, very dramatic. Hope you made good progress on your hand stitching project.

Barwitzki said...

Fantastic quilt. Great colors.
I congratulate you ... great job.
I really like your embroidery.
I bought a new knitting book and will now use the knitting needles. It is said to be a fisherman's sweater in the old tradition. The book has been translated from English.
Greetings to you. Viola