Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 3 January 2021

Slow Stitching Sunday

Here it is, a brand new year and the first Sunday of that brand new year. I really hope this is a better one than last year. I hope we can get to the point where we can be out and about with people more. And for an introverted home body like me to say that, it is a sure sign that we’ve been isolated in our homes for way too long! Once more I am so grateful for our multi generational home where we can spend time with family here in our household. I am daily conscious of the blessing that is when so many people are alone and isolated now. 

I spent considerable time on New Year’s day on the Ontario Parks web site, looking at camp sites, dreaming of warm weather get aways that we completely missed last year. The place where we store our trailer phoned us back in October wanting to know if we wanted them to winterize our trailer. I told them there was no need. It hadn’t been out since the summer before so it was still winterized from the year before. I really do hope we can get out this year.

In the meantime, while we continue to isolate, we who are slow stitchers have plenty to occupy us. I have 3 projects on the go right now and I have set myself a loose schedule for working on them, spending one day each and rotating through them. 

First is block 5 of Noah’s Journey. I have the moose almost finished. There are still the rhino’s to do.

Next is my Millefiori Mandalas. I’ve made a lot of progress on it this week. This project was my New Year’s present to myself that I started before the New year started. 

And last is my The Night Forest sweater which is also making good progress. I have 9 rounds left of the bottom colour work. After that it’s the bottom ribbing and I can move onto the sleeves. This is today’s project and I hope to make a lot of progress on it. I bought a couple of new audio books so I can stitch and listen to a new book at the same time. 

Kathy was asking in her post whether we had plans or goals for our New Year stitching. At first I thought that I didn’t really have any firm plans, but then I realized that I actually do. Both Noah’s Journey and the Millefiori Mandala are stitch along type patterns that are released at regular intervals. So I guess my goal would be to keep up with them and finish each step before the next is released. However that isn’t necessarily realistic since the next block for Noah’s Journey will be out in the next few days and I have quite a way to go on the current one before it is done. But that’s OK, since this is supposed to be enjoyable and I don’t want to be doing the pressure on myself to get stuff done thing. So I’ll see how it goes. 

I’m going to link up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and then get a refill for my coffee.


  1. The Noah's Ark looks to be a large project. Your knitting is lovely, great colours.

  2. Three beautiful projects that you are working on. Each block you reveal of Noah's Ark is always fabulous, as is the sweater you are knitting. Love all the fair isle patterns. As for your Millefiori Mandalas, it is truly stunning. There is so much detailed stitching to be enjoyed.

  3. Great projects you have to work on! Love Noah's Journey! Happy stitching and knitting!

  4. So nice to have three very different projects on the go. You will never get bored!


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