This is “slow stitching” alright with the emphasis on slow……… Probably because this project only gets picked up and worked on every now and again. But I’m OK with that, it will be done when it’s done. And now I’ve completed big stitch quilting block number eight (of nine), the New Zealand Clematis.
NZ Clematis block
All the lovely designs in my New Zealand Botanical blocks were designed by Jenny Hunter as applique blocks, but I traced them out to do as stitcheries. As the white flowers in this block tended to merge into my pale green background fabric, I decided to outline around them.
The mail man brought me an exciting little Christmas parcel, from pen friend Carol of South Dakota, just recently received as we have been away over the holidays for several weeks. Inside were Christmas ornaments selection preprinted onto a long fabric strip, all ready to stitch. Carol had kindly fused wool to the little designs as applicable, which makes it so much easier for me when I start on this project. These designs can also be made into a small wall-hanging. More slow stitching - I’m going to have fun working on these little darlings.
From Carol, thanks so much