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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


“Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that – one stitch at a time taken patiently and the pattern will come out all right like the embroidery.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.


I am still slowly; very, very slowly, stitching blocks from the Aunt Bea’s Parlor pattern.

I have finished block number 16.  

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 16

Onto block number 17.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 17

Progress is happening!


I am linking up with Kathy’s Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching.  Click on the link, and check out the projects that others are working on!