Sunday, May 31, 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

Welcome to the weekly celebration of hand stitching! It's the one time a week where we make sure to set aside some special moments for playing with needles and thread/yarn. We hope you will join us!

We had a heat wave here this week, so I was only doing hand stitching since it was too hot to sit at the sewing machine. The only comfortable place was in the back yard in the evenings, so until the mosquitoes made me their evening snack, I enjoyed some hand stitching time.
"Rainbow Stars" quilt was auctioned for $1,650!

One of my happy moments this week was watching the online quilt auction for the Mennonite Relief Sale. I have attended this fundraiser for at least 15 years, and was so sad that since COVID rules prohibit any public gatherings, it needed to be an online event this year. They managed to host a great online event and raised a lot of money for their international charity work. I stitched my way through the event, trying not to miss the real in person event, the strawberry pies, the tea balls meeting my quilting friends, etc.


And since my goal is to make Slow Sunday Stitching posts encouraging and positive, I wanted to share with you a gift I received this week. I have made a lot of masks over the past couple of months, including masks for any of my kids' friends that wanted them.


Tuesday night I found this on the porch... a lovely thank you card and homemade brownies! 
The card says...
"Making the world a nicer place, one mask at a time"!
I must say that made me a little weepy. 

Okay now it's your turn.
What are you hand stitching this week? Do you have any good news to share to cheer us up? Link up your blog post below and share your hand stitching project with us.


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17 comments:

Gretchen Weaver said...

How kind of your friend to show their appreciation, those cookies look really good! I haven't heard yet what our relief sale is planning. Have a lovely week of stitching!

Jill said...

Heartwarming that the Mennonite Relief Auction went online successfully. How nice to receive an appreciative acknowledgement, including a treat, of all the mask making.

Sarah said...

Lovely card (lovely brownies too!) and nice to know your efforts have been appreciated. We've had the hottest May on record in the UK - nearly 600 hours of sunshine! Hope your good weather continues!

Kim said...

How lovely for all your kindnesses and generosity to be recognised in that thoughtful card and cookies. I clicked on the link to the Mennonite Relief Auction and was amazed at all the quilts that were there. Such a wonderful initiative to help those who are in need. Enjoy your day stitching. Hope it is not too hot for you.

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

That was a very sweet gesture - I hope you enjoyed the brownies. Glad the fundraiser went well. Hopefully this time next year you will be there in person! Have a wonderful week.

Design Originals by KC said...

I am glad your supported event auction went okay doing it virtually. I love the thank you card you received .. how sweet... and your embroidery is looking delightful! Thanks for the linky and the positive place to post too <3
Kathi

CathieJ said...

Oh I wish I had known about the auction. I have never gone, but I would have loved to see it online. How nice that someone showed their appreciation for your masks. Your embroidery is looking great!

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

it will be hot here next week - nice to get a thank you like that for face masks. That quilt you show was beautiful!

SandraC said...

My son works at Brantford General and I've made a lot of scrub caps for his crew. I was so touched to get a thank you card....no brownies :(......but it kind of made my day!

Marie said...

Thanks for sharing the info about the Mennonite Quilt Auction. I had planned to attend this year but then everything changed - it didn't occur to me that they would go online, but I'll be happy to watch this. Happy Sunday!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is a really nice thank you, and fun to have it be a surprise! Thanks for hosting this link-up every week, and for all the slow stitching encouragement!

Karrin Hurd said...

What a great thank you surprise! Thanks again for this weekly chance to gather and catch up!

Kathy S. said...

I've never heard of tea balls! They must be amazing. What a sweet surprise to find on your porch. I love having neighbors like that. My dad and I used to go to the spring Mennonite auctions in Kidron, Ohio. He liked to look at the equipment for sale. I always loved the quilts (even as a young girl). I don't remember tea balls, but we would stand in a very long line for half chicken dinners. I remember my dad loving the price and the fact that we got so much food and it was delicious. Thanks for jogging that memory.

Deanna W said...

It is always nice when people show their appreciation in ways other than words. It doesn't have to be a big thing either...brownies....so jealous!

Louise said...

Aw, what a sweet card! I know you didn't sew those masks to be thanked, but isn't it wonderful when a heart-felt thank you appears? :)

Faye said...

The auction quilt is lovely. Great to raise money for a good cause!

So nice to get a thank you card and present

Unknown said...

I don't quilt but I have a couple of friends that do. Beautiful work. I do Counted cross stitch work and love to do it. Please continue your beautiful handiwork. God bless, all of you.