Sunday, November 15, 2015

Slow Sunday Stitching

One of my goals in starting the Slow Sunday Stitching linky party three years ago was to develop an online community of like-minded people. It has been a wonderful experience getting to know amazing and creative stitchers around the world who share common interests. 


Thimbles and Thing
The stitchers in this photo are a little more aggressive than the folks I was hoping to connect with, but the captions make me laugh every time I look at it! 
Sunday is my favourite day.
I hop stumble out of bed every Sunday morning, make a pot of tea and enjoy visiting the blogs of my stitching friends to see what they're working on. 


I love being inspired by the variety of projects being made, seeing the tools being used, and learning more about the creative process that occurs when working with your hands. Thank you for participating whenever you can through linking your posts, and through your encouraging comments for the stitchers that share each week.

This weekend I'm making some slow progress with my winter hand quilting project. This is exactly where I was sitting yesterday while putting in some stitches. I love my Ikea lamp with the flexible neck and the concentrated pool of light that is perfect for hand stitching. Today I hope to finish quilting at least one more small star block.


I want to send out a huge thank you to Stephie (a quilting blogger from the United Kingdom) for the wonderful post about my blog. Stephie I am honoured by your words and by your enthusiastic participation in the Slow Sunday Stitching community!

So what's going on this week? What are you hand stitching? Link up your blog post below and share your project and progress...



26 comments:

  1. I love the Slow Sunday stitching crew too :-). Such an inspiring selection of blogs to read each week. Thank you for hosting!
    That does look like a useful lamp!

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  2. You have created a wonderful group of slow stitches that I love to visit with each week. Thanks!!!! Wouldn't it be fun if we could all get together in one place for a weekend of slow stitching????

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  3. Stephie's post was great....I read it the other day :) I love the party because well...slow stitching is SLOW and POKY so it's nice to join up with others in the same situation! :)

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  4. I look forward to EVERY slow stitching Sunday post you share for us to link up to... I am happy to link most every week... Thanks for offering a low key place to share our love of hand stitching... was nice to have a finish to finally share too! lol Kathi

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  5. So my understanding is you visit all of our blogs with a nice hot cup of tea and then at night you quilt with a glass of wine (as per your photo). You're my kind of lady. I am reading your blog and those who linked up with my tea beside me right now. Thank you so much for the link-up I enjoy it on and off all day Sunday...and sometimes through Monday. I have been in touch with so many wonderful people through it. Enjoy your Sunday stitching.

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  6. you have started a great weekly tradition - your quilt is wonderful land what a lovely wine glass too ;)

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  7. I love visiting the blogs and see what others are working on and it is always so nice to know that there are plenty of us that love and enjoy our slow stitching's!!

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  8. Your Sunday photo looks pretty cozy . . . makes me wish I was working on something a little bigger this morning! LOL! Enjoy your day -- and thank you for hosting this! The benefits are two-fold: I look forward to your post and perusing the linked posts all week long *and* it keeps me motivated to having some kind of handwork going, so I can blog it and link up! You're terrific inspiration! :)

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  9. Oh I LOVE Sundays now--always has been kind of a funny afternoon for me--but now, I do my slow stitching and visit all my other handworking gals...I love your star and your chair looks so comfy...hugs, Julierose

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  10. I had to chuckle at your picture with the Ikea lamp perched on the arm of the sofa - I do the exact same thing!

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  11. I love Sundays, being inspired by stitcher all over the world, Slow Sunday Stitching is a great community, Love to see the place where you slow stitch. Have a great Sunday!! Hugs

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  12. It looks like you have the perfect little "nest" to do your stitching in! I love my IKEA lamps also--they are wonderful!

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  13. I too love to hop on every blogs linked to Slow Sunday Stitching. Thanks to you, I have discovered many wonderful bloggers and found a pool of inspiration much bigger than time allows me to do lol. The link also helps to keep the hand stitching alive, I think, as an encouraging tool to those who find their project progressing too slowly. To see other projects progressing just as slowly, keeps one on the job. Thanks Kathy for taking the time to set it up every week. Much appreciated (even if I don't participate every week.) ;^)

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  14. That cartoon is just too funny! Thanks for the smile. I'm off to visit some of the Slow Stitching Sunday links (shouldn't I be slow stitching instead? maybe later!)

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  15. I always love your linky on Sundays Kathy - Thanks for bringing us all together! Your little "nest" looks so cozy - how do you manage to ever leave it?

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  16. After seeing your post and writing more...I"m totally making it a goal to hand quilt one quilt next year!! :)

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  17. Thank you for hosting! I love visiting these creative people. Love your hand quilting.

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  18. I enjoy our Sunday's together too! A great way to start the week! Thanks again for always being here! Enjoy your stitches today!

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  19. I enjoy our Sunday's together as well. It's a calming event in a busy life, enabling batteries to be recharged ready for the week ahead.

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  20. Your stars are looking wonderful Kathy...and I'm definitely pinching the glass of wine idea, why didn't I think of that?!?! I hope you had a peaceful day and got your star all stitched up, slowly but surely :) And the honour is all mine Kathy, really. It's pretty late here now (almost midnight), so I shall save blog hopping until tomorrow and really look forward to seeing what you've all been up to. x

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  21. Love your Sunday Slow Stitching. It motivates me and I enjoy seeing what the others are stitching.

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  22. Beautiful winter projec! Your hand quilting looks great.

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  23. Your linky party has grown by leaps and bounds. I think you really answer an need for us slow stitchers that's it's okay to take our time and do it the way we want!

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  25. kathy, I just love this link party. I went to every one and linked you to my sewing group. You have a great group of bloggers here! LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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