Sunday, April 9, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching....

Kathy reminds us each week to slow down and relax with some slow stitching. Today.... she said to break into the box of kits that we purchased and actually stitch something up! I confess, I do have a nice purple basket of kits that I really do want to break into this year. I did pull one in January and stitched it up to a completed quilt - my Thangles quilt here. It is almost time to pull another one out but first... I would like to finish my Grandmothers Choice quilt (which still needs borders and quilting!). That will be my reward - to start something new once it is done.

Today... I plan to continue on with my mice. I have the last 9 back basted and ready for trimming and then needle turn appliqué. I did sew the four spools for the corners of the mice border around the cats this week. I sew hope to have these guys done this month so the cats have something to chase on that quilt top!



Linking up with Kathy for the Slow Sunday Stitching link.

This week we had a birthday! Emily turned 8 on Friday. After school... we went to a local discovery zone and visited the traveling airplane display. The kids got to make paper rockets and use an air pressure pump to set them off. Then we went out to dinner at Emily's favorite restaurant - Yamato's for the hibachi grill. Yesterday - she had bowling (97 and 110 were her scores!) and then the Grandparents here in FL came over for a mid afternoon meal - her favorite - Roasted Veggie and Sausage pasta with garlic bread and salad. She wanted a dog cake - so that is our version of Buddy the Boxer - Grandma's dog with a white bone. After they left she thought I needed to take a walk....but after a little bit someone's belly hurt so we headed home very slowly. Turns out the little girl got a stomach bug and had a rough evening and night. She is home resting today while Aidan goes to Grandma's for the day. Oops - need to swap her comforter and quilt and sheet from the washer to the dryer - at least it was not on the carpet in the middle of the night!  I have a feeling I will be doing some slow stitching while cuddling with someone on the couch while watching movies today. Hope you all have a happy and healthy week.


8 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Emily! Always enjoy seeing what you are working on. Enjoy this day. ~Jeanne

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  2. I don't usually buy kits but I do have a number of UFO's that need to be completed...
    Those mice are cute! Happy birthday to Emily!

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  3. Very cute cake -- happy birthday to Emily! I love the use of grey in your blocks! :)

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  4. My son used to get sick at every birthday and exciting event!
    Enjoy stitching your mice... I had a mouse in my car this week and I did not enjoy the company!!

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  5. Happy Birthday Emily! I'll have some cake to celebrate. Gee, those mice are cute.

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  6. Happy Birthday Emily. Your mice are looking good. I have a few kits...mostly cross-stitch, but a lot of patterns. I really have to make some of them.

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  7. Fun. Looks like your mice will multiply quickly.

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  8. Love your mice :)Happy birthday to Emily (sorry she had a rough night though!). My daughter's 16th was Friday too!

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