Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sunday Slow Stitching

It's been a slow stitching week, with very little time at the sewing machine. 

I made the tassels for a pop of Halloween color

This is an old stitchery that I had completed from a Kathy Schmitz pattern a few years ago.  I had never done anything with it, so this week I decided to make it into a little pillow.


I've had this vintage Halloween fabric for years and used it for the backing.  I think the fabric is so cute.


Here it sits with a few other Kathy Schmitz designs.  I have a container full of little pumpkins that I need to get out from the garage.  This display needs more color, for sure. 


I also taught myself to crochet this week, using a you tube video.  I did a blog post below on these dish cloths. 

I am linking to Kathy's Quilt: Slow Sunday Stitching to share what I've been working on this week.  If you enjoy slow stitching, go over to see what others are working on.... there are  lots of pretty things there!


14 comments:

Julierose said...

Lovely stitchery--so darn cute!! And those tassels really top it off so well...hugs, Julierose

Karen said...

Your vintage fabric is such a good choice for the backing on the Halloween stitcery pillow. I don't find time to do the embroidery projects much any more. I do like almost every stitchery pattern Kathy Schmitz has designed. Some would take a lot of time to stitch though.

I used to love to crochet. I made many afghans over the years and then I did baby blankets for a children's hospital too. The crochet afghan patterns are so much more involved and sophisticated than those of the 1960's etc. I did do several afghans with added cross stitch embroidery. Those were my favorites.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love your Halloween items, so cute. The little frames with stitches are really cute too!

Deb said...

The little Halloween pillow stitchery is adorable, just love the backing fabric and I adore Kathy Schmitz patterns, those on display are sweet. Your crocheting looks very good, Youtube is such a great tool to learn from, when I get stuck on a stitch either embroidery, crochet or knitting its where I go.

Janet O. said...

Your stitched piece made up into a great holiday pillow. Very fun backing. The pillow looks good with your other decor items, but a splash of pumpkin would add to the fun.

Linda Shields said...

Oh, you are making me want to sew and crochet! I will have to check out what slow stitching is. I do everything fast. Every day is a race with the to-do list, except Saturday, which is my rest day. Love the pics!

Linda Shields said...

Oh, you are making me want to sew and crochet! I will have to check out what slow stitching is. I do everything fast. Every day is a race with the to-do list, except Saturday, which is my rest day. Love the pics!

stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com said...

I love how your pillow turned out! The stitching is great and your fabric choice is perfect.

Pam Jackson said...

Oh my you have been busy I see....loving your pillows! Great job.

Allie said...

That is ADORABLE!!! I don't do Halloween but it is super cute - love your little vignette! I really love all Kathy's stitcheries, and just got her newest pattern. Can't wait to get started.

maggie fellow said...

cute,cute - I like halloween stuff

Birthe M. Kalleland. Bjørhovde said...

Such a lovely halloween items. The stitchery, and also the old fabric is very cute. It was a good idea to make a pillow. The crocheting is adorable with these lovely colours. :-)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Keep up practicing on your crocheting! Practice makes perfect! LOL!

Deanna said...

I can't imagine teaching myself to crochet. That's impressive.
The fabric really is cute!
Have a blessed Autumn,
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