Tuesday, May 29, 2012

E is for Elf...

and F is for Fir.  I've now finished the 5th block for the Snowmen A to ZZZZ quilt.  This was one of several double size ones.

Before starting a block, I always look at it to see what I think the most time consuming part will be and that's what I start with.  Is anyone else like that?  On this block, I thought it was going to be the elf and that the fir would go pretty quickly.  I was wrong!

E is for Elf
Although the branch was pretty mindless stitching, it took such a long time!  Back and forth, back and forth. Ughh.  I began to wonder if I would ever finish with it.  But I did!

F is for Fir
Now I really have to put this aside and work on a few other things.  I've got a binding to hand sew down and then I've got to start appliqueing some bats.  Hopefully it won't be too long before I get back to these though.  For the most part, I find the embroidery to be very relaxing (just not these branches).

I've been spending a little more time in my sewing room lately and Sam has been keeping me company.  Here she is getting cozy with my sewing machine...

Sam rubbing on my sewing machine
Until later...

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. 
1 Thessalonians 1:2 (NLT)


  1. Sam, you keep her going now. Lol, he is so cute. I'm itching to get some handwork in soon. I did some last week. Your Elf looks wonderful my friend.

  2. Sam, that is not a good place to rub if it is turning! you might get a whisker caught!

    Are you doing back stitch or stem stitch? I do not do a pretty back stitch so most of mine are in stem.