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Monday, March 4, 2019

Enjoying a little Slow Stitching

There’s nothing nicer than a little slow hand stitching, is there?  I’ve been working away on my final New Zealand Botanical block, sitting outside and making the most of the warm temperatures.  The circlet and leaves are now done, with just the fuchsias to be added.  I’ve also been “sewing in the ends” after machine quilting on my Animal ABC quilt, another restful job to do while seated outside.  With a drink to hand, and a quilt magazine to flick through when I want a break, the birds chirping, it’s very pleasant indeed.

Starting on my NZ Fuchsia block

The calendar has just clicked around to Autumn in my part of the world, (Fall to USA readers).  So down came my New Zealand Native Bird wall-hanging above the sofa, and up went my Autumn toned Baskets of Blessings.

Baskets of Blessings

It may be early Autumn, but our weather is March is usually warm and settled - although we are noticing that the overnight temperatures are now a little cooler.  It’s a lovely day today, and Gemma is enjoying the sun shine streaming in the windows.  Here she is stretched right out on the carpet, legs akimbo, making the most of the warm weather.  She is certainly a contented kitty.

Gemma enjoying the Autumn sunshine

9 comments:

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Warm sounds wonderful. Should be warmer here but we keep getting cold fronts coming down. Looking forward to your block once you add the blossoms

Deb said...

Nice start to your Botanical piece.

Sheryl said...

Hi Jenny beautiful work my friend and i love Gemma,she looks so fluffy and cuddly xx

Tired Teacher said...

Already stitching on the last block?! How wonderful.

Maria said...

What a perfect way for both you and Gemma to enjoy the day...

Karen S said...

Enjoy your stitching and the warm days.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Love that zebra block, btw.
What a pleasant picture you paint, Jenny, stitching outside just the way I think of you. Botanical blocks are wonderful. We are thankfully facing spring and with lots of sunshine lately making it seem more possible. Enjoy your Autumn.

Raewyn said...

Great to see you have nearly finished quilting your lovely ABC quilt. I enjoy this time of the year too; kinder temperatures, not to mention fresh fruit off the trees :-) I do love your botanical stitcheries too.

Janice said...

That sounds like the perfect way to spend the day. We are having a hot start to Autumn, but it is supposed to cool a little tomorrow. It really is the nicest time of the year. I love your autumn quilt.