Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Saturday 13 April 2019

Multiple stitching personality disorder

I really do need to stop adding in new stitching projects. I definitely have a disorder of some sort. Some call it “startitis” which fits. But so does the title of this post..... multiple stitching personality disorder. Why do you ask???? Because I’ve started yet another hand stitching project. In my touring around blog land I came across this post from Jenny of Elefantz. In it she mentioned a friend of hers named Allie and provided a link to Allie’s blog which took me here which was a post about the final block in her series called Grow in Grace. That then took me to Allie's facebook page which I requested to join because Allie provides free embroidery patterns there.  I printed the pattern today

and got started with the stitching. 

I’m also continuing to work on the class sample that I started last week. All the components are made and just need to be stitched together. Another day or two should finish it.

And finally the other thing I’ve been working on fairly steadily is my EatSleepKnit second quarter fade sweater. It’s a pattern from Joji Locatelli called Spector. The colours in the picture aren’t quite right. The fade from the one colour to the other is actually more gradual than it seems in the picture. I love this pattern!!

So, after I finish writing this I have a decision to make.... what shall I work on for the rest of the evening? I’ll be linking up with Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching in the morning.

Edit: Last night I decided to keep on with the embroidery for a while before picking the knitting up again. The planter is done and I can move on to the greenery now. I’d forgotten just how much I enjoy doing the embroidery. It was actually the very first stitching I learned as a child. I remember my Mum getting a scrap of fabric and drawing a house on it and teaching me how to do the stem stitch. I used to take my allowance and buy the heat transfer patterns from the dime store..... Kresges if I remember correctly.... along with floss and pillow cases. Then I’d sit on our old front porch in the summer and stitch away. For that matter, it was my Mum who taught me to knit and to sew. I don’t have a lot of pleasant childhood memories, so these are precious. Does anyone else remember Kresges? They used to have the best hamburgers and cokes at the lunch counters.


  1. Oh yes you do actually NEED all these projects because they cover a variety of slow stitching needs... embroidery, knitting and EPP... for whatever stitching mood you are in. Variety is essential! Love the new embroidery! ENJOY!

  2. Having several things to work on keeps you from getting bored. I have a couple of 'to go' bags, that I can grab. No rush on some of them, more rush on others.

  3. I happily suffer from multiple stitching personality disorder as well, goodness me it seems to be contagious both the disorder and visiting one blog only to link to the next and find oneself with a few more stitching projects. Recently while reading a Sunday blog I was reminded I was a member of Jenny of Elefantz's Art of Gentle Domesticity group, and had to play catch up on my reading too. And now just reading your post I remember I am doing the same SAL. I love having several projects to work on at the same time it keeps me stimulated and lets me rest my fingers when holding a sewing needle gets to uncomfortable.

  4. I suffer from that disorder too. But I guess lots of us do LOL!

  5. Of course you need all those projects! Variety is the spice of life. How wonderful that your crafts bring you happy memories. I taught myself how to do most of my hobbies. Mom knitted occasionally, but never seemed to be able to teach me. I finally mastered that craft a few years ago on my own. Your sweater looks beautiful, but complicated. I really love the fabrics in that block. Now you have me down the rabbit hole of the links you shared. Shame on you....LOL


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