Sunday, 7 February 2021

Slow Sunday Stitching

It's been a cold and snowy Sunday, although here in London the snow has been sporadic and only the last flurry settled. I will be very disappointed if there isn't any snow on the ground when I wake up tomorrow. I know a lot of you have got more snow than you want, need or would like but we get very little in London, so it's a novelty. It was different when my parents were alive and we visited them for two weeks over Christmas and New Year. We nearly always had some snow during that time. Lucy was doing a 14K run today and when she got back her fingers were tingling and she had found the experience very hard work. The snow was being swirled around by the wind and at times it was blowing directly into her face. A change into comfy clothes and a hot drink soon had her warm. I'm very proud of her for keeping up her running even when the weather is awful. She has running shoes for trail running and she said they prevented her from slipping and her running gear is all high visibility.

Whilst she was gone I got my machine out as I needed to sew the binding on the little mat I'd used as quilting practice with the quilting templates. That was soon done and this evening I'll get the back stitched down. I have one more bath mat to quilt and this will be another piece that I use to practice quilting patterns. This year I'm determined to improve my free motion quilting and enlarge my catalogue of patterns I can do.

Once I'd done that I cast off the stitches on the back of the jacket I'm knitting. For some reason I put the needles away that I need to start the ribbing on the next piece. It's very unlike me as I usually leave them in my knitting bag. I'll get them out when I've finished this and get the ribbing for the left front done. I try to knit a minimum number of rows each day so that I will get it finished this year and preferably before we go into the autumn season.

I will also have time this evening to work on the 2nd pride and prejudice block. These blocks are nice and easy stitching, perfect for an evening of chatting with the family.

Much later in the evening Richard and Lucy will be watching Super Bowl 2021. I'm not sure who they're supporting but I think it's the Chiefs. They bought in snacks earlier today and Lucy had a nap after her run as she is in work tomorrow. This became an annual event for them a few years back and normally they would watch with friends but this year it will just be them. I'm sure the two of them will manage to create the right vibes to make it fun, so long as they don't wake me up. My days of willingly depriving myself of sleep are long gone.

The Show your stripes blog hop starts in two weeks (22nd February) I love these blog hops as they provide so much inspiration. Not that I need inspiration to start new projects, I manage that all on my own. I promised myself I wouldn't start a project until I'd finished an old one. I've only finished one quilt this year and I've started 3 more. I think I might need to retire to fit all the projects in that I'd like to make. On the upside all three quilts are being made from scraps so my scrap boxes should be a little emptier when I finish them.

I'm linking this post with Kathy from Kathy's Quilts for her Slow Sunday Stitching.

Take care



  1. I’m with you on the Super Bowl. It’s on the tv at my house, but I’m not paying attention. I’m enjoying the pride and prejudice blocks I’m seeing around. Enjoy!

  2. Gosh, I cannot imagine running in that weather. Your daughter is very keen. Another lovely Pride and Prejudice block. Enjoy your stitching.

  3. Congrats on some great finishes. Practice does make perfect when free motion quilting is involved. The Super Bowl was disappointing to me since the Chiefs are my home team. I never watch the game just check the score occasionally. I got quite a bit done on my Pride and Prejudice block instead.