Friday, July 13, 2012

Parade Day

Here's a new one. I have nothing handstitched to show this week. Nada. Zip. Zero. I really have no idea how an entire week went by without me doing some kind of stitching. Weird. I did a bunch of other stuff though, like a spur of the moment road trip. On Thursday we decided to drive 5 hours to Penticton BC so we could float down the river channel. So we drove, we floated the 90 minute length and then we turned around and drove home. Uhhhh yeah, that's right. We just might be crazy. Anyhoo, I know you've been stitching away so now it's time to show off your projects!!

I just ask a few things of you:
1. link only projects with some handstitching
2. link to a specific post
3. use the linky party button (found in my sidebar) in your post, so others can easily find the party and join in
4. visit other Handmade Parade partiers, because everyone likes comments :-)
.....and go!


  1. I haven't done any hand work this week either. I'm behind on my class work for handstitched class, but I just needed a break after those embroidery weeks. I did cut out my EPP, but didn't actually do them yet...always tomorrow...

    Glad I'm not the only one :)

  2. No handstitching for me either. Though I did spend some time attemptin to conquer my fear of my sewing machine. The good: I feel pretty confident piecing and "think" I've finally figured out how to do a consistent 1/4" seam. The bad: I tried my hand at straight line quilting. My machine is a Singer Touch and Sew 600, so pretty old. The shaft isn't long enough so the walking foot I bought doesn't work. I quilted a doll blanket without it and had huge drag issues in the borders. My pieces tips will have to sit in a pile a bit longer. Drat!

  3. I cheated and machine paper pieced my storm at sea blocks for hand stitched camp! So no hand sewn for me this week?

  4. Ooh, that river trip sounds like fun. If you can promise me no snakes, I'd love to do that.
    Now I know that you not having any sewing to show has been a big shock to you, so I hope the fact that I finally linked up again hasn't been one shock too many. If it helps, I didn't actually do any of it this week. But I had plenty of time between my last link up and this one :)

  5. You drove to Penticton and back in one day and didn't go to any wineries? Are you crazypants?

  6. That sounds fun!! :) I'd say that totally justifies a no stitching week. :)

  7. My jaw has dropped! You're always hand sewing something =O

  8. I have no hand stitching this week either :( At least we can all be inspired by the linkys for next week!

  9. I feel so much better now. I don't have anything this week either. And usually you do, but you don't either. You just took this week off to make me feel better ;)