Sunday, November 13, 2022

Slow Sunday Stitching and a Quilt Show (photo heavy again)

I had to stop cross-stitching for a few days. I was really making a lot of progress on the Woodland Stocking, but I aggravated the arthritis in my right thumb. I spent a few days in my thumb braces and worked at the sewing machine instead. I did manage to almost finish stitching the fox. All that is left on the fox is the backstitching.

I have come to realize that this stocking will most likely not be finished for this Christmas as I don't want to deal with a sore thumb. It is feeling better now so I have resumed stitching on the stocking, but less often. 

Last Sunday, I went to the Evening Star Quilters quilt show. There were a whole lot of pretty quilts, but not a lot of vendors. I only purchased one pattern. 

There was a quilt there made with this pattern that I really liked.

There were many quilts that I loved at the show, so I will just let you enjoy them.

Diamonds are Forever

A William Morris Kaleidoscope

Living the Dream

Feathered Star
Giant Dahlia
Jersey Girl

Lone Star

This Log Cabin is called Americana. 

Tim and Me
This quilt was made by cutting apart faded and fraying doilies the quilter had from her mother. Isn't that a great way to use them. It is called A Vase for my Mother's Flowers.

Halo Medallion

The quilt below is called "Spinning Spools, How to keep from Unraveling during COVID". 

Starburst. I have a needlepoint that I made that is the same pattern.

Hankie Dresses. This was made with the quilters hankerchief collection. I have several old hankerchiefs that I may make into a wallhanging like this. I love this idea.
Check it out.

Surprise Pointillism. The dark fabric is actually black with orange and yellow dots, but it looks brown from a distance.
Am I Blue?

I love how this quilt looks like it is glowing. I don't have the name.

This is a gorgeous grouping of Mariner's Compasses.

Autumn Leaves

Flowering Vines

A variation of a Double Wedding Ring in a table runner.
Finally, a gorgeous example of applique.

That is all from the quilt show. I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh my goodness, so many gorgeous and intricate quilts to be seen at the quilt show you visited. How lovely to stroll around and see each one up close. I cannot choose a favourite but the last applique quilt is a beauty. The pattern you bought looks lovely. Your Woodland stocking is sweet. I am a bit late in congratulating you on becoming a Grammy to your sweet granddaughter, Natalie. Such a lovely name. What a pain arthritis is! Take care, Cathie.

  2. Oh No, Cathie! You are right it is time to slow down and take care of your thumb. Thanks for the inspiring photos of the show. Have a great week.

  3. I went to a quilt show a couple of weeks ago…I really missed the shows during the pandemic. There were a lot of beautiful quilts at the show you went to. I really like the llama quilt! Take it easy on the stitching! I hope your hand is feeling better soon. Gail at the cozy quilter.

  4. A beautiful collection of quilts! Sorry to hear your thumb is giving you signals to slow down more, but we must obey! Take good care of yourself!

  5. I hate thumb/hand braces I really think they tend to make my hands/thumb hurt worse then not wearing them. Which kind do you use? I've tried so many and I'm about to throw them all away - well I will keep the one that works the best but toss the rest

  6. Wow, thanks for sharing all those gorgeous quilts!

  7. Take care of your hands, dear. I have the same issue when I knit too much or too long in one session, and it can take several days before the base of my left thumb is back to normal.

    Thank you for the virtual quilt show. There are some lovely pieces there.

  8. That quilt show was definitely full of inspiration! I'm sorry to hear that the cross-stitch is bothering your thumb. I recently decided to give cross-stitch a try again, and noticed a little soreness in my left hand after stitching for awhile, and it has me wondering why!

  9. Glad resting your thumb has helped. Lots of beautiful eye candy. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Gorgeous quilts at the quilt show. I especially like the doily one. Your stitching is coming on nicely, hope your arthritis calms down.

  11. Going to a quilt show is always such fun, admiring all the beautiful works of art. Do rest your hands for a while, so you can then get back to your stitching.

  12. beautiful quilt show - I can't imagine the work in some of them.

  13. I love how you warn that it is 'photo heavy' like that's a bad thing, lol. I adore the quilts that showcase so many creative people!! I love to see creativity no matter the craft. I hope you thumb feels better. I overdo it with the double pointed needles, those gnomes took me a week to recover from major hand pains!

  14. Hi Cathie: You are so lucky to have gone to a quilt show, the quilts you are posting are beautiful.
    So sorry your thumb is sore, I hope it heals quickly.


  15. Beautiful quilts, your cross stitch is looking wonderful.
    I am having the same trouble with my thumb.
    So have to rest it some days.
    Hugs June.

  16. Sorry to hear about your hand...I have issues as well and have found I can only stitch at one thing be it knitting, crochet or cross stitch for a shorter time than I used to. I also do hand exercises to help. That's an adorable piece. Thank you for sharing those beautiful quilts. Always a great way to get ideas or just admire the amazing work that goes into some of these show pieces.

  17. Having arthritis in one's hand is awful. I'm so sorry you do. It was good you were able to get back to stitching even if only for a short time.
    Thank you for sharing photos from the quilt show. Some are just amazing. I was surprised that the Halo Medallion photo close up. I couldn't figure out how the flowers could be doilies, but your photo was so good to show detail. From the distance photo I never would have guessed.
    I hope you're able to finish the fox soon.


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