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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!

Slowly.

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!

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Slow Sunday Stitching

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 15

I did take a photo of block 16, which I will be working on for my next slow stitching project, but I’ve lost it. It is hiding somewhere in the depths of my computer.

So this one will be a surprise to you when I show it. 

Meantime, I have my son and his fam visiting, so I believe I will go enjoy some more summertime fun!

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

Slow Sunday Stitching

It is summer and there are lots of things to do, so I haven’t been embroidering.

I’m slower than ever.  Ha, ha!

But there is a little progress on Block 15 of Aunt Bea’s Parlor.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 15

I am linking up with Kathy’s Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching.  Head on over there, and get inspired!

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.

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.