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:

Jo said...

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

CathieJ said...

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.

Scrap and quilts said...

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! ;^)

Christine said...

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

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

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

Wendy Tuma said...

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

The Cozy Quilter said...

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!

Deb said...

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.

katyquilts.net said...

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!

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

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

Deb A said...

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.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

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

Trevea Herron said...

Congratulations!

SandraC said...

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

Jayne Honnold said...

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.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

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

Monica said...

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

Beth in Cambridge said...

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

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

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

The Joyful Quilter said...

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!)

Kathy H said...

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

Judy D in WA said...

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

KaliaContiki said...

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

Lesley Gilbert said...

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

Kath said...

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

Juliann in WA said...

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

Rebecca said...

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.

Paula DiMattei said...

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

Teresa in Music City said...

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!!!

Sherill said...

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

Katie said...

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.

JoanG said...

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.

Elaine M said...

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

swooze said...

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.

Debby said...

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

The Crafty Creek said...

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

Allison said...

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

maureen said...

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....

Julierose said...

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

Valerie Reynolds said...

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

Pam said...

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!

Ivani said...

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!

Mary said...

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

Quilting Nan said...

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.

Linda Schiffer said...

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)

carol fun said...

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!

Cathy said...

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

Karen in Breezy Point said...

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!

delaineelliott said...

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.

Cathy said...

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.

Kathleen RosePrairieQuilts said...

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.

Jeanne said...

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

Kelly Grace said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Mia is mine said...

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

Design Originals by KC said...

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

DebbieM said...

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

Kate said...

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

Diane H said...

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.

Kathleen C said...

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.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Congrats on 4 years!!!!