Sunday, December 14, 2014

Near the End on BFF

At the end of Ink Week, one thing that became clear to me was that I was ready to close out my current stitchery project, Best Friends Forever by Rosalie Quinlan. Now that all the individual stars are finished for Texas Star, I am also ready for my next English paper piecing project, which is going to be the setting for BFF. So I have two strong reasons to finish the stitchery portion of this project!


Today I have just finished the telephone, which is part of a motif from Month 6, and I'm about to turn on the tv and backstitch all the lettering while I catch up on a few episodes of CBC's Strange Empire.

Since it's Sunday and I haven't linked to Slow Stitching Sunday in ages, I thought I'd do that too! Recently it's seemed like Sundays have been a good day to devote to the sewing machine, but today I'm going to kick back. Plus, I'm keen to finish this up now!

The original, eight-month Block of the Month had 32 hexagon motifs. As I'm not doing them all, a smaller but still nice layout will be 22 hexagons, roughly like this:


Including the telephone, I need three more, so that's the plan for the next while. My cross stitch snowman is back on hold, by the way. My cross stitching neurons are rusty, and I was making mistakes all over because I was rushing it. BFF may not be Christmas-y, but it will sure feel like a nice gift to get this phase of the project done!


11 comments:

  1. I hope the stitching went to plan, Monica. The telephone is a bit of fun - looking forward to seeing the other two. The whole project has a lot of charm.

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    1. More stitching than tv watching, as it turned out! It's coming along. :D

      Thanks for the visit!

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  2. Welcome back to Slow Sunday Stitching! I love your embroidered telephone the colors are gorgeous.

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  3. Your embroidery is very pretty. Enjoy finishing the lettering.

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  4. I like to do hand stitching while watching - really more like listening - to television. I don't feel so bad expending time on what is basically junk tv for the most part (Downton Abbey is coming again soon - definitely not junk). If I don't have a project in my hand, i quickly fall asleep. Your BFF project looks great. I am also getting closer to a finish on my hexagon diamond lozenge thingie. So I understand what you mean about being keen to get on with it!

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  5. It sounds like you had a perfect Sunday of stitching. Lucky lady. I had planned a similar schedule for today, (TV and some hand applique), until I was reminded of the piles of cottons and flannels next to my machine. Sigh...! Maybe when Downton Abbey is back on in January?

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    1. Maybe your new grandbaby will not need *all* of those things sewn up? A little hand applique sounds like just the ticket for the holiday chaos. Take care!

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  6. Your telephone is lovely, phones were much much looking in the good old days!Trust you get all you want done by Xmas. Nothing better than some hand stitching on a Sunday, I completes my hardanger runner yesterday or thought I did but see a bit I have missed this morning,

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  7. Your telephone is great! I think mixing and rotating projects is a good approach. It's the only way I work!

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  8. Oh so much to catch up on! Love this project you have been stitching away on and isnt it great how we can just change things to suit ourselves too.

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    1. I'm finding these days that for me, personalizing a project is the whole reason for it. But I'm ready to move on from this one! Thanks for the visit. :D

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