Sunday, June 26, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching Anniversary Celebration

I can hardly believe that this weekend marks the 4th anniversary of Slow Sunday Stitching! The first post was on June 24th, 2012. That means I have written 208 posts about the benefits of stitching slowly, and have hosted 208 weekly link up parties. That's a lot of slow stitching to celebrate! 
Today I will be drinking my tea, visiting my slow stitching friends around the world, and hand stitching the binding on my Swoon quilt. It's coming along well, but the perimeter is 290" so it is taking a long, slow time!
A huge thank you to everyone who has provided encouragement and feedback to other slow stitchers, and especially to those bloggers who have shared their projects by participating in the link ups that we enjoy every week. You never know who you have inspired in their stitching journey!


Also a big thank you to Connie who (out of the goodness of her heart) created the Slow Sunday Stitching button for us. She did a fantastic job using the photograph on the first link up blogpost.


Don't you agree that this calls for a celebration giveaway?!? I am going to gift a gift certificate for the Sew Sisters online store with the amount being equal to the number of comments left on this post. The lucky winner will be randomly drawn from the comments when the link up closes tomorrow. Good luck in the draw!
So what are you hand stitching today? Link up your post below and help us continue the celebration!

   

    An InLinkz Link-up
   

60 comments:

  1. I'm not hand stitching but crocheting today.. Hope that counts...

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have to thank you for having this link up each week. I have found so many wonderful blogs through this link-up. Each week I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and many of those that join the link-up. Enjoy your binding stitching.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Congratulations Kathy! It is no small feast I am sure, to host, every week, Slow Sunday Stitching. I have found so many wonderful new blogs to visit, and some new friends too, thanks to this link up. You're doing an excellent job. Thanks again and happy anniversary! ;^)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Congratulations Kathy. Even my mind relaxes and slows down just reading your post on Slow Sunday Stitching! Christine from Ontario

    ReplyDelete
  5. Happy Anniversary! :) I will be slow stitching today for a bit though I didn't get a post up ...enjoy your binding sewing ! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'll be finishing up some little Christmas ornaments today.

    ReplyDelete
  7. No stitching for me today but I hope to link up next week! Thanks for doing this each week! I enjoy seeing what everyone is up to each week. Happy Anniversary!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Happy Anniversary to you and thank you for hosting the Slow Sunday Stitching each week. I find myself looking forward to linking up each week which encourages me to stitch more, and checking out all the wonderful projects other bloggers are working on is an inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Happy Anniversary! I love this link up and look forward to it each week. It always reminds me to plan for some slow stitching. Thanks for doing this each week!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Congratulations! I have had such fun linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching and reading about everyone's projects!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Congrats Kathy! A big thank you for all the encouragement and kind words over the years. I think you were the encouragement to finally take the plunge and hand stitch and hand quilt something and I will forever be grateful.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have found some nice blogs thanks to you! happy anniversary on slow Sunday stitching

    ReplyDelete
  13. Happy Anniversary!....and thanks for the opportunity to win!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Congratulations on your anniversary! I have only recently found you, and I believe my link today is the first I've done on your blog. I hope to become a regular, and thanks to your efforts at showcasing hand work, I am more likely to remain devoted to working on my projects. I am eager to see your finished Swoon! It is on my wishlist, and has been for some time now.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Congratulaions on the anniversary - we have all prospered from this reminder to slow down, relax, enjoy needle and thread.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Congratulations on four years! That is a nice milestone. And a nice gift!

    I think I should take some photos and do a post too. :D

    ReplyDelete
  17. Congratulations on 4 years of Slow Stitching Sunday. I like to follow the links to see that other people are working on.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Happy Anniversary! I'll be back with some Slow Stitching linkups soon.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Happy Slow Stitchaversary!! Thanks for reminding us all to take a breath before the work week begins again. (And thank you for a chance to win your prize giveaway, too!)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Congratulations on your anniversary. I am always grateful for a nudge to take the time for some slow stitching.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Happy Anniversary! I look forward to these Sunday posts. I'm always inspired by seeing what others are doing.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Congratulations! 4 years is an impressive milestone. Think how many quilts were finished over that period - and miles and miles of thread!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Well done to you on your 4th Anniversary and to all the other sewers who have shared their work with you :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. I have enjoyed stitching Sunday. I don't blog any more, but I'm sure slow-stitching. Making dresden blades by EPP tpday.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Well done! I love visiting the slow stitching tribe each week.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Congratulations on 4 years and counting.....My slow stitching has been learning how to tat this year..... Trust me, for this gal the whole experience has been slow.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Time flies, doesn't it? I love looking at what everyone is working on. Slow stitching Sunday's have inspired me to set even a little time on Sundays to sit and stitch and slow life down. It reminds me to simplify life and focus on the important things. Thank you for this wonderful gift of kindred spirits

