Sunday, November 9, 2014

Slow stitching Sunday

I have been quilting away on my prayer pockets this week.  I am using a pearle thread that matches the background so I am getting texture without adding color.  And I am loving it.  As my stitches move around the pockets, I remember - choosing the patches, stitching them, the prayers held tightly inside.  This has been a very therapeutic project.
I have also been working on my chevron blanket.  I can only do a few rows before my fingers begin to cramp.  So I keep it in a basket by the couch.  Last night I sat with my knitting on my lap, imagining how lovely it will be to snuggle under on a cold night this winter.
And when my fingers need a break, I pick up a lovely quilt book.  I can revisit this Gees Bend book over and over and find something new each time. 
Kathy has written a lovely post about slowing down, avoid the drive to multi-task, and enjoying our handwork.  Be sure to visit her today.


Christine Feldstein said...

Pretty projects you are working on Juliann!

Lori said...

Love your prayer pocket project!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Very nice to have a choice of projects to work on!

cajunquilter said...

Thanks for stopping by! I knit also and usually have a knitting and a hand applique or quilting project near the couch for watching tv. I also go back and forth as my hands need a break.

Quilter Kathy said...

A perfectly wonderful combination!