Sunday, June 24, 2018

Summer rain

What a perfect morning for some slow stitching.....somehow a rainy, dreary morning makes for an even cozier time for doing handwork.  

I'm ready for a slow day. Two of my sons came over yesterday to help re-roof our shed....needless to say, they got wet....but it got done, thankfully.

Meanwhile, I was holding down the fort in the house with a 4-year old, a 2-year old and the 16-month old twins. We had a lot of fun, even more-so when we discovered that The Wiggles is on Netflix and we had a dance party, lol.

And, thankful for my Instant Pot so I could make up an easy-prep lunch that was enjoyable for wee ones...

So....tired at the end of the day, after two days of more activity than I'm used to. Should have meant for an early bedtime, but we found a show that we both liked, Happy Valley, and we kept saying just one more episode....until well past midnight. So....I think a little extra slow-stitching will be on the agenda today!

I've been poking away at the second block of Tomato Soup - The Sequel.

These blocks finish up at 24" and I'm having fun working with the bright, beautiful fabrics. 

I like this one and was happy to finally find a spot for it...

Here are my first two blocks together on the design wall.....

Hmm, I can tell it's a gloomy day since the pictures aren't picking up the vibrancy of the fabrics.

That's all for now, except for the following PSA.....

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I am linking up with Kathy today for Slow Sunday Stitching, where I think I'll indulge in a little extra time looking at what others are working on today!


  1. Perfect pear fabric! Beautiful Blocks, Sandra! Sounds like a busy but very fun day with your grandchildren. I am slow stitching in the car this morning

  2. What a big job done with helping hands! You got the time with your wonderful Grands!! Love your The Sequel blocks! It will be a happy quilt!!

  3. Empathy on your tiredness. I don't know if I could stitch. In my humble opinion, your blocks are vibrant. Nice applique stitching.

  4. Love the use of the red fabric in your background. Summer weekends are a perfect excuse for slow stitching outside. Have a great week!