I have done a lot of stitching this week, but it has all been a lot of slow stitching so I'm linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy.
Friday I finished up Rosette 1 of The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt Along. I am way behind as I had just found out about this when most folks participating were working on Rosette 8 or 9. Its been so long I can't remember when I started working on this. But I am thrilled that I've gotten this far and I love it and the process of English Paper Piecing. The hexagons contained in this are divided up into several, usually 6 pieces. It is never too late to join in so be sure to check it out if you have an interest in EPP. If I can do it, anyone can.
Another slow stitching this week was actually done yesterday when I stitched out "Family" for the Christmas Wreath Stitch Along, by Jenny of Elefantz. I have really enjoyed doing this and this week we'll get the instructions for putting it all together. The patterns for this are free until the end of this month, October. She has some beautiful embroidery designs and offers a lot of free patterns.
Another block arrived in the mail this week for the Christmas Mystery Quilt Blog Hop and I have it already to blanket and stem stitch which may or may not happen today. I haven't decided if I'm going to put the string of lights on the antlers yet. I really like it with just the holly necklace. This is being sponsored by Farmhouse Threads with the reindeer block created by Shawn over at Rusty Crow. The next block is in the mail and I'm hoping it will arrive early this week so I can get it ready to stitch out as we'll be headed down to Las Vegas for the weekend to spend time with family.
No rain this week, but the days have cooled down which is a blessing as those triple digit temps were no fun for any of us and especially our pup, Lola who has longer fur and most of it is black.
I still haven't worked on getting my grandson's quilt sandwiched and quilted. I've been having to think hard on this one as I made the back the same size as the front and usually I have the back several inches larger on all sides. My dilemma is out how to put it together for quilting. Any suggestions?
Enjoy your week and maybe I'll have something fun to post during the week.