January 17, 2012

Take Your Time Tuesday

Have you ever had a week of sewing where you end up with a sore shoulder and it seems like you haven't made a dent in your sewing projects? That's what happened to me. I made a ton more American Jane Wee Play hexagon flowers and have finished the lot of them. I have over 1200 hexagon and counting stitched together. The Cathedral Window seems like it is halfway there, but it is daunting to think about what I have left.

So in perfect judgment I started a little cross stitch project. This is a freebie from The Workbasket.

The Workbasket
30 by 51stitch count, white evenweave, Weeks Dye Works thread

I used to cross stitch a lot, but got sidetracked by all this quilting. I actually intended for the blog to have both. This particular stitchery is made from a variegated thread on a fabric called evenweave. It is not aida or linen, but it is very good if you want to learn to stitch on linen. I will never go back to aida as the holes in the fabric do not appeal to me and linen comes in a very large array of colors and size of weave. I use James John petite tapestry needles to save on thread waste. I am making another hedgehog in brown varigated thread on linen and hope to use one of them on an ipad cover.

I'll leave you with a few pictures that have been inspiring me this week.

You had me at Hello...

Q is for Quilter

Eeep. Look at these trees.

squirrel and trees embroidery
merwing✿little dear at Flickr

Need I say more than handquilted red and white...

Red and White Quilt from Infinite Variety- photo Laura Chau Flickr

Here are hearts for the holiday around the corner.

patterns available here at Carina's Polka & Bloom

As a side note, I've always thought the Hello Kitty would make a great embroidery along!

So what have you been up to this week? Do you have some handwork to share? Link up, add the Take Your Time Tuesday button on the sidebar to your post and be sure to visit and leave comments on each other's posts!

Have a Happy Tuesday!


  1. Sounds like you're making great progress on the Hexagons and the Cathedral Windows! Nice work on the evenweave cross-stitch! Fun. Awesome inspiration pics, too! :-) Thanks!

  2. I love both the hedgehog and the squirrel with acorns! So cute!

  3. You're stronger than me when it comes to those hexagons.. Love that red and white quilt, nice find! Thanks for hosting this link up!

  4. What a cute little hedgehog. :-)

    And thanks for the great eye candy!


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