Sunday, December 6, 2015

Slow Stitching Sunday

Kathy's post over at Slow Stitching Sunday really hit home.  Getting back from vacation and catching up at home has taken a toll.  Yesterday, I was helping Tom blow leaves out of the landscaping and I got up hung up in the electrical cords and fell face down onto the driveway. My glasses took the brunt of the force and broke but there is a bruised area under my eye.  But, I am happy to say I woke up this am feeling pretty lucky nothing worse happened.  Sometimes we push ourselves too hard.  So today my goal is just to get in a few stitches.  A few wonderful stitches and some "me time" is much needed. I came across this article that explains it all. Yes I need some mental health stitching, that is why I love linking to Slow Stitching Sunday. Today I will start block 8 of 25 on Baltimore Garden.  I have decided that I am not setting a goal to finish this quilt.  I just want to enjoy the stitches and memories I am stitching into it!




I love coming across these flowers as I quilt the background, they just make me smile!

34 comments:

  1. Love watching this quilt come together and yes enjoy those lovely stitches of yours. Cherish them as they hold and wrap this quilt with your love. 😊

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  2. Enjoy the stitches and the memories friend ! I hope you didn't bruise too bad and heal quickly... have a blessed week coming up! Kathi P. S. I love your flower there too!

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  3. And when you go to the grocery store they'll all shake their heads, feeling sorry that your husband beats you :) Off to check out the article now....beautiful stitching! :)

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  4. Oh no! So glad you are ok and can enjoy those relaxing stitches. Thank goodness you didn't injure your hands =O. Take care my friend.

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    1. I guess I need to be more careful! You're right so thankful it didn't interfere with my ability to stitch

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  5. I'm so glad you are back posting again. I've missed being inspired by your amazing handwork. So glad you weren't hurt seriously.

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    1. Thanks! I've come to realize I just can't accomplish as much as I used to. Better to just enjoy each days accomplishments

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  6. Carla, I agree with Barbara. You have been missed. Hope you are okay after your fall. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful quilting.

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  7. Happy to hear that fall didn't do more damage than that. Also happy to see you back in blogland as I enjoy your quilts. You seem to be doing good progress of this one. Enjoy the down time. ;^)

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    1. Yes considering I am doing a half inch grid I think it is coming along nicely.

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  8. Your fall sounds awful. Heal up and do some soothing sewing :)

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    1. I spent several hours over the last few days stitching. It really does help

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  9. No wonder those flowers make you smile. They make me smile, too!

    So glad your fall was not worse. It's great that you can take time to sit and stitch today.

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    1. Hopefully I will be able to get new frames today. Thankfully I can get back with using some old reading glasses.

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  10. Well said and your quilting is beautiful. Enjoy the day and take time to breathe. Life's a stitch!

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  11. Absolutely you need more relaxing ME time stitching!
    You needed it before the injury and now you need it even more ;)
    Enjoy your wonderful stitching project and feel better soon.

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    1. I spent several hours over the past two days. It really makes such a difference. Thanks Kathy!

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  12. So sorry about your fall, glad you were able to stitch. thanks so much for sharing your hand quilting here, I love seeing it. It inspires me to try and get back to the frame! Beautiful flower!

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    1. It is hard to fit it all in sometimes especially this time of year. But an hour or so a day really helps calm me. So glad to be home and near my hoop.

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  13. Oh dear--thank goodness you weren't seriously hurt--falls can be so dangerous! My advice: stay inside and stitch!

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  14. Sorry to hear about the tumble and broken glasses. You definitely need some feel good neurotransmitters! That flower is so beautiful I can almost smell it! Keep on stitching!

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    1. Glasses will be repaired today! My eye socket is still a bit sore but I am sure it will be fine in a few days. In the mean time I am back to stitching at least an hour a day, it sure does help

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  15. Glad your glasses was the only thing broken. Hope you had a spare pair. Hand quilting gives you time for thinking. I find the repetitive motion very soothing.

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  16. So glad you weren't seriously hurt - glasses can be replaced. Your work is beautiful!

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  17. Yikes ... falls can be scary (not to mention painful)! Your handwork is lovely . . . better to take some stitches than have to *get* stitches!! :)

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    1. That is for sure! I will be glad when this falling of leaves is over!

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