Sunday 29 January 2023

Slow Sunday stitching

This week was an odd variety of weather, I found myself driving to work in a heavy frost, heavy rain and worst of all thick fog. There was also a day of bright sunshine but it was still cold. i spent a little time each day getting my various projects into some semblance of order. It took longer than I expected but now they are all in project bags and neatly labelled. The only thing I couldn't find were the bird houses that I had almost finished. These were the Crabapple Hill studios stitcheries for February 2022 for the International month of embroidery. I love Meg Hawkey's  designs. This evening I remembered where I'd put the bird houses. I want to get these finished and framed as I'd intended them as a present. I only have a few left to do (I think - I need to check).

 Although the weather's been iffy I have had a good week. I'm managing to be more organised and I'm getting things done. This week has been a great stitching week.  In the evening I've made myself comfortable with something good to watch on TV, Missy lying at my feet and I've got on with some stitching. As the week started I was working on the redwork Christmas piece. I didn't have much to finish and so on Tuesday evening it was done.

This is the middle of a small wall hanging. I need to pull out my Christmas fabrics to make the border. On Wednesday I drew out a couple of patterns from the frog quilt pattern.  The embroidery blocks on this quilt are a variety of sizes. Here's a glimpse of the pattern.

All of these blocks are supposed to be stitched in green but I'm using other colours as well. The top left hand block is finished and I've started on the fish block on the right.

Over the week I also finished quilting the 8 remaining blocks on the Austen family quilt. Most of this was done on Saturday as I had a day to myself. I still have some sashing to finish and the border needs to be done. I'm off on Friday so that will be my sewing day this week. Getting this quilt finished will be my goal for February. When I finished the quilting I got John to help me fold the quilt and I forgot to take photos. I'll make sure I do that when I get it out again on Friday to finish the sashing.

I'm linking this post with Kathy from Kathy's Quilts for her Slow Sunday Stitching. I'm also linking with Kate from Life in Pieces for her round up of weekly stitching. Once again this week I've managed 7/7 which means I've stitched 25 days out of 29. 

I realised that John and I have done two visits but I haven't shared them. I'll try to that this week. 

Have a good week Take care



  1. I’ve seen that frog stitchery at a quilt show. Very cute. I’m looking forward to seeing yours. Barbara @ Cat Patches.

  2. The Christmas one is great, love redwork. I really like the frogs, too! What fun.

  3. Well done this week & love the frog quilt. I've a couple of old stitchery patterns you may like so I'll try & pop you an email soon with two photos. Happy stitching, take care & hugs.

  4. Lovely Christmas embroidery, well done. And those little frogs look delightful! I'm plodding away on the Noah's Ark stitcheries, but there is no hurry with them, nice to have them to do as holiday stitching when I have a bit of spare time.

  5. Congrats on finishing up the center of your Christmas stitchery, Lyndsey!!

  6. Your red work block turned out beautifully! Congrats on finding time to stitch each day last week. Fingers crossed this week is as good.

  7. I look forward to seeing that frog stitching! I love the Christmas embroidery. I am glad you found the bird houses. Enjoy your stitching!