It has been unseasonably cool this year so I've managed to get all the hand quilting around the butterflies and along the back stitching finished...
...and now I'm hand stitching in the ditch around the green sashings. Then I will use a template for some hand stitching IN the border...where it will show.
And when it is too hot to sit around in a house with no a/c and a quilt on my lap I work on other things.
I have a habit of picking up things from the thrift store like these four napkins that were originally $9.50 but marked down to $1.95 at the thrift store and in an unopened package.
I have a box full of things like this I've been collecting for years (and years and years) so decided it was time to dig into it and work on some things for Christmas gifts. These napkins will probably go to my daughter since she loves decorating the whole house for holidays (unlike me) and these would be cute for Valentine's Day. I will more than likely add a backing since I don't like those serged seams as a finish. No floss was included so I get to pick my own colors.
And, speaking of Christmas...I've got a few potholders that need the binding sewn down. Yes, I hand sew the binding even on potholders. Oh...and just a tip when making potholders...remember to QUILT the potholders before you add the binding! (I knew they went together too quickly).
Working on some Slow Stitching today?