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Friday, March 6, 2015

No Rest for the Ailing

Although I have been home all week with a sinus infection, I am a true believer that if you can sit upright, you can stitch! (never mind going to work because there is alot of other "stuff" to deal with when you are around people and who feels well enough to do that?).  Here is what I accomplished:

Blue Piney was stuck with 11 needles, each with 24" of thread trailing behind...that's over 250" of thread and to be honest, it wore me out that day.   I have 9 piney's left to stitch...that is how I do my countdown to be done on this one.  To relax, I stitched on this beauty:

Oops, too much light behind the linen. It was hanging on the railing outside.
Sarah Hatton McPhail is developing before my eyes...such an exciting sampler to watch come to life. She is at the top of my favorites.

I cut out 7 block pieces for the dahlia quilt blocks that I am hand piecing. These were already pieced. I know, not enough to make a quilt, yet.

I did knit a bit in the vehicle on Sunday, coming back from Missoula, because my husband wouldn't let me knit while going there....I was driving.  But, it's a bit boring, garter stitch strips in blues, to later be sewn together, so no a later date when I feel more accomplished in the strips. Ha!

In Stitches!


  1. Your quilt is looking lovely and I love Sarah. Fell in love with her the first time I saw her many years ago.

  2. Btw what are you stitching yours on.

    1. Sandra, Thanks! The fabric is 36 ct vintage maritime white from Lakeside Linens. I guess it would be close to the color of your antique white that you use? I just love her, she's so dainty.

  3. Welcome to the blogging world Robin! You have beautiful projects on the go. I'm amazed at your hand quilting. Have yet to try that out...fairly new with quilting so I have years of discovery and practice ahead of me!

  4. I wanted to say that both are looking really lovely and I love Sarah. I have her kitted up and hope to one day work on her.