Thursday, December 13, 2018

Getting Distracted

December is when I start to seriously consider options for next years daily stitching, so far I have ideas but nothing is taking form. This is not unusual it has happened before, but this year I've gotten a bit off track.

One of my rules for daily stitching is that it has to incorporate stuff I already have, which of course leads me to digging through a lot of stuff. On Sunday I pulled out my container of vintage mens ties. I used to make vests and pillows for sale using these and had put aside some that I really liked to make something for myself. That was about twenty years ago and I still haven't used them. Well, I'm now using them but not in daily stitching project. Here is the pile .

I'm actually doing paper piecing and making a wall hanging. There will be 48 three inch squares of log cabin blocks. So far they are taking about 45 minutes per block and I have six done. I've got a drawing on paper as my guide and this is what the ones that are pieced look like.

Another idea was to use the four inch squares that I showed a couple of months ago that had been indigo dipped. I sewed them end to end and now have a strip nine feet long.

It got rolled up and stuck in a drawer, so that's two ideas down and a few more to go, but I will have something to start on Jan 1.

2018 Weekly Leaf
Week #50

2018 Daily stitching #3 days 79 -85

Just the bottom right corner to go.

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching".


  1. Whatever you finally decide upon……I’ll be reading in awe… always provide such fun and inspiration!

  2. The amount you accomplish each week is inspiring. I am going to my studio right now.

    1. Thanks. Studio time is a priority for me and I'm retired so I do what makes me happy.

  3. Your new project sounds inspiring, but challenging. Are you backing the ties with anything before sewing? I did quite a bit with ties several years ago and I found that backing them with a very lightweight fusible interfacing made them much easier to handle and it did not change the hand of the fabric. I even hand quilted them. Good luck with yours.

    1. I usually back them when I use them, but this time I didn't. So far it hasn't been too bad, but I'm paper piecing and haven't taken the paper off yet.

  4. You are so consistently productive. I'm jealous. Keep up the great work!