Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 9 February 2014

Sunday Stash and Stitching, week 6, 2014

Today has been more of an unstitching day, than a stitching one. I had some tension issues while working on a quilt on Friday. So, a whole section had to come out. Most of the afternoon today was spent doing that. The only bonus about tension issues is that it makes taking the stitching out easier. (sigh) But it's done, and the quilt is reloaded and ready to go again for tomorrow's work time. I have done a little hand stitching, just to relax after all that ripping. It's still My Tweets, and the block doesn't look any different than the last time, but all the stitching is done, except for a section of the dark blue wing. Next time you see this block it will have some leaves, and maybe the flowers added to it. As I was quietly sitting and working on this bird, I happened to look up and outside the window beside me. I was struck by the beauty out in the yard in the late afternoon. The skies had cleared from the snow we got earlier today, to blue with fluffy white clouds. Not a bright blue, but a pale winter blue.  The greys of the branches of the bare trees, and the greens of the pine trees, laden with fresh snow on their branches provided a perfect contrast against the background of snow and sky. It reminded me that even winter can be beautiful. If I hadn't had the motivation of working on this block today, I would have missed the beauty.

The stash usage continues to go up. I think I'm liking adding the stash used numbers as I actually make the units of a quilt. It gives me immediate reward numbers. Being the procrastinator that I am, I'd have a long wait to add in my used numbers if I waited until a project is done.

Used this week:                                1.9 yards
Used this year:                                14.3 yards
Added this week:                                 0 yards
Added this year:                                  0 yards
Balance:                                           14.3 more yards out than in.

I'm linking up to Judy's Stash Report and Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching.


  1. Yuck, sorry to hear about your tensions problems. I get very lazy about checking underneath for tension issues and there is nothing worse that rolling the quilt forward and seeing all those eyelashes show up on the take up roller. Glad it behind you.

  2. All that nasty thread ripping, followed by tweet sewing made a perfect backdrop to the beauty you were able to see! Love it! Thanks for linking up!

  3. Yes, winter in its pristiness can be so beautiful. I've seen that in all the photos bloggers have been sharing lately. Sorry about the tension problems - I get those. It seems to be the #1 problem I have with my machine when I go to quilt. Ay de mí!

  4. Unstitching days are *never* my favorite! At least it was redeemed with a beautiful winter sky and some lovely handwork! :)


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