Monday, May 8, 2017

Slow Stitch Projects

The back porch on a summer afternoon, movie nights, airplane travel, beach vacations and the end of a long day.

What do these things have in common?

They are perfect times to sit and relax with a bit of slow stitching.  (For full disclosure, it depends on the movie.  Movies that involve lots of action scenes with things blowing up are perfect because I don't really like watching those bits!) 

I finished the needle-turned applique for my orange peel project. Fabric is Painter's Canvas from Michael Miller.

This might become a pillow or maybe a wall hanging, not sure yet.  I want the project to sit for a bit to make sure I don't want to add some more orange peels.  I like the negative space and the asymmetrical look. What do you think?

With that project done, I wanted to start something new.  And look what I found!

I love Carolyn's pattern when I first saw it in her newsletter.  Care to take on another project?  You can find more information on Cheryl's blog.  I'm excited to get started.

First step though - what fabric should I use?

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. The orange peels are so pretty. I also love the asymmetrical look and negative space. Hey, I am also going to join the Rin QAL. 'Went through my stash to choose fabrics already :)

  2. I am pondering what fabric to use for that QAL myself! I look forward to,seeing what you choose. :)

  3. Not taking on anymore qal right now, lol! You enjoy that and I will cheer you all on :) Your orange peels are very nice!

  4. Beautiful! I love all the Orange Peel Projects that I'm see online! Each person seems to take the pattern and make it their own. Your color choices are so serene and peaceful! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Loving those orange peels! I'm stitching some up, too, while I hang around the hospital for a couple of days with a friend having just had surgery. They make a great 'to go' project!


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