Sunday, May 8, 2022

Lots of crafting!

My crafting mojo has been high. I have been stitching away! 

First, I have to show you the progress I have made on Santa.

I have finally finished all the cross stitch on Santa himself. 

There are still two borders and my son-in-law's name to cross stitch. Then it is on to backstitching and beads. The end is closer. 

When I sit and visit my mother, I often bring this maroon/beige baby quilt to work on. I have marked some of the borders and I get quite a few stitches put in each time I visit. I am just about to turn the corner on this first border.

I have also added some embroidery stitches to this sweet little bib. Isn't she just adorable. 

The bib is so soft that it is a breeze to stitch on. I am enjoying watching the picture take shape.

It is Mother's Day here in the US.

I will visit my mom for a bit and enjoy a quiet day adding stitches to Santa. I just realized that all of the stitching that I am working on has a mom link. Santa is because I am a mother-in-law, the quilt was pieced by my mom, and the bib is for my future granddaughter. 

I posted the second wedding post yesterday. It has pictures from our adventures in Carmel, CA. You can see it here

This little bunny has been visiting our deck. It is very curious.

It even climbed in one of the pots.

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 Mothers day .
    Have fun.
    You are doing well on all your stitching .
    Hugs June.

  2. What sweet baby things and Santa is coming along so nicely. Congrats, and Happy Mother's Day back to you!

  3. Santa looks wonderful! You sure got a lot done this week. Happy Mother’s Day!

  4. I enjoyed your post about your trip to the California coast! Santa is really coming along, and the bib is such a fun project, too. Enjoy your stitching today, Cathie!

  5. Love seeing your embroidery progress on Santa and on that sweet baby bib. Have fun quilting today while visiting your Mom. Happy Mother's Day, Cathie!

  6. What a lovely blog post! Happy Mother's Day and i hope you have time to enjoy adding stitches to these fun projects!

  7. Hi,
    Your Santa looks very joyful and I really like the Bib your working on. Your quilt is beautiful. Have a great day!

  8. We celebrate Mothers Day here too in New Zealand on the same day. The little bib is coming along well, so sweet.

  9. love the meaning to all of your stitching projects. I love hearing your progress and you inspire me to create more.

  10. Catherine LaurentMay 14, 2022 at 4:00 PM

    Hi Cathie: Santa is amazing, I bet you are excited to be so close to the finish.
    I love seeing the progress on your quilt, I have friends that quilt but have never seen them stitch like you are they have the stitching done by machine.
    Love the bib and the bunny is so cute.


    1. I have big quilts stitched professionally after it took over 20 years to quilt my first queen-sized quilt. I have hand quilted a few quilts that are smaller. So glad you like Santa and the bib.


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