Sunday, November 26, 2017

Stitching time?

So both of my adult children are home for Thanksgiving and this weekend. We had a really nice, quiet Thanksgiving celebration. Here are my son, mother and Hubby.
 Hubby got in the picture again, this time with my daughter and myself.
I hope all of my USA readers had an enjoyable holiday too.

I have been trying to finish the binding on Matthew's Maze. I realized that I wanted to embroider a label on the blue backing fabric so that it wouldn't be extremely noticeable. Unfortunately, I do not have a marking pencil that will not only show up on the dark fabric, but stay in place while I embroider so I decided to use an archival Pigma pen that I heat set onto a lighter fabric. 
I think it came out just fine.
 My finishing has been sidelined by mending this weekend also. Matthew brought home a sweater with a hole. It didn't need to really look good, it just needed to be fixed. You can see the repair near the bottom, middle of the picture.
My daughter brought home pants to be shortened. 

Needless to say, that I have been trying to stitch whenever there is a few free minutes so that I can send this quilt home with my son. I have half of one side, a corner and about a third of another side to finish before he leaves for home early this afternoon.
All other stitching has been suspended until this quilt is finished.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching today. I am going to be finishing this binding no matter what. On Monday I will join the Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape. Be sure to check out one of Susan's recent posts that includes several easy ornament tutorials. Pop on over to these sites to see what other bloggers are stitching.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Isn't it wonderful to have family as we celebrate the holiday. So glad you were able to sneak in a few stithes and hope you are able to finish up that binding!

  2. So nice to have your family home for Thanksgiving! Nothing like a deadline as the motivation to finish a project! Good luck getting the binding finished in time.

  3. Looks like a festive family meal and I hope that you can have your binding finished up in time :)

  4. looks like you have had a great time visiting - hope you get that binding done in time before he heads out and won't have to mail it to him!

  5. Thanks for sharing your family photos from Thanksgiving Kathy... charming family and dining room too!
    Good luck on finishing your quilt... can't wait to see a photo of it washed and ready for it's forever place in life! Kathi

  6. Lovely family photos...looks like you are the "Fixer-upper" as I am--sips, buttons etc. LOL Hugs, Julierose

  7. I'm cheering you on to finish that binding. Glad you could all get together for Thanksgiving.

  8. looks like a wonderful family Thanksgiving, I sure hope you get the quilt finished soon, I like the label.

  9. so happy you had your family with you this holiday :)

  10. It sounds like a wonderful family time. I hope you got the binding all finished in time.

  11. How lovely to have your family home for thanksgiving, even if they did bring home mending!

  12. Isn't it lovely to have everyone in one place! I hope you had a lovely time and got your binding finished.

  13. Cathie: Its so nice to get together with family, I need to do mending and have been in spurts, its not something I like to do.



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