Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 13 June 2021

Slow Sunday Stitching

 I’m working exclusively on the sampler that Charlene gave me these days. As the summer progresses time for stitching has decreased, so sticking to just one project is easier at the moment. Plus I really want to get it done.  Here’s where I was last week. And this is my new progress. I’ve run out of the colour that goes around the lettering, so I’ve had to order more and will be working on the other elements while I wait for it to be delivered. 

A number of years ago I made a stitchery folder. But one it was made, it sat and didn’t get used. I was finding that I needed help confining all the different pages and threads for this project and I came upon it while unpacking. I’ve now put it into use. It sits on my lap while I stitch and then I can fold it all away and keep it all together when I’m not working on it. 

We are beginning to get a bit more acquainted with the area surrounding our new home. There is a lovely beach only 15 minutes away. We’ve spent a couple of afternoons there. Our little Abbie is quite happy with it. And considering it is only June, the water was surprisingly warm enough for Grammy to go out into it with her.

And as if I don’t have enough to do I’ve decided to try my hand again at sewing clothes. I’ve bought some patterns and some fabric for some tops and pants. I’m starting with this top from McCalls. I have this pink and white striped fabric that I’m using for it. However I have made the decision that a 67 year old Grammy should not have horizontal stripes going around her hips so I’m changing that bit. I laid the pattern out onto the fabric yesterday. I am hoping to cut it out today. Although, it looks like such a gorgeous day that I may spend at least part of it outside on the porch. I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching


  1. Your stitching and stitchery folder look beautiful. Always a good day when there is time with needle and thread. I haven't sewn any clothing for myself in ages--pajama pants for grandsons and a little girl's dress in the past couple of years have been it! Enjoy your new adventures.

  2. I never learned how to sew clothing, but I now have a few things I need to sew for my granddaughter. I'm nervous about starting on them. I haven't read a clothing pattern since home ec, back in 9th grade. Good luck with your cute top.

  3. Your stitchery folder is gorgeous. The embroidery is so pretty, and yes quite right in bringing it out into the light of day to use it. It is both practical and lovely. Fabulous you live near the beach. I imagine you and Abbie will get lots of times to enjoy each other's company and go for a swim. Love the new top you are going to sew. Perhaps you will model it for us when you finish? =)

  4. I love your pretty stitches! Can’t wait to see how your blouse turns out. I bought a dress pattern recently, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten.

  5. I love your stitching folder. I have a few of those kinds of items made over the years. I should do a nostalgic blog post on them all :-). They are very handy for keeping things together for specific projects. Wow, swimming in June is amazing! Enjoy your new area!!


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