Sunday, July 21, 2019

(Reverse) Stitching Along in July

I have been embroiled in making checkerboard sections for the alternate columns of my current quilt project, the plaid Wrench blocks.

Which meant I hadn't done any embroidery since our last SAL check-in. I couldn't generate any enthusiasm for either of the two projects I have on the go either. With the clock ticking away I decided to pull out an orphan pillowcase stamped for embroidery that I'd purchased earlier this year.

I have some new floss colors from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe too. There's nothing like a new project to get the juices flowing again. 😁

Those are actually two different shades of green in spite of how it may appear.

Unfortunately, every stitch I put in went through both layers of the pillowcase, front and back. {sigh}

So I've taken those stitches out and called it quits for the time being. Some things are just not meant to be. 😐

We each work on our own projects in this SAL, and share our progress - or lack thereof - every three weeks. The knowledge of upcoming check-in days is a great way to keep on top of projects you want to complete. Maybe I'll have something more to show on 11 August. Let's hope so! If you'd like to participate just leave a comment on Avis' blog. There's a variety of needlework techniques in play so you're bound to find something interesting on the tour.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, 
Cindy, Helen, Linda,Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, 
Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny,Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon


  1. Oh boy, that's a shame you had to take some stitches out. I love the Pattern though!

  2. Oh no, sorry that you had to take out some stitches, that's so frustrating but it looks like it will be really pretty when the time is right to pick it up again. Love your patchwork x

  3. What a shame! I suppose it'll be quite awkward to stitch on a pillowcase after it's been made up. Better luck next time.

  4. oh dear! but at least you noticed the problem before adding more stitches.

  5. Oh no! How very frustrating. I hope the next 3 weeks are far more fun and relaxing for you.

  6. Nooooo! How very frustrating, but I've done that before myself, so at least you are not those plaid blocks!

  7. Sue, I'm glad I'm not the only person to have sewn an embroidery shut! I dealt with it by doing a lot of swearing... and then picking it out. :) But, yes, sometimes projects are not meant to be! The stitching gods have told you to focus on your quilting! (Which looks great by the way!)

  8. Oh what a shame about your stitching! I'm sure when you start it again it will work out beautifully!

  9. How frustrating. It's such a lovely pattern and you'd made such a pretty start on it. I hope you'll pick it up again soon as I'd love to see it progress :)

  10. Oh no! What a frustration and bother. But I hope you'll soon be able to look at it again without the reverse stitching being at the forefront of your mind.


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