Saturday, May 23, 2015

Hand-stitching this week

I was the passenger on a couple of car trips in the past week. I often fall asleep in the car when my husband drives so I try to bring along a hand-sewing project to keep myself awake and make good use of the time we are in the car.  Last weekend, I finished off my sashiko stitching which I started on our recent vacation. Some of the stitches are a bit uneven because some of the roads were a bit bumpy! I plan on making this into a small wall hanging. 

I also worked on the curly quilting of the sheep wall hanging I am making for my MIL for her birthday.

I am just about done the sheep but still have to do some quilting in the background. The birthday party is next weekend so this will be this week's project...Nothing like a deadline to hurry a project along!

The flowers on my dogwood bush are coming out today.

The bachelor buttons are out too.

I took this close up of the pollen on the stamens with my phone.

This columbine is called "Blue Jay".

My husband and I filled up the back of the car with annuals today for the pots on our front porch and backyard patio. Tonight, everything was planted and watered. Hopefully, there will not be any more frost! 

Happy Slow Stitching Sunday!


  1. Your sashiko is lovely as are all of the flowers! :) Happy planting :)

  2. Wow, that is some dense hand quilting on the sheep wall hanging. Very nice job!

  3. I already lost a couple of plants due to the frost this week. I shouldn't have planted so early, but I was eager! Enjoy your sheep stitching!

  4. Happy gardening! Your Sashiko looks wonderful!