Thursday, November 26, 2020

Have yourself a happy little Thanksgiving stitch time

Do you have any fabric with turkeys? or cornucopia? maybe a pilgrim or two? or any motif that reads "Thanksgiving"? I don't... unless it's buried deep in the stash somewhere. 

A Thanksgiving hexie (of sorts). The mushroom print from Dew & Moss
[Art Gallery Fabrics] is fussy cut for the outside triangles.

So here's my Thanksgiving-ish English paper pieced (EPP) hexie to wish all a safe Thanksgiving holiday.

Small-scale prints for selective cutting
While I was masked-up and working in West Virginia last week, I picked up a handful of fat quarters at Stitch Morgantown. It was a conscious choice of small-scale prints to use in EPP hexagon blocks. More selective cutting—or fussy cutting—is in my near future.

Fat quarters of small scale prints. Fabric collections from
Art Gallery Fabrics, Paintbrush Studio and FIGO Fabrics.

Truth be told, this former boarding school student and current road warrior is quite keen on not having to travel for a some big Thanksgiving shindig. Instead, we decided to support a local small business restaurant and ordered a Thanksgiving meal to-go. The addition of two tried-and-true favorite recipes—a corn casserole and a squash pie—were made at home. And, after traveling the past several weeks under the stress and precautions of the pandemic, I am embracing the quiet time—by staying put—at home. Don't have to dress up... or mask up... or do make-up... it sounds perfect.

The new fat quarters are calling and the plan is to add to my November collection of EPP blocks.

11 hexies for November.

I also have my last Make Nine 2020 project to get underway and I'm enrolled in a virtual workshop hosted by Selvedge Magazine about hand stitched clothing. 

Stitching is in store for me this Thanksgiving. Hope you, too, are doing something you enjoy.

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