Monday, 28 September 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

I love Sundays and always have. As a child Sunday was family day and we would always do something together. It could be a trip out somewhere, a long walk, gardening together or playing games in front of the fire when the weather was bad. When our children were small we did the same and even now it's a habit that continues. Yesterday was dry but cold in London and no one wanted to go walking so we stayed in and chatted instead. We spent time in the kitchen as I made some bread and little cakes. I have a new batch of yeast and the bread rose really well.

I love that the smell of bread baking fills the whole house. I made two loaves, one white and one rye bread. The rye bread is delicious but we haven't cut the white loaf yet.

The other fun activity on a Sunday is the slow stitching. I have a project I want finished before the end of the month so I need to get a wriggle on. Yesterday I cut the fabric ready for paper piecing and started to stitch the pieces together. When I stopped to take a phot I had added several shapes.

I've got 4 more of the half hexies to add to this piece which is the facing for the bag flap. Then I need to stitch together the strip that forms the facing for the front of the bag which involves 9 pieces. These are all small pieces with the hexies being 1 inch so it won't take long. This should be finished this evening and then I just have the lining to add. It should just squeak in under the line as my monthly goal.

Today is a work day and I have students online this morning. I'm going to walk for an hour this afternoon when the temperature should reach 17 or 18 degrees C and there is no rain forecast. I'll then finish up the work bits I need to do before dinner and an evening of stitching. The second series of Mystery Roads is being shown in the UK and it will be perfect to watch whilst stitching.

I'm linking this post with Kathy from Kathy's Quilts for her Slow Sunday Stitching link up. Why not pop over to see what folks have been hand stitching this week.

I need to go and fill up the bird feeders, check Picasso and Scamp have fresh water and that Picasso has his breakfast. Scamp won't usually eat until a little later.

Take care 



  1. I love the smell of baking bread, too! And a slice hot from the oven with a bit of butter is pretty near heaven on earth! We filled up our bird feeders on Saturday, much to the pleasure of our wild crew of winged friends! Todd also put out some new suet, which had all our woodpecker varieties visiting, too. Your hexi project is coming along! Can't wait to see your finished project. I could go for a hexi bag ... I may need to make one of these!! :)

  2. It’s been a while since I’ve baked bread. Your loaf looks beautiful.

  3. Oooh yum, your bread looks delicious. I have a bread maker, I use it to make the dough but then bake the bread in the oven, it turns out nicer that way. I'm not a sewer but I'm just embarking on my first ever English paper piecing project, I'm still basting the hexies at the moment, I haven't got to the stitching bit yet.

  4. Any baking smell is delightful, bread, cakes, biscuits, yummy. We had a different smell wafting around the kitchen last night when I cooked curried sausages for dinner! I'm sure the smell of fresh baked bread would have been nicer.