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Slow Sunday Stitching

“She turned to the sunlight
    And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
    “Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young

Daffodil

Today is a great day to slow down and let the daffodils bring cheer to your heart.

I have completed block 10 of Aunt Bea’s Parlor.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 10

So I will be stitching on block 11.  There are 20 blocks total.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 11

I am halfway finished with the embroidery for this project.  If you’d like to see the first six completed blocks, click here.

I am linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy’s Quilts.

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Slow Sunday Stitching

“SUNDAY. Take it slow and give your soul a chance to catch up with your body.”

 

“Today, whatever is good for your soul, do that.”

 

“It’s Sunday, therefore I am 100% motivated to do nothing today!”

 

“Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.” 

 

I’ve been slacking on my Slow Sunday Stitching project.

I have excuses, but I’m missing the point of Sunday…that special day of the week to slow down, relax and ‘smell the roses’.

I have finished block 8 of Aunt Bea’s Parlor.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 8

And block 9.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 9

Slow, and not so steady.  Little by little.  A stitch here.  A stitch there.

Onto block 10.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 10

I am linking up with Kathy QuiltsCheck out the other slow stitchers that are linking up there!

Take time to slow down.  Enjoy the day!

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!