I have been sick since just after midnight on January 1, so it's been a miserable year for me so far. I have been cheered up by a couple of stories that I want to share with my favourite hand stitchers!
|The beginning of Rita's embroidered quilt|
A woman named Shannon Downey found these pieces at an estate sale 30+ years later.
|Rita's quilt is finished by instagram stitchers|
Another lovely story features Royal baby Archie's hand knit hat and has shone the spotlight on a wonderful New Zealand charity called Make Give Live.
|Make Give Live's Cocobear hat|
Doesn't that sound a lot like Slow Sunday Stitching?!?
I love the tagline at the bottom of their site...
"What is the most important thing in the world? It is the people, it is the people, it is the people!"
And my third stitching story happened during my norovirus extravaganza over the past week. In the middle of the misery I received a parcel from Deanna my "Northern Blog Stalker" (as she calls herself). When I started blogging I was amazed that anyone was reading my blog at all, and to have a "blog stalker", well that was totally exciting!
|Max and my new socks!|
These kinds of stories and experiences encourage me to continue to create a slow stitching community through my blog and in my life. I look forward to new stitching adventures in 2020 and when my energy returns, I hope to start organizing the second annual real life Slow Sunday Stitching retreat day!
I do hope you'll cheer me up today by sharing lovely pictures of the projects you are working on this year. Please link up your blog or instagram post below.