Sunday, July 31, 2022

Slow Sunday Stitching

 This has been another busy week.  Wednesday was our guild's work day, at my house.  I spent 3 days cleaning my house, working in the yard, and had moved all the furniture to the side of sitting room/dining room so we could set up tables to work on.  We had 7 people in all.  Two ladies were sewing labels on completed quilts, one lady was cutting out binding, and another was calculating how much the quilted quilts needed.  Then three of us were matching up backings with tops and cutting batting.  When done we put them in a bag with the binding and a label.  In two weeks we will have a pin-basting day at the community center across the street from me.

I was also able to get 6 more Storm at Sea blocks done for my brother's lighthouse quilt.  These when added to ones I had already done will go on the top and bottom of the quilt.  Then I will figure out what I need to do to finish this in to a king sized quilt.  

Saturday I was invited to an all day scrapbooking day with a friend from the guild.  The last time I attended I had started scrapbooking my trip to Europe from 1968.  I attended the Baptist World Youth Conference in Bern, Switzerland with a friend from church. It was a 21 day trip through 7 countries.   The original photo book I had put them in was falling apart, they were in those plastic sleeves.   We were to report back to our church  on the sights we had seen on our return trip.  I had written in a notebook our day to day sightseeing.  So Friday I spent typing up my notebook, and researching what I had written down, because parts of it were spelled wrong, etc.   The last time I went was from 10-2 and I got 2 pages done.   I wasn't very prepared. 

This time I was prepared and took most of the supplies I needed.  The event on Saturday was 10 a.m. to midnight but I left at 7 p.m. because my bad knee was acting up.  But I was able to get 9 pages done this time.  But it was a fun day, and I was so happy I was better prepared this time.  

Last week I also gifted my granddaughter Kyleigh with her graduation quilt.  She was thrilled with it.  

I also gave my friend Jandra her Boho bag and she was also thrilled

This week for Slow Sunday Stitching I will be working on the sunflower quilt.  I haven't gotten much done since last seen.

I also will be tracing out these Peter Rabbit blocks to embroider.  I had a pattern before but I think I might have given it away.  After searching everywhere 3 times, I downloaded these Peter Rabbit free coloring pages.

I received a baby shower invitation to a former coworker's baby shower in September.  I noticed on the registry list she had several items with Peter Rabbit on it.  The baby is a girl.  So I decided to make a Peter Rabbit quilt.  I have some pink toile with Peter Rabbit on it, I think I have enough for the backing.  

This was included in the invitation. 

Books for Baby
One small request that won't be too hard,
Please bring a book instead of a card.
Whether Cat in the Hat or Winnie the Pooh,
Please sign the book with a note from you.
Your book will be cherished if it is well-loved or new,
And each time they read it, they will be reminded of you.

So I think I am going to get Peter Rabbit as the book I give.

I will be linking up for Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.   Head on over and check out what everyone has been up to!  

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. A busy week indeed. Storm at Sea Blocks have lots of pieces. Love your grddtr’s quilt and the boho bag! Enjoy sunflower slow stitching!

  2. I love the quilt to your granddaughter. That note for the book instead of a card is so neat - love that idea

  3. You are such a kind and generous quilter!

  4. Love the idea of a book gift. I had a Beatrix Potter book I read with the kids when they were younger. Your coloring pages are going to make great quilt blocks. Have a wonderful day.

  5. You have been busy. Your granddaughters quilt is beautiful too. I love the Beatrix potter books! I’ve visited her home in the lake district many times.

  6. Peter Rabbit my favorite children's book, I think those pages will make wonderful embroideries. You other projects are beautiful.

  7. That was a busy workday for the guild ladies at your house! The Storm at Sea blocks are coming right along, too. I love those baby showers that ask for books - I've done that, too. Peter Rabbit sounds like the perfect theme for you! Enjoy your stitching today!

  8. I just love stitching days with guild friends and it's been sooo long since I've attended one. Love the Peter Rabbit ideas! Enjoy!

  9. Anonymous9:59 AM

    Great idea for the baby shower! Such a good feeling when the gifts we make are well received. Gail at the Cozy Quilter

  10. Peter Rabbit is the best. Great idea to look for coloring book pages as a pattern.

  11. A beautiful quilt and a funky bag, both lovely gifts indeed. I'll be watching your Peter Rabbit stitch along, won't it take you a while to do this embroidery? Will it be completed in time for the baby shower?

  12. A day with guild's friends looks perfect and with a lot of fun. Storm at the see blocks are perfect for the lighthouse quilt. Love, love, love Kyleigh quilt. It is gorgeous. I like the idea of a book instead of a card.

  13. Wow, this was a very busy week!