Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 4 April 2021

Slow Stitching All week long

 I continue my obsession with cross stitch. It is helping to keep me sane during this very crazy season of life. This whole past year has been nuts, I’m sure everyone thinks and feels that. Add in the whole moving thing to that and it has been rather stressful. We now know where we are going though. Matt and Becca have bought a house suitable for all of us. But the distance and the Covid lockdowns mean that Matt is the only one who has actually seen it in person. We were hoping to get up there to see it when he does a walk through, but that isn’t going to happen now. We have seen pictures of our apartment area, but it is so difficult to tell exactly how things will work in it from the pictures. We do know that we have to get rid of some of our big bulky furniture. And we can now begin to pack more stuff away. From the pictures we’ve seen it is a gorgeous house, about 10 minutes outside of town on 18 areas of land, most of which is forested. The land backs onto Crown land, so it is highly unlikely that anything will ever be built behind it. I am looking forward to the next phase of our lives. 

Meanwhile, the stitching continues. I have finished the Canada Sampler. It is from the Victoria Sampler people. I can’t remember on whose blog I first saw the family sampler, but I am so glad she shared it. I love all of Thea’s designs. I have started another one, this time the Love Is SamplerThis one is going to take a bit of time since all the vines at the top of the piece are stitched using one thread of embroidery silk over one thread of the fabric. It’s a good thing I have magnifying glasses. I have 2 more of these samplers kitted up and ready to stitch as well, but I’m trying very hard to get one done before starting another of these big projects. 

I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.


  1. Good luck with the packing and the future move. The Canada Sampler is beautiful. I love the flower you have stitched on your new start also.

  2. Moving house is always stressful, particularly in these difficult times, I'm sure it will all work out fine in the end. In the meantime, enjoy your stitching, together with that packing and deciding what to take.

  3. Wow, that's wonderful news about the house! And a real adventure moving to a place you haven't seen! But, it'll all work out and with all your lovely quilts and stitcheries, it'll be home to you in no time. Sounds like a wonderful spot to live for sure!!! Praying all goes well with the move and that you will soon be settled. Share some pictures when you are there! Hugs

  4. Exciting time for you with the move. Wishing you streng for with all the packing, moving and unpacking, and of course still stitching time inbetween.


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