Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Still Stitching

I am having the kind of week that I love and rarely have. Hardly any social or otherwise obligations, other than going to the gym and getting in my morning walk. No meetings, no lunch dates, no doctor or dentist appointments. Monday through Thursday. Just a few piddly errands and making a big pot of soup. Lots of time to work in my studio. I have finished a baby shower project that I can't show yet because it is a surprise, but I will show it next week. I'm well on the way to finishing two baby quilts for twin boys soon to be born. Again, I'll show them when I'm done.

And every night I'm stitching in front of the TV on my denim jacket that I showed you here.


I finished the center back panel and it was so much fun to do. I did decide to fill in the background with the variegated thread and I like the way it looks. I have to decide how much more to do, since it has to be finished by the end of February to go in the Woman's Club Arts and Crafts completion.

For now I have started on the front right yoke. It, too will have more French knots in the paisley and a background fill with seed stitch as I did on the back.


Maybe I'll do that big back yoke next. I'll decide as I go along, but in the meantime it is wonderful to have some handwork to do. Prior to this and since the demise of my hand quilting, the only hand work I've done is stitching down the binding on a quilt.

Stay tuned.

I'm linking up with Off the Wall Friday. 

8 comments:

Linda M said...

Love it! The background stitching adds so much to the overall effect.

Norma Schlager said...

Yes, you were right in suggesting it. I also enjoy doing that seed stitch.

Shannon said...

This is looking so great! I love to see your progress!

Chris said...

Beautiful stitching. I have not done much of that kind of stitching. I guess I will find out once I start fancy stitches on my circle quilt.

Deb Thuman said...

I love the jacket! What a fun idea.

Angela said...

You are going to look stunning in this jacket!

Susan Lenz said...

I agree with Angela! You'll look stunning in this jacket. In fact, I think anyone would feel stunning if wearing such lovely handwork! Thanks for the comment on my blog too. Susan

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Oh Norma, I love this so much! You remind me of a shirt that I started stitching on some time ago, and have lost in the stash ... your work is beautiful!