Sunday, February 26, 2023

Slow Sunday Stitching

We have had some glorious rain in our state this past week, in addition to very cold conditions.  We had sleet and hail on some days.  I noted these clouds in driving around, some looking pretty ominous.  

This week was our quilt guild workday at my house, which meant I needed to clean of the kitchen and dining room tables so we could have some clear spaces to work.  We cut the batting and binding for quilt tops that have been donated and then bag them up so we can pin baste them in two weeks.  The ones that are long-armed are just bagged up with the batting and binding.  

This week I also tried to embroider another mermaid for the sweatshirt grandson Jaeger had gotten me for Christmas.  I did it once, making it as a patch using dissolvable stabilizer, and I just fused it on my sweatshirt.  

Well apparently the dissolvable stabilizer wasn't the thing to use, and the stitching starting coming apart around the hair and edges, so I took it off.   I tried to do it directly on the sweatshirt but that didn't work, and ended up getting a thread nest and when I tried to cut it off it made a small hole in the sweatshirt which I was able to mend.  

I next thought I would make a patch again, but use a piece of felt as the base.    I guess my  machine decided it needed a spa day because it did this next.  

So I took it over for maintenance.  Will try again when it gets home in about a month.  

I've accomplished a lot this past week, most of which are for blog hops next month, which  can't show yet.  I finished the top for my Dust off a Quilt Book Blog Hop.  I need to get some fusible to do a little bit of applique and then it will be ready to be quilted as soon as the backing arrives.  

I also got caught up on the SAHRR (Stay at Home Round Robin).  The last round prompt will be announced on Monday.  

Two of my grandchildren are back in town.  Kyleigh just got back from a quick trip to Hawaii.  She has a friend who is a flight attendant and was going to Hawaii and invited Kyleigh for a quick trip.  There was a 40 hour layover so Kyleigh and Madilyn enjoyed a couple of days.  Jaeger is also home from University of New Mexico for the weekend.  We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant in town.  The boys as usual were razzing each other.   

While speaking, and waving my hands around, I somehow managed to knock Jaeger's little dish of Habanero hot sauce onto my new jacket!  

What I will continue working on for Slow Sunday Stitching is my Valentine stitching from Bird Brain Designs.  

I'll be linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Head on over and see what everyone has been up to.  

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh dear, I hope the Habanero sauce stain washes off. Goodness your grandsons are tall. I saw on the news today it's snowing in LA......crazy! What a bummer your sewing machine is not behaving. Enjoy stitching your Valentine's stitching...'tis looking lovely.

  2. Sorry for your frustrations with the sweat shirt. It really is gorgeous stitching though.

  3. looks like you had fun with your grands. Sorry your machine will be in the shop so long!

  4. I hope your machine can be fixed... that's a nasty thread nest! Your SAHRR is wonderful - great job on keeping up with it!

  5. You got some amazing cloud photos, Karrin! I love how your SAHRR is coming together. Those offset geese are really neat! Hope your grandson who broke the bones while snowboarding is all healed. Have a lovely Sunday!

  6. Oh dear, mishaps happen, hope they both worked out okay.

  7. Your mermaid was gorgeous, shame it didn't workout on your sweater. Those cloud photos are dramatic!

  8. Machine issues are so stressful! Hope it all gets patched up shiny and new and ready to go pedal to the metal.
    Your grandsons look very tall! Our son is 6'4" and we wonder if his now 2 year old son will get as tall.

  9. I love your cloud photo! I hope your weather improves! It sounds like your guild is quite active! Ouch! My machine shows me those gears once in a while! My daughter is on her way over, so I can ask her who to embroider on a sweatshirt. She is very experienced in this area. I like your colors for the SAHRR. Kyleigh looks so happy! In fact, all three of your grandchildren look joyous! Ahh, so you are an animated talker! We’re in the same club! Love your Valentine stitching!

  10. I hope your machine is back to normal quickly and you can remove the stain from your jacket. Your Round Robin quilt and cross stitch are looking great!

  11. Hope the hot sauce comes out! Lots of good projects at your house, and fun with family. They keep you young!