Sunday, November 13, 2016

Slow Sunday Applique

One evening this past week, I spent a couple of hours tracing and cutting out the pieces for a wool Applique project which will be a Christmas gift for a family member.

There are a lot of little pieces in this project!

I am keeping all of them in a ziplock bag for safe keeping! 

Today, I am staring to sew the sheep bodies in place. 

I don't like having the pins in place while I am doing blanket stitch Applique, so I hand baste each piece down first using matching thread.  

I have vast quantities of embroidery thread in many colours and found a gray to match the large sheep.

I had to watch a YouTube video about how to start my first stitch...I have not done this for a while! 

I am off to the races now... We will be doing some garden clean-up today and I hope to do some sewing later today.  I will be linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching. 


  1. how many strands of your thread do you use? I have been using 2 and sometimes 3 I wondered as I know many use the little balls now where you do not do it by strands

    1. I am using two strands of thread. I have some of the little balls of cotton thread too but no gray so I decided to use embroidery floss instead.

  2. I can't wait to see what this will be. I love the background fabric.

  3. Beautiful Gail! Loved seeing your embroidery threads!

  4. That is a lot of little pieces indeed. It will be fun to watch this grow :)

  5. I have 2 large boxes of floss...I love color! Your project looks like it is off to a great start.

  6. There are a lot of pieces! I'd still be stitching at Christmas time. It's been so long since I've done any embroidery or the blanket stitch, it is always stitched left to right?

  7. Someone will be a lucky recipent of your handstitched gift. You are inspiring me to start a small Christmas wool applique project that I have been pondering.

  8. This is going to be a really neat project. YouTube can certainly be helpful at times.