Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 30 July 2023

Slow Sunday Stitching

 My stitching time and quilting time has been in short supply lately. Mostly due to renovations still happening and also grandchild minding, both of which I am truly grateful for, so it is all good. But that means an absence of things to talk about here on the blog. However, yesterday I managed to find my cross stitch stuff and get it all gathered together and take a few stitches in my hymn piece. Last I showed it I was here. 

I put in a few more lengths of threads and got another couple of words done. 

I have the word “tree” left in this line and then I can do a colour change and bigger letters for the next couple of lines. That should make reading the chart a bit easier. The best thing about doing this piece is that the words and the tune are stuck in my head which is most definitely a good thing. And apparently it is World Embroidery Day. Who knew there was such a thing? So I will have to make the attempt to put in at least a few more stitches to acknowledge this.

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

Saturday 8 July 2023

Slow Sunday Stitching

 I’m making good progress on my cross stitch piece. Here’s where I was last week. 

And where I am now. 

This is such a relaxing and enjoyable stitch, with the added bonus of having the hymn in my brain while stitching it. And I didn’t realize until I took this picture that the mottling colour in the fabric and the thread colour for the lettering match. Not bad for matching the colour to an online picture of the thread. 

I’ll link up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching in the morning

Saturday 1 July 2023

Slow Sunday Stitching

 I’ve been able to get more slow stitching done this week. Between it being too rainy to be outside or too smokey from the northern fires to be outside, there has been a lot of inside stitching time available. I have the top border of my current piece almost finished.


I can get to the beginning of the lettering next. I’m enjoying working on this one. There is enough of a challenge to keep my brain occupied without feeling like my brain is frying. It is all regular cross stitch, no fancy stitches involved. This is what the finished piece will look like. It is a design from a company called My Big Toe.

I’ll link up with Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching in the morning.