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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Slow Stitching with Gemma

It was time to start stitching the miles of binding down on “Horse Quilt number 2”.  Made for grand-daughter Megan, a keen horse woman like her older sister, the quilt had recently been collected from Deborah of Country Life Quilting.  So began the long job – sitting and quietly stitching away, a job which I quite enjoy.

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Our young Birman cat Gemma didn’t want to be left out, so she burrowed into the folds of the quilt which was nestled on the floor.  This looks good, she was thinking, another hidey hole to relax in.  The only trouble was that as I continued stitching around the edge, I had to keep tugging it towards me and disturbing her on the floor.

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Gemma made a nest in the folds of the quilt

She eventually got sick of the quilt being moved this way and that, so the next best thing was to jump up on my lap.  Hoping there wouldn’t be so much movement up here, and she could relax again in comfort.

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Cuddled up together

The slow stitching isn’t finished yet, but’s that’s OK, I’ll get there sooner or later.  And I must think of what to do for a label, and a much better name for the quilt than Horse Quilt number 2.

17 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I love the hand stitching on a quilt. For me it is so relaxing to slow stitch!
xx, Carol

Julierose said...

what lovely pictures of you Jenny...sweet Gemma looks like she loves to cuddle...
hugs, Julierose

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

it is always nice to sit and hand stitch and it looks like Gemma is enjoying it too

CathieJ said...

Hand stitching the binding is always relaxing and satisfying. It is putting the last little bits of love into the quilt. Gemma was adding her love too. Enjoy your stitching.

Tired Teacher said...

Gemma has turned into a good stitching companion.

Nancy J said...

Equine Beauty. Gemma would be a live hot water bottle there, they love company/

Karrin Hurd said...

I love hand stitching on a quilt, or pretty much anything.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Cats are so funny with quilts - so helpful! I enjoyed your pictures!

Debbie J said...

I've been hand stitching binding this weekend too. I was thinking it would be a better activity in the winter time so I could stay warm under it while sewing. Your picture with the cat makes your stitching look cozy. :o)

Connie said...

What a sweet sewing companion :)

Rebecca Grace said...

How sweet! I wish I had a kitty cat to snuggle with me while I'm sewing binding! But I'm very glad my 105-lb. Rottweiler doesn't leap up onto my lap like that... :-)

Jill said...

Gemma most definitely gave you the look from one too many tugs on her soft, cozy spot.

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh how cute to have a furry quilt lover!

Sheryl said...

Hi Jenny what a beautiful cat Gemma is and how funny she kept finding spots to sit in the quilt,cant wait to see this lovely finish,hope you have a lovely day Jenny xx

Little Penpen said...

How cute! I have to move a dog around when I am trying to do any hand stitching. But they are such sweet companions.

Janice said...

Stitching down binding is rather relaxing isn’t it. Joey is as bad as Gemma. He’s been sitting on my lap under my crochet.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Cats and quilts, the perf3c5 combination!