Sunday, August 24, 2014

Slow Sunday Stitching

Downton Abbey is filming their 5th season. Being a huge Downton fan, I am rewatching shows from season 3 and 4, so that when season 5 starts in January, I will be ready! I have enjoyed seeing the clips of various characters hand stitching.
Lady Grantham - Slow Sunday Stitching
Anna - Slow Sunday Stitching
Dowager Countess slowing down

The upstairs folks are embroidering, and the downstairs folks (the staff) are mending. My favorite character is the Dowager Countess, and although I have never seen her stitching, she does recommend slowing down!

What will you be stitching today? Something decorative and beautiful, or something necessary and boring?


I hope you make time to slow down and enjoy some hand stitching today.
I will be continuing to practice applique stitches on my green pumpkin seed blocks. 
Please link up your hand stitching post below and share your project and progress with us.




23 comments:

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

A fan of Downton Abbey here as well :)

scraphappy said...

I'm looking forward to the new season of Downton Abbey as well. I've just finished mending the hemline of some pants for DH, but binding is my plan for next. Jamestown Landing is getting so close to finding its home on my bed.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I love Downton Abby also! So glad to be slow stitching again today!

Judy D in WA said...

I think I need to find Downtown Abbey and start watching! I feel like I am missing out.
I love your pumpkin seeds!

Chantal said...

I too am a Downton Abbey fan! Love the episode when one of the staff, forgot the name, gets an electric sewing machine and she has to put it 'somewhere else than the dining room' because it 'is so noisy'. Love it.
Matching the fabric to the bottle of wine!! Gotta try that. :D
Enjoy your slow stitching.

Amy said...

Enjoy your slow-stitch day!!! I am truly amazed by your applique skill! Is that "needle-turn" applique? and I LOVE how you arranged your final picture; matching greens, with a glass of wine :) Lovely.
Having spent 6 hours in the car yesterday with some crochet--MY slowstitch, I'm planning to hit the sewing room today for some machine piecing.
:)

Jo said...

I think I am getting the series for Xmas. I will take some photos of my Sunday stitching and link and post in the morning with better light...

Carol said...

I hear so much about this show, yet I've never even watched one episode. I think I need to watch it!

Sarah said...

I love downton and living in the uk we get it soon. I however like to buy the DVD and watch it in its entirety. So I've just finished watching series 4 and have the Christmas special to watch tonight! I'm sure I will get some hand stitching sometime today!!

Deanna W said...

Downton fan too. Wanted to watch to see what it was all about and was hooked after two episodes.I am still cleaning out my sewing room. Purging stuff I haven't or won't use. Making room for new stuff so my friends say, much to DH chagrin!!!So I will be in my sewing room, playing with fabric but the slow stitching might have to wait till later! Love the green bottle but isn't is a little early for wine!!!

Jill said...

Today, I will be slow knitting as I recover from the Grand Rapids AQS Show where by serendipity I meet two of your quilt friends!

Cathy said...

Never have watched Downtown Abbey. I see they have fabric by that name now.

Your peels always look so "apeeling"!

Audrey said...

I just finished re watching Season 3 of Downton Abbey yesterday as I stitched some hexies together. Now it is on to Season 4 and more hand stitching. I know I will be done long before Season 5 starts but I so enjoy Downton Abbey and hand stitching.

Design Originals by KC said...

Well Kathy most of your responses regard your Downton Abbey references and I do not watch tv much so I am out of the loop... was aware (as I am a Bonnie follow too) that it is nice... but haven't watched as yet...
I am finally back to slow stitching and will be linking up later :) So good to be back at it! Kathi

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm really into Downton Abbey too... was late to the party and caught up last year. Such sumptuous costumes! Happy stitching!

Rebecca in AK said...

Oh yes! Downton Abbey fan here! I hope to do some applique today, too.

jan said...

Hi Kathy! I plan on re-watching DA before January too. I loved the episode where they brought in the first sewing machine downstairs too.
Working on my Lucy Boston Blocks and sewing my Aurifil BOM. Happy Stitching! xo jan

Julierose said...

Oh I took the test online to find out which character in Downton you must resemble--I am Dowager!! Yikes!! At any rate I am so looking forward to next season, too.
Hugs, Julierose

Scrappy quilter said...

Slowly making another quilt top. Don't have a tv

margaret said...

not sure I should confess as I plan to hand stitch today, not quilting but some hardanger, have had a runner on the go for a long time and since I jumped on the quilting band wagon my embroidery had got neglected mean to put that right today along with marking some butterflies onto a quilt for hand quilting

Lilian Pilar said...

Hola Katty,
lo siento, el domingo fue un día sin costura, muy ocupada preparando todo para recibir a mi marido que viene de un largo y agotador viaje...
Bellisimos enlaces, los disfrutaré un momento.
Un gran abrazo

CathieJ said...

I think it is great that your fabric matches your wine bottle. I don't have anything to link today, but I like reading your blog and the ones that link-up. Thanks for hosting.

Kate said...

Looks like you had a very relaxing slow stitching Sunday.