Sunday, November 5, 2017

Taking it slow...

What a nice morning to take it slow and get some extra stitching done.

It's a dreary morning....and I'm glad it wasn't like this yesterday morning!

On Saturday morning I ran my first official 10k in the Hamilton Road2Hope. I ran a good strong race and was faster than expected. We ran along the beachfront in Hamilton and for me it was a lovely, reflective run. I thought back over the last year and what I have accomplished and I also thought fondly of people no longer with me. 

Here are myself, Paula and Uli ( two wonderful new friends I've made through running ), and my BIL and SIL, Bob and Elaine....who started their running journey in April. All of us feeling nervous for our first 10k!

Here are Paula and I trying to keep warm before racetime...

....and so special to cross the finish line with Bob. We've known each other for 37 years and I'm sure neither of us could imagine in our wildest dreams taking on this adventure.

So, it's been nice to take some extra time this morning and look back on the race while taking some stitches in my Down the Rabbit Hole...

This is certainly the part of slow stitching that is special...the peaceful time that it gives to reflect on the goings on in my life. I will never take this for granted.

I am linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching and with Cynthia for Oh, Scrap!.


  1. Congratulations on your run! What an accomplishment! Good thing the race was yesterday when it was dry rather than today in the rain! Your version of Down the Rabbit Hole is wonderful! Have fun stitching and thinking today.

  2. Congratulations on your run! Love your sunflowers, great colours :-)

  3. Your applique piece is really lovely. I like the bright colors and the flower body.

  4. nice that you can do a race and love your quilt photos

  5. Congrats on finishing your 10K and I so agree about slow stitching! Happy Stitching today!

  6. 10K WOW!!! Good for you! Your Down The Rabbit Hole is looking soooo good!

  7. Congrats on the 10K. (No one will ever say that to me). I've seen several variations on Down the Rabbit Hole and haven't seen one I haven't liked. I love the colors in the Sunflower.

  8. Congratulations on the run! I don't think that I will ever accomplish what you just did. I love the quilt fabrics.

  9. Congratulations on the 10 K Sandra. I used to run and it is great time to reflect. Love the Rabbits Hole your colours are great