Sunday, September 27, 2020

Slow everything

I have been slowly adding stitches to Three Boats. I have filled in more of the branch to the left of the tree trunk and added some more stitches to the trunk itself.

 I can only work on it either during a break or after school which is usually when I visit mom. Most of my stitching has been on the weekends, but this weekend our son is visiting. Yay! Not sure what we will be doing on this grey, cloudy day, but we will try to get out and about.

I add a couple of rows here and there to my Breezy Infinity Scarf when watching TV. 

I actually finished the first skein of yarn last night, so I am now halfway done. I have found that crocheting with fingering yarn is a sloooow process.

I used those plums that I bought at the farmstand and made a tasty plum coffee cake. It is the same recipe that I used during the summer with peaches. Yum.

I gave away most of it to our mothers so that Hubby and I don't pack on the pounds.

 I finished another book, "Shelter Mountain" by Robyn Carr. It is the 2nd book of the Virgin River series.

I waited all summer for this book to become available on my Kindle and it was well worth the wait. Now I have to look for the next book in the series. First, though, I am reading "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett. 

I am not far enough into it to tell if I like it. It is a departure from my usual reading fare.

The leaves on a few trees are starting to turn. This one is across the street from my home.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I will probably stitch more on Three Boats tomorrow morning when Hubby and son are golfing. It is a school holiday for me.

Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. Cathie, you've got a ton going on ... lots to choose from! Enjoy stitching on your Three Boats! That plum coffee cake looks delish! :)

  2. I’m sure the mothers enjoy your baking! Nice to have a variety of projects in the go. You and I will never get bored!

    1. Oh the mothers would love to have a new baked good from me every day. I love having a few projects to choose from.

  3. So nice your son could visit, have a lovely day doing whatever! The plum pie looks delicious, my husband would love a piece.

  4. I'm on the wait list for that book at the library and there are a lot ahead of me on it - must be popular

  5. The stitching on your scarf is so lacy and feminine... it looks like quite a challenging pattern.
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

  6. Love the color and stitching on your scarf! Pie looks delicious!

  7. It's fun to see the "view" between the branch and palm tree off in the distance on Three Boats! Your plum coffee cake looks yummy, too. I loved the Virgin River series! Read much of it during the early months of the Covid stay-at-home restrictions. Those books are good escape stories!

  8. Plum coffee cake sounds so tasty, definitely my kind of cake! Enjoy your weekend with your son.

  9. Such a pretty colour in the scarf you are crocheting. I can well imagine how tricky it is to crochet with such a thin yarn. Reading a good book is such a pleasurable thing to do. Hope you enjoy a wonderful visit with your son.

  10. Cathie, I love your progress on 3 boats... some is better than NONE is my motto though :D
    your scarf looks great and hard to believe it is only half done! I don't know what fingering yarn is actually. I don't crochet or knit much! lol
    I am glad you son is visiting... I hope your whole weekend has been awesome and you get some slow stitching time with he is with your husband today... Happy Monday! Kathi

  11. Lovely progress on your stitching .
    I love plums yummy.
    Have a good week.

  12. we just got back from visiting our son in Indiana, phew! It was a trek. Glad you have him there and the stitching is always with you to do!


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