HQAL and Slow Stitch Sunday

I have been enjoying the slow rhythm of working on Grandmother’s Flower Garden in the evenings most nights after dinner.  There is something so relaxing about sitting and stitching after the dinner dishes are cleaned up.  My progress has been steady and slow as such things are in my home right now.img_8483

The white border around these two flowers was completed.  img_8484

Not much was done on this flower – the three pink hexis were actually sewn to the yellow instead of just sitting there.img_8486

I thought I’d show you my new hexi work box (instead of the gallon size zip lock I was using!).  One of my students gave me these delicious cookies at the end of our classes in December.  We ate the cookies and this tin has been sitting on my counter.  It is so pretty and such a good size I couldn’t get rid of it.img_8485

Finally, I found a way to use it.  The box hold my cut and prepared hexis while waiting to be sewn.  It really is the perfect size, looks pretty, and it is very convenient to have everything contained in one place while stitching in the evenings.

Please take a look at the others who are taking part of this HQAL (Hand Quilt-A-Long) and if you’d like to join us with your project, please contact Kathy at the link below:

KathyMargaretEmmaTracyDebSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharon,
KarrinGretchenKathi,  BellaDaisy

I am also linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday.

19 thoughts on “HQAL and Slow Stitch Sunday

  1. Grandmother’s Flower Garden is one of my favorite patterns. Your flowers are so perfect and gorgeous! That paisley and pink is luscious. Funny – I have gotten into tins too. I was using a cookie tin from a gift sent by a daughter for supplies for the baby quilt I just finished, plus I love old vintage tins too – vintage tins and quilt supplies!!!!

  2. I’m it is looking good. I can’t believe you can stitch at night. I have to do mine during the brightest part of the day

  3. Beautiful flowers there, and the tin is indeed the perfect size to keep things together and tidy! I find that If my project stays out where I see it (or its box) I am much more likely to pick it up and work on it!

    • Thank you! Absolutely!! I leave my most current projects out. My cross stitch sits on the sideboard, my bag with my crochet sits at the foot of the couch, and this tin sits right next to my spot on the couch. I can just pick up and stitch whenever I have a moment.

  4. Your Grandmother’s Flower garden is lovely. I adore that tin! I collect tins, and I agree that is a perfect one for your project!

  5. Flower Garden is really pretty! I love to do hand work just like you do! I had all intentions to work on another Mary Brown block – but just too busy today! Darn! I had problems getting my pictures to download in the post for today! Hugs

    • Thanks! Handwork is the best for me. It makes me feel so relaxed. I just barely got my photos uploaded and my blog post written when one of the kids knocked over a glass of water onto my computer. It’s dead – EEEEKKK!! I’m at the big one in the kitchen, but none of my stuff is on it. I’m heartbroken and hope I can recover my info. I’ll be at the computer store today.

  6. PS – Love that tin! I use them also – or a good cigar box! Hugs

  7. Love the tin! Slow and steady wins the race.😊 lovely flowers.

  8. Those are quite beautiful! The tin is very convenient to keep things contained from scattering.

  9. Gosh, your hexie project is really lovely — I love the colors you’re playing with! 🙂

  10. Your hexi garden is going to be beautiful!! I am so glad you didn’t throw that fantastic box out. It really is perfect for your supplies. Now you can just grab and go with everything nestled happily inside your sturdy box. It will be Christmas all year!!😊😊🎄

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