Sunday, December 21, 2014

Slow Stitching Sunday

I can’t begin to tell you all how much I’ve been looking forward to this weekend … with so much on the calendar this month, I’m ecstatic to have a couple of days with nothing planned … beyond ecstatic even, since you know that means time spent with needle and thread.  Winking smile

I’m continuing to stitch away on DH’s quilt.  It’s slow going … thankfully I’ve chosen a simple quilting pattern (straight lines down the center of each “log”), but even so it’s been a long time since I had a big chunk of time to be able to quilt … little bits here and there do add up … albeit so very slowly.  I am almost done with block #15 (out of 63).  I won’t get it done before I start working on T#3’s quilt (after the first of the year), but it will be waiting for me.  IMG_1064I took this photo last night when I moved the hoop … I realize that other than the change in the placement of the hoop, you really don’t see much of a difference in this picture from the one I posted a few days ago.  Such is the nature of the beast when quilting something like a log cabin.  Winking smile  I plan to quilt while watching some Christmas movies this afternoon  … White Christmas is at the top of the list  -
Snow … I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow
Snow … I long to clear a path and lift a spade of snow
Snow … Oh, to see a great big man entirely made of snow

Speaking of snow, today is the first day of winter … although we’ve been having wintery weather for over a month now.
We have rain/snow in the forecast for Christmas Eve (hoping for snow but expecting rain) … but alas, it would not matter as the forecast high for Christmas Day is a balmy 50.  Surprised smile

I blogged last month about our “issues” with our printer … it would constantly drop the wifi connection, requiring us to reboot the modem in order for the printer to reconnect – every. single. time. we needed to print something.  Annoyed   We finally bit the bullet and purchased a new printer Thursday evening.  So far so good. 

I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy! Have a great day!


  1. Love you log cabin! I just watched Holiday Inn and White Christmas back to back yesterday--can't get that Snow song out of my head! I have exactly the same problem with my printer and it is so frustrating! I feel like my printer isn't that old and it should just work!! Argh!! Mine is a Kodak--not sure if that's the problem?
    Happy Stitching!

  2. Maybe the only difference in the pictures is the placement of the hoop but I have checked and that hoop has moved a lot since the last picture. So, a pat on the back Kathy for making very good progress during the most busy week of the year. Good job!!

  3. It's a beautiful quilt. Merry Christmas to you and your family! :)

  4. Happy Stitching Weekend! Not sure what we are doing today - may go to hockey, may not. We are both almost recovered from some nasty colds. At least it wasn't the flu. Does sound like we might get a bit of snow before Thursday - yay! So glad your printer issues are over. Enjoy your stitching! ~Jeanne

  5. so nice to have a weekend without anything that you have to do isn't it. I'm just baking this weekend but not near like I use to - after all I think I have finally faced it - if I bake it I eat it and with only two people in the house most of the time we eat way too many sweets at Christmas time.
    No snow predicted here. When I make a log cabin I general quilt in the center of the log block in a spiral starting at the center tiny block and going out and then maybe in the ditch between blocks - not a lot of quilting but it gets the job done.

  6. One of my first quilts was a log cabin! Yours is lovely. Happy stitching and merry Christmas to you!

  7. Oh no - really? The first day of winter? Ugh!!!! Well, like you, we've been having winter weather for a month now, so at least that means we are closer to spring. Can you tell I'm not a winter person? LOL!!!

    Your quilt is really looking great! I know how lovely it feels to have that time all your own to do what you love - enjoy it my friend!!!! Love Winter Wonderland :)

  8. I also am enjoying a low key weekend.. love the progress on your log cabin and I love the updated pic... thanks for sharing it! Enjoy your Christmas.. ours will be in the 60's and will include a trip to toes in the sand.. probably not in the water this year though :) Love your graphic for the first day of winter too.. Happy new printer and Happy Christmas Kathy to you and yours :)

  9. It looks like a nice weekend for you Kathy. I hope your day continues to be nice.
    Have a lovely Christmas

  10. The first two Christmas movies I watch are Miracle on 34th Street (the original version) and White Christmas--the are the weekend after Thanksgiving viewing for me. I can sing along with you on the "Snow" song. : )

  11. I love Log Cabin quilts. They are always so graphically pleasing to look at. Enjoy your quilting. Merry Christmas.

  12. Oh, we have had a low key weekend too and it's been wonderful except that Hubby has been so sick with a cold and congestion. He's had a shot and lots of meds so hopefully he will be better soon! Love the quilt! Merriest of Christmases if I don't get back by between now and then.

  13. Every movement of the hoop means progress is being made... slowly, but surely!

  14. I am feeling the same way about my current projects. Not enough long days of stitching only a few minutes here or there. But the reall winter weather will arrive soon and being under the quilt will be wonderful


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