Sunday, 22 January 2017

Slow stitching time.

It's just great to be able to kick back, relax and slowly stitch whilst watching a film or TV show. Sunday daytime can sometimes be quite tiring as we often go walking but the evening is for stitching (or knitting).

The day has been crisp and clear and we took Scamp for a long walk over the common, then I had some time to do some work on my quilt. I love the pattern and the fabric feels so nice. I'm taking it slowly as I don't want to make a mistake. So today I worked on the first layer around the mariner's compass. I'm pleased I don't have to paper piece the compass as I'm not a fan of paper piecing. First up today I made the nine patches and attached the half square triangles so I have the centre piece done.

Now I need to cut out the next borders but I'll do that later in the week. Today I cut the fabrics for the recent blocks on the serendipity quilt along (which is coming to an end) and the solstice quilt along. So many things to stay on top of.

So for my slow Sunday stitching I've been knitting. I'm working on John's jumper. I've now knitted the main body up to the arm holes. This has been done on a circular needle which is a first for me. I'm working on the first sleeve and these are knitted on straight needles. I haven't taken a photo of the body as it's just longer than it was but here's the start of the first sleeve. Hopefully next week I'll have a t least one sleeve done. 

Yesterday I received my bag lady patterns. Barbara at Cat Patches is running a stitch along using these lovely ladies and I thought I'd take part. The patterns are pre printed and coloured and I now need to stitch them. I'll be starting tomorrow evening or I might take one with me to work on during my lunch break. First I need to track down my embroidery floss and work out the colours I need. 

I'm linking up with Kathy for her Slow Sunday Stitching Go and see what everyone has been doing, it's so inspiring to see all the projects.

I would also like to thank you all for your kind thoughts and words. I have a lot of emails to reply to but last week seemed to fly by with various tests and trying to get all my work up to date before I start treatment so I apologise for being rather slow. I know with all of you supporting me plus my quilting and stitching and of course my fabulous family I will be able to get through the whole process. 



  1. I love your mariner's compass!

  2. Your Mariner's Compass is beautiful. Glad to know your bag ladies have arrived. Still plenty of time until the end of the month. It's good to get an update on how you're doing. You've been in my thoughts.

  3. I also like the Mariner's Compass

  4. I love to paper-piece-how you did the compass without it is amazing! Really nice colors! Thank you, Susan

  5. Does it use a cheater panel for the mariner's compass? I am not a big fan of paper piecing either. Prayers for successful treatment followed by remission.

  6. Great progress on your Mariner's Compass, it is lovely. So good to see a post from you, I have been watching closely for news from you.