Last week, November 8th marked the end of my second attempt at 100 Days of Handstitching.
This time, I finished 13 projects, and moved several others further along, so it was better than my first attempt.
I will say there were days when I simply could not take the time to do handwork because I had to keep at the machines for deadlines. Then there were also days when I was just too tired to even give it an effort. I don’t do my best work when I’m exhausted, so that’s never a good time to try hand stitching.
But I’ll show you a bit of what I accomplished . . .
I finished knitting a prayer shawl.
It’s a real pretty mint green yarn done in this pattern:
But the color is washed out in the first picture, for some reason. OK, the reason is because I suck at photography, so please refer to the second photo to get a sense of the real color it is!
I also worked on my Granny Stripe Afghan some more, finished two more knit dishcloths, and started a new prayer shawl:
And a crochet washcloth:
I put the binding on 7 quilts (here are three of them):
And sewed a hanging sleeve onto a quilt:
If you’re in need of a good tutorial on how to make and attach a hanging sleeve to your quilt, Jacquie Gering has a good one on her website HERE.
I did a little bit of English Paper Piecing:
And appliqued some vintage Dresden plate blocks onto backgrounds for a customer. There are 16 of these vintage blocks, and the fabrics are wondrous!
See how some of the wedges have rounded tops and some have pointed tops? We have no idea why they were mixed like this, but we discussed it and decided to leave the pointy ones pointed, and the rounded ones rounded, and I love them like that — I think it adds so much cute charm to these blocks! Now it’s up to her to press them, trim them, and set them into a completed quilt top.
I also had to sew a button back on my shirt, so I’m definitely counting that!
Whew! You can get a lot done in 100 days!
I’m not starting another 100 Days challenge for myself right now, but if you read yesterday’s post, you’ll see I have plenty on my to-do list, including lots more hand stitching.
How about you? Are you hand stitching on anything? I’d love to hear what you’re working on!