I finished another 12 inch block for my Crazy Farm lap quilt. The Crazy Quilt Journal Project somehow keeps me on track with getting at least one block completed per month.
I embroidered a windmill in back stitches. On the sunflower patch I added a strip of ribbon with sunflowers on it. I tacked it down with some blind stitches and added some tiny sunflowers of straight stitches and french knots which look more like rudbeckia (black-eyed-susans) than sunflowers to me. Then I crocheted a sunflower and tacked it on. (Note to self: maybe I should add some french knots in the center to make it look more like the sunflowers on the ribbon.)
I didn't want to detract much from the printed fabric so just did a bunch of straight stitches in a v-shape. On the lime green section I did some lazy-daisy flowers in variegated thread. The lazy daisy stitch is one of the first stitches my grandma taught me.
And here we have a tractor (button) without a driver in the fly stitch field.
Here I did a stem stitch in perle #8 in kind of a pea vine free form squiggly meander and then added some leaves.
Finally, I added a feather stitch with straight stitches and french knots.
And here is how it looks joined up with three other blocks.
For Christmas I like to give sets of embroidered dishtowels, crocheted dish cloths and potholders. I finished up a dishtowel yesterday as well as a dish cloth. That finished dish rag look wonky but it isn't. I'm in the middle of another dishcloth that I hope to finish today. (My retired husband does the dishes and swears by these.)
Slow Sunday Stitching slows down for me in the spring and summer months since I spend a lot of my time off work out in the garden but I still like to stitch a few minutes each evening after dinner and before bed so...
I hope to get a couple of blocks ready for CQ and another dishtowel stamped and ready for embroidery some time today, Slow Stitching Sunday.
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