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Slow Sunday Stitching

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

Confucius

I am staying focused on my Slow Sunday Stitching project. 

I finished Block 14 of Aunt Bea’s Parlor.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 14

On to Block 15.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 15

Slow and steady; I’m getting there.

I will be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching.

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Slow Sunday Stitching

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”
― Washington Irving

Crown Imperial

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”
– Stevie Wonder

Bleeding Hearts

“I don’t know what it is about food your mother makes for you, especially when it’s something that anyone can make – pancakes, meat loaf, tuna salad – but it carries a certain taste of memory.”
― Mitch Albom

Crabapple

I am blessed to have a fabulous Mom!  She loves life and is a great example for me. 

And yes, there is a dish that is a must have when I visit her.  I must have her homemade macaroni and cheese!  It takes me back to childhood and warm memories.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!  Thank you so much!

Since this is a slow stitching Sunday, here’s what I am up to:

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 13

Block 13 of Aunt Bea’s Parlor is finished.

Onto Block 14!

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 14

I will be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching.

Slow Sunday Stitching

Kate has sown candy-tuft, lupins and peas,
Carnations, forget-me-not and heart’s-ease;
Jack has sown cherry-pie, marigold,
Love-that-lies-bleeding and snap-dragons bold;
But who knows
What the wind sows?

-T Sturge Moore “Winds Work”

Candytuft

Why am I “Candytuft”?
That I don’t know!
Maybe the fairies
First called me so;
Maybe the children,
Just for a joke;
(I’m in the gardens
Of most little folk).

Look at my clusters!
See how they grow:
Some pink or purple,
Some white as snow;
Petals uneven,
Big ones and small;
Not very tufty 
No candy at all!

-Cicely Mary Barker 

The candytuft in my garden is showing off, and I love it!  Spring is such a glorious season of freshness and renewal!

And baseball, too. 

So I continue to work on my Slow Sunday Stitching embroidery while watching baseball.

I finished Block 11 of the Aunt Bea’s Parlor project.

Aunt Bea's Parlor Block 11

And Block 12.

Aunt Bea's Parlor Block 12

Next comes Block 13.

Aunt Bea's Parlor Block 13

Here is a slide show of 12 finished blocks.

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I am linking up with the other slow stitchers at Kathy’s Quilts.

Slow Sunday Stitching

The rain is moving in.  Again.

But that is okay.  It is Sunday.  The baseball game is on.

It is a good day for slow stitching.

I plan to finish Block 11 of the Aunt Bea’s Parlor project.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 11

And begin Block 12.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 12

Have a beautiful slow Sunday!

I am linking up with Kathy’s Quilts, and I will be checking out the other slow stitchers linked there.

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.

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!