Sunday, October 17, 2021

Stitch Along Update

You would think that now that I have completed the cross-stitching on my secret project and only have the back-stitching left I would have found time to add lots of stitches to Santa. You might think that, but you would be incorrect. Work, physical therapy and visiting mom leaves me too tired to stitch most nights. This is where Santa was for the last update three weeks ago.

I have adjusted the scroll and I did manage to add a some light green stitches on the gift as well as start a little bit of the medium green stitching on the left of the gift. Sorry for the photo quality, it was getting dark outside when I snapped it.

We have also had visitors the last 3 weekends, including yesterday. Two of my cousins and their spouses came from Connecticut and Rhode Island to have a visit with my mother. They brought delicious homemade chicken soup and cold cuts for all of us to enjoy for lunch. Mom thoroughly enjoyed their visit and actually ate some soup and half of a sandwich. Sadly, I forgot to take any photos of all of us together. We see each other so infrequently that I was just enjoying their company. After visiting with my mother a couple of hours, they drove a few minutes to my house and got to visit with Hubby and my son also. My cousin Penny then surprised me with a beautiful and thoughtful gift. She gifted me these pretty silver thimbles that were her mom's. The smallest one in front is too small for my pinkie finger. It must have been made for someone with very small fingers or for a child.

 Aren't they just gorgeous?! My aunt was a wonderful seamstress. I remember that she made me a beautiful long velvet skirt to wear to my grandmother's 80th birthday celebration. I also remember that it was an unusually warm November day in the high 70s and I sweltered in that skirt, but I loved wearing it.

Thanks so much to Avis at Sewing Beside the Sea for hosting this Stitch Along every three weeks.

Grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and take some time to visit the other talented bloggers below who are part of this stitch-along. You will see a wide variety of stitching projects. These talented stitchers are from all over the world so please allow for the time differences and check back for each post. 

AvisClaireGunConstanzeChristinaKathy

MargaretCindyHeidiJackie, SunnyMegan,

 Deborah, ReneeCarmelaSharonDaisy,

 AnneAJ, CathieLindaHelen  

Thanks for stopping by!

  

27 comments:

  1. Be kind to yourself; you can only do what you can do♡ How lovely to have your cousins and their spouses visit both your mother and you. They would have perked your mum up. Such a beautiful thought to gift you those lovely thimbles. I have a feeling you will treasure them, Cathie.

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  2. that is so nice of your cousins to come visit with your mother being so unwell I'm sure it perked her up a bit. I love those thimbles! I'm betting none of them do hand work that they wanted to pass them on to you

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  3. Putting any stitches in is progress! Lovely to have family with you and nice it cheered your mum up. Those thimbles are lovely.

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  4. So nice to have support and visits from family! I’m glad your mom enjoyed seeing them and so nice for you to catch up with them as well. What a thoughtful gift…those thimbles are gorgeous. With all you have going on, you have done very well to get any stitching done.

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  5. We completely understand and of course any stitching is good progress! Well done for getting some added to santa. Happy news you were able to visit with family - good food, gifts, and memories all sounded wonderful :)

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    1. I agree that any stitching is helpful. It also helps me stay somewhat calm. It was wonderful to visit with family. Thanks for visiting.

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  6. A few stitches here and there adds up to progress! It's fun to see the green come in on your Santa. How nice to have the cousins visit - I bet your mom enjoyed it!

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  7. Oh life can be so busy sometimes .
    Your Santa is looking wonderful.
    What lovely gifts , and memories .
    Have a wonderful new week.

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  8. You did well to fit in any stitching at all with all your visits etc. Those thimbles are very special keepsakes :-)

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    1. I always try to get even a few stitches in to show some progress. I adore those thimbles and will cherish them always.

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  9. How kind of Penny to gift you these family treasures. Of course she will know that you will love them and keep them safe. Lovely that you had extended family come to visit, especially when they bought food along to share. Happy stitching!

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  10. While it's sad you didn't get to stitch much it sounds like you've been doing more important things instead. I'm glad to hear you've got to spend time with the family, and those thimbles they gifted you are beautiful!

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    1. I really enjoyed the family time. Thanks for visiting.

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  11. You were gifted beautiful treasures. I am so glad you had such a lovely visit with your cousins and your mom enjoyed it too. Santa's looking good and I love your scary cat pillow :)

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  12. The Santa is so pretty. He comes more alive with every stitch you put into him. The thimbles are such treasures - a wonderful gift.

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  13. Any stitch is a progress, Cathy and the thimbles are precious. Have a wonderful week.

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  14. spending time with family is so much more important than anything else, Cathie ^^

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  15. What beautiful thimbles! Weekends with family re more important than stitching, and you still made progress!

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  16. Family time is so precious. On our recent holiday to Scotland we visited with my Aunt who is 97 and it was not till afterwards that we realised we had not taken pictures. Such a shame. I do hope we will get to see her again. xx

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    1. Yes, I was kicking myself that I didn't take photos as we see each other so infrequently. Thanks for visiting.

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  17. Your Santa is spectacular! He looks so jolly.
    Those thimbles beautiful. What a treasure of a gift, especially because you remember your aunt and her sewing abilities.

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  18. what a beautiful thoughtful gift and an heirloom to boot! I'm glad you got to be with family AND your mom loved the visit!

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  19. Hi Cathie, beautiful winking Santa there emerging! How nice to have family around and my goodness, aren't those thimbles beautiful. What a keepsake!

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  20. I’ve haven’t checked in for awhile, so I see huge progress since I was last here. Santa is beautiful! Those thimbles are a treasure!

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