Sunday, September 23, 2012

Slow Stitching On the Go?

Today Kathy of Kathy's Quilts asked, "Where do you stitch "on the go" and what are your tips for successful portable hand stitching?" Well, after I thought about it, I can't really say that I ever stitch "on the go". Since I'm retired, I usually am only on the go when I am running errands or traveling. Usually, when I'm traveling, I am the driver. I do need to come up with a project I can take to sit and stitch group meetings. I've only attended one and had a binding to hand-stitch. I am looking for a small project that I can just grab on my way. Any suggestions would be welcome.  Maybe I'll kit up a small quilt that I can hand-piece. I tried hexagons, but they make my hands ache if I do more than a couple at a time.

This morning I was able to get some more redwork done on my Trim the Tree pillow top. For the most part I am liking the Cosmo embroidery thread. It is already 2-ply, so I don't have to divide the threads like with DMC embroidery thread. The Cosmo has a nice sheen to it, too. I finished the ladder.


Nana B said...

I love this one! So much so that I did it myself. At the moment it is a finished piece of stitchery but I have not made it into a pillow, yet.

Carrie P. said...

really cute block!

Quilter Kathy said...

I have been wondering about the Cosmo thread...thanks for the info.
And thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

Teresa in Music City said...

Cute!!! You're doing a great job on that :*) I haven't tried the Cosmo thread but I really love the Sulky 12wt which I think is similar. That's what I'm using on Winter Wonderland. I'm hoping to get to a few more MCQG sit-n-sews before the end of the year, but we are getting close to the time of year where the holidays keep us from meeting. I really enjoy stitching with a group :*)

Kate said...

Too cute!

scraphappy said...

Cuts little snowmen. They look like the perfect carry along project.

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