Sunday, January 26, 2014

Slow Stitching Sunday

This week I added the crazy patches and  got started on the embellishment embroidery for my dove block.  So far my CQJP2014 project is developing just as I'd planned.

I find that winter weather makes my hands extra dry, so the fine threads of the embroidery floss tend to catch and snag on my rough skin.  Slathers of shea butter lotion help smooth the way.   


Quilter Kathy said...

Yes... that is my problem too with the threads and fabric getting snagged on my skin. I must try Shea Butter... seems like that's a popular remedy.
Enjoy your slow stitching today and thanks for linking up!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I use old fashion bag balm, but it is important to help our hands this time of year. Love you stitches on your crazy quilt block.

libbyquilter said...

i've come visiting from Slow Stitching Sunday/Kathy's Quilts to see what your hands are creating today.
enjoyed seeing your hand embroidered details up close. lovely work~!

enjoy your slow stitching.


Debra said...

Beautiful embroidery. Hope you enjoyed your stitching time!

genie said...

Love you dove block and all of your embroidery stitches. What a beautiful quilt you are going to have in the end.

scraphappy said...

What beautiful stitches. I hope the shea butter does the trick.

Deb A said...

What a great block and such amazing stitches. Glad the shea butter is working for you.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What beautiful stitching! Looks great!