Sunday, March 28, 2021

Sunday Update

 I skipped last week because I didn’t have a lot of progress to show.

I have completed the words on my Psalm 23 piece and it seems to be moving along pretty quickly. I still recite the Psalm daily to make sure I can remember it.  I plan to hang this in my bedroom where I can see it from my side of the bed.

Next is the Noah quilt. I sewed the binding on, but still have a few areas that need quilting.

If I were to never get back to it, at least it’s usable. 🤣 I do plan to finish hand quilting it. This is going to be my lap quilt, made for me. 

I’m sharing one of our favorite recipes from a Taste of Home cookbook. It’s a freezer recipe cookbook and the instructions tell you how to make one meatloaf and freeze one. I make one big meatloaf and we always have leftovers which are delicious. This is on our menu for today.

I’m showing off my new tulips that I planted this past fall. Aren’t they gorgeous?

I hope your  Spring is beautiful and pray that things are looking up for all of us!

I’m linking to Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching. Click to see what others are working on this week.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Making slow stitch progress

 I have accumulated several new  hand stitching projects (how does that happen?) so I’m trying to steadily work on this one. I refuse to start a new project until I can finish this Psalm 23 piece and the Noah quilt. 

I’ve been aiming for at least one hour a day, usually in the evenings while watching tv, to work on this piece. I really enjoy these vintage stamped embroideries. 

I didn’t do a lot to the Noah quilt this past week, but I’m moving it to the top of the list for this week.

I almost took this tired little wreath down this week. It was dusty and lifeless and just plain ole “blah” to me.  

I cleaned it up and added some apples, and have now decided I like it again.  A friend made this for me several years ago and I think I’ll enjoy it a few more years.

Do you decorate for Easter? I really don’t, but my sister in law sent pictures of her cute decor throughout her house. It sparked me to find my rabbit and put this little arrangement on my dining room table. 

After I took the first picture, I put the white egg inside this little crochet chicken egg cover. I didn’t make the chicken, but would if I knew how. ☺️ I found it at a thrift store this past week.

I just love all the granny crafts! 

I’m linking up to Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching. Click on the link to visit others and see what their busy hands are working on today.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Slow Stitching

 I’ve enjoyed slow stitching all week and only sat at the sewing machine once.

And that was just to stitch the seams for this little pillow. I enjoyed this little cross stitch and hope to make something larger next time.

I’m treating myself to easy stitching on this stamped sampler I found on eBay. It’s The 23rd Psalm. Recently, I was trying to recite Psalms 23 to myself and found that I no longer knew it very well. 

I spent all last week “re” memorizing it, and thought this sampler will be a good reminder. How about you? Can you still quote it? 

I’m still hand quilting in the evenings on the Noah quilt. I enjoy seeing the progress on the back side of the quilt.  If you zoom in, you can see the Lion pretty well in this photo.

I’m heading into the kitchen to put this crockpot dish together for our lunch. My daddy eats with us on Sundays and lately, I’ve been looking for easier dishes, so that my Sunday mornings aren’t so rushed. I hope this will be yummy with oven fried onion rings.

Easy or prepare ahead recipes are welcome. Do you have a favorite?

Linking up with Kathy at Slow Sunday Stitching. It’s always fun to see what others are sewing too.