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Slow Sunday Stitching

I haven’t accomplished a lot with my slow Sunday stitching goals but, then, I guess that is the point, isn’t it?  Slow and steady wins the race!

I have finished embroidering Block 7 from Aunt Bea’s Parlor.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 7

On to Block 8.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 8

I have done some embroidery on Block 8, but I don’t have a photo of the progress. 

Not a lot will be done today. 

I have a movie date with Hubby!

I am linking up with Kathy Quilts.  Check out the other slow stitchers that are linking up there!

Slow Sunday Stitching

Kathy, at Slow Sunday Stitching, is keeping me on a wonderful, relaxing pace.

I have finished Aunt Bea’s Parlor, block 6.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 6

Here are the first six completed blocks:

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Onto block 7.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 7

And I am continuing to  work on scrap control.

The black, gray and white scrap bags are sorted and cut into various usable strips.

I am sorting the green scrap bag.

Scrap Bags

What a tedious job.

Scrap Bags

Please don’t let me allow my scraps to take over ever again!

Slow Sunday Stitching

“In emerald tufts, flowers purple, blue and white;
Like sapphire, pearl, and rich embroidery,
Buckled below fair knighthood’s bending knee;
Fairies use flower for their charactery.”
― William Shakespeare

Continuing on with blocks from Aunt Bea’s Parlor. 

This is my Slow Stitching Sunday project for as many Sundays as it takes.  There are 20 blocks, so this is a long-term project.

I have finished embroidering Block 5.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 5

On to Block 6.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 6

It’ll be a good Super Bowl project.

I am linking up with Kathy at Slow Sunday Stitching.

Slow Sunday Stitching

“What are you doing?”
“I’m darning a sock,” he said, holding it up to show me.
“What’s that lump inside?”
“A sock egg.”
“A sock egg? I didn’t know socks hatched from eggs.”
“Only the best ones do. I can’t wear the cheap kind, the ones that grow on trees. They give me blisters.”
― Polly Shulman, The Grimm Legacy   

 

I am working on some mending that I have long procrastinated on.  Nobody cares, least of all myself.  Ha, ha! 

What else is happening this Sunday?

I continue to work on Aunt Bea’s Parlor for Slow Stitching Sunday.  There are 20 blocks, so this is a long-term project.

I have finished block 4.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 4

Next up, block 5.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 5

I am linking up with Kathy at Slow Sunday Stitching.

Slow Sunday Stitching

Today is Slow Stitching Sunday.

Before I sit in my easy chair, I am planning to try a new-to-me recipe.  I am making a No-Knead Crusty White Bread recipe (King Arthur Flour website)  that I pinned to My Pinterest Bread Board.  The dough is in the refrigerator, ready for baking later.

I will also spend some time free motion quilting on Aunt Sukey Spins Off , my January 2017 UFO Goal.

After these activities, I’ll be ready for my easy chair.

I’m still embroidering Aunt Bea’s Parlor, block 4.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 4

Happy Sunday!

Slow Sunday Stitching

I am making slow progress with the Aunt Bea’s Parlor project.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 3

I finished Block 3.

Today I will begin Block 4.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 4

I am using Sulky’s Sticky Fabri-Solvy Printable sheets to embroider the designs onto the background fabric.

Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy

I like that the stabilizer dissolves easily, but I do feel that it is a bit sticky for my needle.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Blocks 3 and 4

Kathy’s Quilts will keep me company on Sundays.  I am linking up with her Slow Sunday Stitching.

January 2017 UFO Goal

I have chosen to work on Aunt Sukey Spins Off for my January UFO Goal.

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

This quilt is already under the needle, and most of the top is quilted.  I need to get the borders quilted, and that will be my focus.

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

The bonus will be to get the binding on, too, and be finished, but I’ll be pleased to get the quilting accomplished.

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

Linking up will keep me accountable, focused, and motivated, so I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts – One Monthly Goal.

Another goal this year, is to embroider the blocks for Aunt Bea’s Parlor.

I have two blocks done.  I will be working on this project on Sundays.

Kathy’s Quilts will keep me company.  I am linking up with her Slow Sunday Stitching.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 3

May your New Year be filled with blessings and the achievements of your goals!