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Dave’s Aurora 2017

Sunday, December 28, 2014

A little Slow Sunday stitching....

...after a visit to my Mom & Dad...our worries have continued to grow over Christmas - a difficult day. Need a little mental break and I have fallen so far behind on my Di Ford Mystery quilt project. What is in order calls for feet up, a little coffee, and some stitching....

I tend to be a "messy" quilter, leaving a trail of snippets & threads as I go. While visiting Kyle's blog Timeless Reflections, spotted a very cute thread catcher she had made by way of Moose Bay Muses - the tutorial is well done and the little catchers work up quickly. I made 4 for my stitching Buds and just got one made for myself using some leftover scraps from my purse & some chunky buttons made out of caribou antler that I got in Talkeetna, Alaska this summer. (Went a little larger on mine - I need more room!) Just noticed, forgot to round the corners...told you a mental break is in order!

So, the plan for the day? Visit my folks, come home, put my feet up and do some Slow Sunday Stitching while watching our Pack welcome the Lions to Lambeau Field - Cheesehead style...

Hope you enjoy your Sunday!

Pat

 

12 comments:

Pondside said...

That sounds like a good plan Pat. Stitching lets the mind leave all the stressors behind. There's nothing like it. I have not been able to settle down to stitch despite having brought two projects to Edmonton with me. Trips back and forth to the hospital to visit our son and long days caring for the four children - I am all-in by evening! I love that little thread catcher. Great idea!

Kyle said...

Aren't those the cutest little thread catcher? I've made several as well. Looks like we're on the same border on Di's quilt. I intentionally waited to do border 5 and 6 together so I could get those football shapes center on that narrow border after piecing border six. That's my plan this week

Theresa said...

Your mystery quilt looks pretty and cute little thread catcher.

Janet said...

I'm glad you're able to have a little stitching therapy. Love the quilt you're working on and the thread catcher is very handy looking.

Paula said...

My heart and prayers are with you. You needed that stitching time and your quilt and your applique are beautiful. Great game and the Packers won! I love being a "cheesehead"!

CathieJ said...

We all need a stitching therapy day at times. I hope you enjoyed yours. I love your little thread catcher.

audrey said...

Beautiful colors for your Di Ford quilt! Quilting works good for a mental break, thank goodness!

Susan said...

Good idea Pat. We can't always change things. It's important to take care of yourself, and relaxing with some stitching is perfect. X

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

I stitched right along with you! Yes, I pulled out some dusty x-stitch and actually got something accomplished! Thinking of you! Hope 2015 is a little more peaceful! xo

Janet O. said...

I had pinned that thread catcher and then forgotten it. Thanks for the reminder! Turned out very cute--love the buttons.
Sorry things are rough right now. I hope your stitching will provide some therapy for you!

Rebecca in AK said...

It is so hard seeing our parents getting older. I am hoping from what you wrote that they are together at least. Beautiful work on the Di Ford quilt! I hope you will have a Blessed New Year!

Carla said...

Pat, Putting your feet up and resting sounds like just what you need about now.

Love your little thread catcher. You make the most beautiful things.
Carla