Sunday, 22 January 2023

Slow Sunday stitching

This week I have had a great time stitching. I've managed to stitch for at least 15 minutes every day and often it has been for longer, I'm feeling so much calmer and more relaxed than I was last year. I'm not sure why I hadn't been making time to stitch or how I was using my time but I'm really enjoying the change I've made. Not only I have I managed hand stitching I've also had time this week to get my machine out and quilt 4 blocks of the Austen family quilt. 

This week I continued work on the redwork Christmas scene. It still isn't completely finished but I am very happy with my progress. The main picture is finished and I'm currently working on the wording. I'm going to finish the stitching on this piece this week. It will then have to wait to have the borders added. This week I stitched on all 7 days

Since the beginning of  January I've stitched18 out of 22 days.

Friday was my quilting day and I really enjoyed it. First John and I had an appointment for our flu jabs. We should have had these in September but the vaccine was in short supply. Still better late than never! I also booked a dental appointment and a date to go to medical photography in preparation for my breast reconstruction. Once back home I set up the machine and spent an enjoyable afternoon quilting 4 more blocks. I now have 8 blocks left to quilt. I've been keeping the quilting simple, straight lines and meanders mostly. I love the effect you get on the back of the quilt. 

I forgot to take a photo of the blocks but I quickly snapped this before I packed up. It was all bunched up so difficult to get a good photo.

I'm linking this post with Kathy from Kathy's Quilts for her Slow Sunday Stitching link up and Kate from Life in Pieces blog for her weekly stitching round up   

Take care



  1. You are doing really well with stitching every day. I try to stitch most days. Love the redwork piece Gail at the Cozy quilter

  2. That's a nice redwork piece you're working on. I do love redwork. Great to manage sewing every day.

  3. Your redwork block is really cute. Congrats on all the stitching time this week. It's so easy to say I'll stitch later, but it gets easier to do if you add it to your daily priorities. Happy stitching this week.

  4. Christmas designs plus redwork - so lovely together.

  5. Glad to hear that you enjoyed some sewing time after all of those appoinments, Lyndsey!!

  6. Glad to hear you are feeling calmer & your stitcheries are delightful. Hope all goes well with your upcoming appointments. I'm a bit behind on reading & commenting. Take care & hugs from a very hot/muggy down under.