Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching.

I’m continuing on with my current obsession with embroidery. I am so enjoying every single stitch watching the designs come to life. I love the combination of crayon tinting and floss. All of the projects I’ve been doing are Crabapple Hill designs. I finished up the floral stitchery I was doing last week.

 At the time it hadn’t decided what it wanted to be. The original design in the pattern was intended to be part of a stitchery bag, but I don’t really want to do that. This is the original pattern concept from Crabapple Hill for the Project Bag. But I think it is going to become a pillow cover. I’m thinking it would be fun to have a series of pillow covers all the same size to switch out for various seasons. I have the stitching for the Christmas Tree Lot all finished but still need to do the piecing around the edges. I’ll need to do some playing with size and borders to get the floral stitchery up to the same size. 
So while all that is pondering around in my head I’ve started a new set of stitcheries. These too are all from Crabapple Hill and are part of the Summer Kitchen series. I didn’t order all of them, just the ones I like that fit with my style of what I think a summer kitchen should be. I like the overall look of the finished quilt so I think I will do that but add in some of my own pictures in their places. Perhaps some tea cups and cupcakes and things like that. These are amazingly fast to stitch up. Here’s the bowl of cherries. 
If I get uninterrupted time this afternoon I think this will be done today. I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.


  1. Seasonal pillows sound a great idea. I love this designer and have recently finished a small Autumn wall hanging.

  2. Your stitching is lovely! I am slowly making seasonal pillow covers for the various rooms in my home and am loving the look! You are quite the talented stitcher!

  3. Your blanket stitches on those flowers are beautiful. I think that will make a pretty pillow. Enjoy your stitching.

  4. Your projects are charming. I love the look of crayon tinting, yet have never tried it. I'm tempted to do the Salem Witches quilt pattern as I've seen the quilt finished at a quilt show.

  5. Oh my, your embroidered flowers is a triumph! How gorgeous it is and it will be just perfect as a pillow cover. Those bowl of cherries are both fun and lovely. Isn't embroidery the best fun.


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