Sunday, July 7, 2013

Slow stitching on Sunday

I'm linking up again this Sunday with Kathy's Quilts Slow Stitching and I have a bit of cross stitch to share. Along with the link up Kathy has a nice post about slowing down and taking time to breathe and it was quite a timely reminder for me. Relax, take time to think and be ever so grateful for all we have. Very good advice!

So I planned to get a bit more stitching done this week as I watched baseball but Tuesday night's game commanded ALL my attention. Homer Bailey of my beloved Cincinnati Reds pitched a no hitter! Amazing! And my oldest son was lucky enough to actually be in the ball park. He was thrilled to witness it and believes he will probably never be a part of it again as it is such a rare occurrence. I did get the basket almost totally stitched on my Victory Garden by Nan of Threadwork Primitives from the Ladies Prim Society.

And after drooling over the new Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers charts that are starting this month, I decided to pull out my Anniversaries of the Heart and put some more time in on it.

I finished the block for October and started the one for November. I like that the border on the November block is regular and was easy to count - good selection for stitching and baseball "watching".

Now I really have to take some time and sit down and decide what to put in the spaces for personalization. The November block has a large space and I don't have any family events to commemorate in that month, so I'm thinking that a little quote about Thanksgiving may be a nice touch.

And you need to go and check out my friend Marsha's blog, Everybody Loves Clark. She is having a great giveaway and I can't believe I'm sharing this with you as I would really love to win these charts - LOL! Anyway pop over and become a follower and sign up. She was working on getting up to 100 followers and it looks like she made it but the more the merrier!

Okay off to stitch a bit more and watch some baseball! A great afternoon in my book!

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. I'm so lame that by the time I get to the comment screen I can't remember the names of the pieces you are working on...anyway...I like the colors in your new stitch and the great big pumpkin in you Blackbird Designs stitch.

  2. Sounds like a perfect afternoon:)
    Thanks for linking up and sharing your beautiful stitching!

  3. I have all those charts. Seeing your beautiful project makes me seriously tempted to do it on one big piece! Just lovely!

  4. My boys and I were watching the highlights of that game ~ what an amazing night for that pitcher!
    Love your stitches ~ aren't those new BBD's going to be must~haves!?!

  5. Wonderful stitching progress!
    You are getting really close to finishing anniversaries. It is such and amazing piece.

  6. Hey, thanks for the plug. Can't believe you're on Nov. already. Looks great.


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