Friday, January 6, 2017

Orphan stitching project = first 2017 finish!

I find hand stitching or knitting to be a great way to relax at the end of a day.  (In fact, one of my goals for 2017 (see goal post) was to always have a project needle ready.)

Often my embroidery projects become UFOs - all stitched up but nowhere to go.

This pear is something I made at least 6 months ago.  It sat lonely and unfinished at the bottom of my block basket until I decided to turn it into a mini quilt.  The pattern is a stitch sampler and very fun to stitch up.

Straight line matchstick quilting, a scrap of batik for backing and binding was all it took to dress this up and turn it into my first finish for 2017!  It is roughly 7'' square.

I wrapped it up and gifted it an aunt.  I hope she likes it.

I like the way this looks as it sits in front of the window on a gray day.  The background fabric is a light cream but looks darker in this picture.

The pear stitching pattern was sourced from Kathy Schmitz's site quite some time ago.  I don't have the direct link to the pattern anymore but there are plenty of other wonderful things on her site.

                                    (One Monthly Goal January Linkup can be found here.)

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. I did a lot of Embroidery and have a lot of finished pieces that were never made into anything. I stopped watching tv in the evenings, so without that sit down time, little handwork gets accomplished, except bindings.

  2. Congratulations on your first finish of 2017. It is very nice. Embroidery is very relaxing.

  3. What an adorable embroidery piece. I'm sure your Aunt loved it.

  4. That's really cute. I'm going to have some embroidery on my OMG project.

  5. That's a pretty finish for 2017. Pear artwork has always been a favorite of mine for the kitchen and I even have some prints hanging in the kitchen. I'm sure you Aunt loved it.

  6. Congrats on a beautiful finish! Hand stitching is so relaxing, but it's hard to find the time for it.

  7. What a FABULOUS idea! I have an embroidery project that will soon be a mini quilt, too! Thank you for the inspiration!


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