Sunday, May 5, 2019

Saturday's Song. Slow Stitching and Organizing. Stash Report.

Saturday's Song
God is good all the time, 
all the time God is good.
"I will open up my heart and let the Healer set me free!"

Can I get an amen?  :)
Slow Stitching
One good thing about spending time in hospitals is there is plenty of time to stitch!  This year has certainly offered me a lot of time for hand stitching!  The hand piecing QALs I joined have been a blessing.  As we know, slow stitching is soothing to the soul.  Here are some of my latest blocks!  These are from the Hand Pieced QAL from Elm Street Quilts and Simple. Handmade. Everyday.  It's been a while since I posted about these and I've made some changes.  So, I'll start with Block 1 - the Four Patch!
Block 2 - Half Square Triangle
Block 3 - Flying Geese Unit 
Block 4 - Quarter-square Triangle Block
I love hand piecing and again, am overwhelmed with gratitude for the wonderful Internet and tutorials out there for us!  

Slow Stitching Organization
After sharing how I organize my BOMs, I thought I'd give you a peek at my sewing pouch that I use for my hand piecing QALs!  
I carry my supplies in this beautiful linen pouch my daughter made for me.  

My favorite hand sewing supplies 
That little doohicky in the back is a foldable, portable lamp and magnifying glass!  
My mini rotary cutter lives in the pouch so that I can find it when I need it!  :)
(I carry a mat with with separately.)
I made this needle holder when I first started sewing.  The handy pocket holds my extra thimble.  
I "kit" my blocks at home.  
This means that I cut the pieces, mark their 1/4" seams, clip them together and put them in little zip-lock bags or in my QAL notebook.  My daughter and I call this process "kitting" - making kits of our blocks.

I carry extra "kits" with me.  

Stash Report
Wow!  It's been a while since I've done a Stash Report!  Here are my new numbers:  Backing for the Valentine Table Topper  - 2.5 yards.  My daughter gave me a beautiful pieced quilt top.  It took 2.75 yards of backing!
I finished the prayer afghan which used up 60 ounces of yarn!  Yea!  The recipient sent me a beautiful thank you card that both humbled and encouraged me.  I also finished some dishcloths for another -7 ounces!  

fabric usage - 11.90/100 yards  
yarn usage - 79/300 ounces

Linking up to
Slow Stitching Sunday @ Kathy's Quilts
Spiritual Sundays
Sunday Stash@ Quilt, Paint, Create

Your comments are so appreciated!  I read each one and will respond by email to you!  :)


  1. Welcome back! Glad you could still fit stitching time in while you were with your family.

  2. Your hand piecing is beautiful! Such a wonderful take along project!
    Enjoy your slow stitches today!