    ReplyDelete
  28. How exciting! I have to say, your linky party is one of my very favorites and I always join in when I can. Often I'm doing handwork but can't find time to write up a post LOL!!! Thanks for your love of hand-stitching and sharing your quilts and thoughts with us over the years, and for providing a wonderful place where we can find like-minded hand stitchers to party with!!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Congratulations on your 4th Anniversary!! I always check your Sunday post before Church each Sunday! Both are a great way to start my week!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Quite an accomplishment and an inspiration to all quilter. I'm sure most of us have enough fabric but a chance to win more is always a pleasure.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Kathy, congrats on your anniversary. I look forward to your link up every week. You bring a lot of inspiration to us all. I'll be working on my long term applique project today, with lots of tiny needle turn pieces.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Happy Anniversary! Always enjoy your blog, lots of inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Happy anniversary. I rarely have handwork but do enjoy poking through the links. I have in mind to get a hand project going this year.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I sew enjoy following your blog and all the fabulous links that expand my stitching world. Debby at rsvp15atshawdotca

    ReplyDelete
  35. Congratulations! This is one of my favourite linky parties, I love seeing what everyone else has been up to :-)

    ReplyDelete
  36. What a great idea! I need to learn the patience to hand finish. Not there yet. Is it sturdy enough?

    ReplyDelete
  37. Happy anniversary! I love doing anything by hand- sewing, binding, cross stitch, handwritten letters, hand mixing when baking... No electricity, time to think, sense of acccomplishment....

    ReplyDelete
  38. I love your Slow Sundays--haven't been doing anything much in that way for a while--knitting, but not sewing, so didn't post. Hugs for a super hosting job Julierose

    ReplyDelete
  39. Four years....how wonderful! COngrats!! I'll be back to link up later today...so grateful for your sunday stitching linky.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Congratulations on your fourth anniversary! You link up means a lot to us-it enables us to see what others are working on and show off our stuff!
    Thank you for hosting!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Happy 4th Slow Sunday Stiching!!! Thank you Kathy for hosting, for the the opportunity we have every Sunday to share our hand stitching and the inspiraation. You rock!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Happy 4th anniversary to you! What a clever way to celebrate!
    Best wishes,
    Mary

    ReplyDelete
  43. Congratulations on your 4th anniversary post. I've had my blog for a number of years now, but only have 153 posts, your 208 is very impressive. I enjoy reading all of your post not just slow Sunday stitching. Thank you for you inspirations.

    ReplyDelete
  44. I am hand stitching the sashing for ten blocks I hand pieced from the Splendid Sampler. I plan to arrange these blocks on point and then hand quilt them.

    🙂 linda (lindaschiffer at me dot com)

    ReplyDelete
  45. Congratulations on 4 years of wonderful content!!! I always enjoy looking over what others are doing... so many beautiful projects. Thanks for hosting this! happy stitching!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Congrats! I always enjoy the Sunday virtual sewing bees! Here's to many more years!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Can't wait to see Swoon completed! Today, it looks like the only hand stitching I will have time for is a label, but that means I will have a finished quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Not slow stitching (or any stitching) today - have a lot of yard work to do now that it has finally stopped raining. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

    ReplyDelete
  49. How did it get to be four years ago already? That’s amazing and wonderful/ SO much inspiration and eye candy found here every week.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Wow four years, hard to believe it been that long. Thank you so much for all that time you have given for us to share.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Congratulations on your 4th Year anniversary of Slow Stitching Sunday!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Congratulation on your 4th Anniversary! Slow Stitching Sundays are what kept me working on my long term projects. It's nice to find a community of like minded slow stitchers! I just linked up for the first time ever on anyone's blog! Thank you for your gracious invitation! Take Good Care! Patricia

    ReplyDelete
  53. Happy 4th anniversary Kathy! You and your Slow Sunday Stitching keeps me productive to share some progress when I have it! Thanks soooo much for all you do :) Kathi

    ReplyDelete
  54. Happy fourth anniversary Kathy I just now found your blog for your Slow Stiitching Sunday and now that I'm retired I hope to join in more often as I have time to start quilting again thank you

    ReplyDelete
  55. Congratulations on 4 years of slow stitching posts. It's always fun to see what you are up too on that front.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Congratulations, Kathy. Just found your blog via Sharon at Vroomans Quilts and have signed up to follow you via email. So many Slow Stitchers to visit, thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  57. What a wonderful anniversary to be celebrating! For so long I've wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog and your quilts. I follow you in a reader and never miss a post. I'm a dedicated Slow Stitcher with hand applique and hand quilting and stitch awhile most evenings. Thanks to you, so many quilters have discovered the pleasure of working with fabric and thread the slow way.

    ReplyDelete