New Orleans House Project

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Slow Weekend Stitching

I am almost embarrassed to tell you all that I am STILL stitching down the binding on my huge cow quilt.  I haven't made many opportunities for hand stitching in the last week and I have missed it!  My job required me to do copious traveling last week, and in the evenings I was just too tired for much of anything.

So after errands and chores yesterday morning, I settled on the couch with plans to hand stitch.  As I watched the Olympics, inch by inch the binding was stitched.  I'm almost three-fourths of the way around - I feel like I'm working on a marathon!

I did take the quilt up to the camp last weekend so I could hang it from the deck and get a full-size picture.  It's so large it doesn't even fit on the top railing - I had to wrap about 5 inches around the corner support post!

As soon as I finish this post and link up with Kathy's hand-stitching linky party, I'm going back to the sofa for some more binding stitching.  I'm ready to have this finished so I can move on to something else!

For those who are still reading, here's an updated picture of McKenzie.  She wanted to help me in my sewing room today, but there's just too much mischief for her to get into there.  I think I'll have to do some puppy play with her before I go sit 'n stitch - then maybe she'll nap a little while I'm sewing!


  1. Your quilt is really wonderful...and large! Bet the binding is almost finished by now. Cute puppy!

  2. wow, what a fantastic quilt! I've been looking back through your past posts to see more, and I just love everything about this quilt - the fabrics, block design, color palette, quilting...

  3. How can you resist that sweet face?!? She is adorable!
    Great job on your binding're so close to the finish line!! You go girl!
    Thanks for linking up!

  4. Keep at it, some quilts seem to go on forever, but it will be all the sweeter to take that last stitch! Hopefully more Olympic games will keep you settled and stitching.

  5. Don't be embarrassed. Every stitch counts and eventually it will be completely done!

  6. Such a cute puppy! The quilt is wonderful and that binding does tend to take longer than we think! It is usually a 3-4 night project for me.

  7. OMG your puppy is adorable!!! love your happy snappy quilt too!