Sunday, July 11, 2021

Slow Sunday Stitching

Hubby and I celebrated 36 years of wedded bliss by going out to dinner for the first time since February 2020. We enjoyed a couple of cocktails then a delicious dinner.

 Dessert was a shared tiramisu.

I have been busy this past week cutting the fabric pieces needed for the quilt I have planned for my daughter and her husband. I finally finished cutting the beige fabrics. 

I have managed to find quite a variety of beige fat quarters.

Each of those baggies have almost 200 pieces with one having almost 800. Whew! Now I have to cut the green fabrics. There are almost as many pieces needed and almost all of them have a 45 degree angle on one end. This is going to take a while. I am not even sure I have all of the green fabric that I need, but I will get started on cutting and then figure out if I need more. 

I haven't worked on Santa at all this week as I have been concentrating on the secret stitching. 

I have been adding rows to the Butterfly Baby Blanket when watching TV. Hubby and I have a short overnight road trip planned. I will bring this blanket with me to work on in the car. 

I have been reading a lot. I recently finished "6 Rainier Drive" by Debbie Macomber and "The Clockmaker's Daughter" by Kate Morton. The first is such an easy read and I am enjoying working my way through this series. I enjoyed "The Clockmaker's Daughter", but found it a little dark and depressing. 

I am currently reading "The Island House" by Nancy Thayer. This is yet another book delving into family and friend relationships. I am enjoying it though I am not going to rave about this book. 

I received good news on Friday. My shoulder is getting better. Although it isn't fully healed as yet, I no longer need to wear the sling and I can start driving. Physical therapy must wait until after my next appointment in 4 weeks. Progress.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. 

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Happy Anniversary .
    Oh I could not cut so many parts out for a quilt .
    Even thou I love them .
    Good news on your Shoulder .
    But still be carful for a while .

  2. Happy belated Anniversary and great news on the shoulder! Lots of pretty neutral fabrics in that collection. I'm reading a Debbie Macomber book right now - A walk along the beach.

  3. Happy anniversary! Sounds like you had a lovely evening out together celebrating. I look forward to seeing what the quilt for your daughter and SIL look like. Great news your shoulder is improving. Happy stitching!

  4. Cutting is the hardest part of quilting. Good luck with the rest!

    And good news on your recovery.

  5. So happy to hear your shoulder is getting better. The blanket is so pretty! Happy anniversary!

  6. Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a nice meal out! Cutting for a big quilt project always takes a lot of time and organization, but won't it be great to have it all done?! Glad your shoulder is so much better.

  7. The Butterfly blanket is really taking shape its a lovely pattern. Oh my that is a lot of pieces nicely bagged up and ready.

    1. I knew that I needed a way to keep all the different parts organized or I would go nuts. It feels good to look at all those full bags.

  8. Butterfly baby blanket is gowing beautifully, Cathie.
    Have a wonderful week.

  9. Great news about your shoulder. Happy Anniversary! That is a lot of pieces you have been cutting out! Hope you have a great week!

  10. Happy Anniversary! My goodness, what are you making that requires so many tiny pieces?

  11. Cathie: Happy Anniversary.
    That is a boat load of quilt pieces, I am looking forward to seeing its progress, the colors look so soft.
    The afghan looks beautiful.


  12. Happy anniversary wishes, wishing you any more years together. Love the baby blanket, it has really grown since the last time I saw it.


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