Sunday 7 May 2017

A slow Sunday.

I love slow Sundays. No rushing around in the morning trying to be super organised so I get to work early. The joy of an extra hours sleep and then a cup of tea and reading a chapter of my book with Scamp curled up next to me before getting up and going. A leisurely walk with John, Lucy and Scamp across the common and then time to catch up with some of my projects. When we set off for the common this morning it was rather cold with a raw wind blowing and little sun but half way through our walk the wind had dropped and the sun was shining. The wisteria was looking and smelling beautiful.

Quite a lot of the houses have wisteria growing in the front garden. This yellow flowering plant is also a popular one but I don't know its name.

Just before we left the common to return home by the roads Lucy and I realised we were being followed by our shadow selves and we stopped to take a photo but Scamp decided to photo bomb.

We also spotted these spiky fruits on the London Plane tree. Usually these break up over the winter to release their seeds.

Last night I decided I wanted to make the tote bag from the pattern in my Box of Delights so this afternoon I cut the fabric ready to start the sewing during the week.

The fabrics in my box this month are a selection of mixed batiks and some of the Moda Grunge collection. I'm alternating the batiks with the grunge and it took a little time to decide the order to place the fabrics. This is the photo I posted yesterday which shows the range of fabrics better and also has the pattern.

I've been trying to stitch at least one badge onto my camp blanket each day and this afternoon I took some time out to stitch a range of badges that all celebrated our Queen in some way.

I've just got that diamond jubilee badge from 2012 to stitch on. There is still a lot more hand stitching here if I'm to have most of my badges on my blanket by the time we go to Switzerland in August. Lucy had to buy a new camp blanket because hers got attacked by moths. She was able to rescue all the badges but has the job of sewing them all on the new blanket. This afternoon we spent an hour stitching together whilst catching up with a TV programme we'd recorded. 

My other hand stitching is working on Hildegard, the bag lady for May. I started work on her last night and have done some this evening. I feeling positive that she will be finished by the end of the month. If I finish her earlier I have some cross stitch I need to work on.

I'm linking this post with Kathy for her Slow Sunday Stitching link up. Go and see what everyone has been doing today. There is just so much to inspire you.



  1. That wisteria is gorgeous, what a nice easy Sunday morning.

  2. What beautiful photos - such a treat to see them! Your embroidery is lovely! Did you draw in the lady and then outline with embroidery? She looks so real! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. What amazing flowers!
    Enjoy stitching Hildegard!

  4. Beautiful flowers. We have a wisteria at our front door, but it's only just now budding out. Hoping we don't miss the flowers while we're traveling. You're a little farther along with Hildegard than I am. I'm hoping to catch up to about where you are this morning. It's always a good day when your shadow selves come out. I've noticed they are fair-weather people.