Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 25 July 2021

Slow Sunday Stitching

 I’m continuing to work on the Friendship Sampler from my friend Charlene. I’ve made good progress this past week. Last week I was here. I’ve since finished the pond and the swan, along with the grass and the 2 ladies. The ladies are holding up a large cornucopia type thing with flowers in it which I will start today. This just might be finished in the next week or 2.

There isn’t a whole lot that’s new happening around here. We went to church this morning for the first time in over 6 months, so I guess that’s new. It’s outdoors on the lawn at the moment, which is lovely and also low risk on the virus scale. Our grand daughter is going to a day camp all this coming week, so we will have a bit of a vacation.

 I am hopeful for a visit from my dear friend Susan and her husband this week. They live in Alberta and are driving cross country in order to see family on the East coast. They are planning to stop by on their way. Another bonus of living here. We are only an hour or so south of the trans Canada Highway so it isn’t all that far out of their way. And they have to come down this way in order to get the highway to Ottawa. I haven’t seen her since Becca’s wedding which was over 11 years ago now, so that is very exciting.

I’m going to link up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and then head out onto the porch for some lovely sunshine to go with my stitching.

Sunday 18 July 2021

Slow Sunday Stitching.

 I missed doing a blog post last week, and this week was looking iffy too. I got my second covid vaccination shot on Friday and it packed a bit of a punch with fever, headache and muscle aches. Thankfully it only lasted 24 hours and I’m now good to go, whenever there  is actually someplace to go to.

I have been doing a lot of stitching on the Friendship piece that Charlene gave me. When I last posted back at the end of June I was here. Since then I have finished the second house and done most of the grass and the path and the pond. There is a swan to go in the pond yet to do.

 I think I can safely say that this piece is at least 2/3rd finished. It will soon be time to think about finding a frame for it. This is going to be my occupation for the afternoon. It’s a lovely day so I will be spending it out on the porch. 

We are enjoying our new home, in spite of the seeming endless rain. I think I read a news report that said they have received several months worth of rain in the space of a couple of weeks. When we first moved up here the signs that are posted regarding forest fire risk were indicating that it was extreme. Now it is at low. And don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining about that at all. I know that people out in British Columbia and Alberta would be very grateful for the rain. But mostly we are grateful for the family around us the the beautiful scenery that surrounds us. 

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