November SAL Update

A fair amount of stitching was done this time!! This is where I was last time:

And this is where I am now:

11/15/2020 SAL Update

Until looking at the photos now, I hadn’t realized how much was done.

11/15/2020 SAL Update – closeup of toe
11/15/2020 SAL Update – Heel section

This SAL is sure keeping me on track!!

I am part of a group of lovely stitchers who are participating in this stitch-a-long. To see what they have been up to, please click on the links below:

AvisClaireGunCaroleSueConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackieSunnyHayleyMeganDeborahMary MargaretReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneAJJennyLauraCathieLindaHelen

Pulled Thread Sachet

I’m a member of the San Mateo Embroidery Guild. This is a teaching guild so each month members have the opportunity to join in on a program and learn a new skill. The past two months we have been learning about pulled thread. I love the look of this embroidery and was excited to participate.

For this side, the pattern was given to us.

Two of our members lead this fantastic program. They provided all the written instruction and then lead us (on zoom) with a very comprehensive “in person” demonstration.

My second side designed by me.

The other side of the sachet was to be a cross stitched monogram. I do a lot of cross stitch and wanted to continue practicing with pulled thread. I looked on YouTube and Google for images and directions for different types of pulled thread. Then I got out my graph paper and started designing. I really like this. There are lots and lots of places that I need to improve, but I got it done and have notes on what challenges were presented. I see playing with this technique in my future!!

Linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching. And yes, this was a very S.L.O.W. stitch. Especially with all the careful ripping that had to be done when things did not work out as planned.

November HQAL Update

It’s time to update on the Grandmother’s Garden Quilt for the hand-quilt-a-long. This time I did spend some time with her:

11/1/2020-Grandmother’s Flower Garden

This is the new layout. I’m almost done with the green “vines” for the first strip and have the second one ready to attach.


This is how it will lie on the table. Thank you everyone who has been so encouraging as I’ve been working through what to do with this. Taking it apart and putting it back together was definitely the right decision.

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinGretchenDaisyConnieMonica and Sherrie

I’m also sharing at Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching. It’s so funny because Sunday is not generally a day I can stitch. The hubby has no work and the kids have no school so we can usually be found out and about hiking or playing games or something else like that. My stitching is usually during the week.