Sunday, June 20, 2021

Slow Sunday Stitching

Welcome to the weekly hand stitching party!

This week marks the 9th anniversary of Slow Sunday Stitching adventures! The inaugural link up was June 24th, 2012. I can't even believe that much time has passed! My original goal in creating this link up was to inspire people to slow down, to take a deep breath, to dedicate precious time to the healing process of hand work, and to connect with other creative like-minded stitchers.

Slow Stitching Gang!
And all these years later, there are still folks who are hand stitching and blogging about it. And they are still willing to share their projects with us and I am thankful! Although I don't get around to visiting everyone each week, I do visit as many folks as time permits, and hope you all take the time to visit a couple of friends each week too. Thank you for posting, for reading, and for leaving encouraging comments for all of us hand stitchers!

This week I finished knitting a #1 Dad facecloth just in time for Father's Day. It is a Knitwits pattern and was easy to make (except for when you miscalculate and miss a row!) Thankfully I was able to fix my mistake and finish the cloth in time to go in the gift bag today.

And I put some stitches into my Kawandi quilt that was started in a class with Sujata Shah from the Root Connection. She was offering a summer class on how to make a Kawandi, but it filled up before I could get this posted! She is a great teacher!

My progress is slow, and sporadic, but I do love the slow mediative hand stitching. I really enjoy stitching with perle cotton and don't even mind when my stitches are not even, or following a straight line. Life is way too short for perfection!

What are you hand stitching today? Are you making slow, imperfect progress? We invite you to link up your blog post below and share your project with us.

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21 comments:

Sarah said...

Happy slow Sunday stitching anniversary! Thank you Kathy for hosting this for the last 9years, it's been a pleasure to stitch along with you and the other slow Sunday stitchers each week!

Jill said...

Congrats on your 9th anniversary! Although I have not posted nor have accomplished much slow stitching recently, I continue to be inspired by the many pretty projects and the fine workmanship and stitching by all. Thank you for hosting slow stitchers faithfully!

CathieJ said...

Happy 9th Anniversary! I love being a part of this community. I appreciate that you take the time to host Slow Stitching each week.

Sarah said...

I've just looked to see when I joined the slow Sunday stitchers and it was January 2014! 😁

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I'm not sure when I found your blog or started joining in on this link-up, but I know you've inspired me to do more hand-stitching, and I love it! Thanks, Kathy - enjoy some slow stitching today!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Congratulations on the milestone! I am seriously going to start that embroidery project today!

Cathy said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for hosting and encouraging and inspiring all sorts of slow stitching!

Design Originals by KC said...

Happy 9th anniversary Kathy! Your last 9 years has given me focus on what to share with the world on my blog and to focus on Sundays for hand work... Thanks! Kathi

Little Penpen said...

The dad face cloth is wonderful!! Happy Blogversary!!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

You are so right on two fronts, life is too short for perfection and also how we should slow down, take time to enjoy a project close up with relaxing, rhythmic stitching. You are so clever with those face cloths! Thanks for hosting this link up all these years...where have they gone!

Chantal said...

Congratulations on your Blog's anniversary. I don't always contribute but I do come and check out all the wonderful projects people are working on. The Kawandi project is a very different technique and beautiful too. Enjoy! ;^)

Ivani said...

Happy 9th blog's aniversary!!!
Thank you so much for hosting.
Enjoy your Slow Stitching today.

Angela said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I am so grateful that you host this wonderful link up! I so enjoy it!

Deanna W said...

Happy Anniversary and thank you for doing this each week. It is fun to join in on the fun also. You are becoming quite the knitting lady. Maybe we will have you doing socks in no time. Take care my friend

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Congratulations of 9 years! Slow Sunday Stitching is always a fun link-up!

Karrin Hurd said...

Happy Anniversary! Great wash cloth for your Dad! Thanks so much for providing the Slow Sunday Stitching Link-up!

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

Thank you for hosting us every week! This group is a great source of motivation; I am so glad I joined.

MissPat said...

Happy Blogiversary. While I don't blog and rarely do slow stitching except for sewing bindings, I do enjoy seeing all the projects that others are working on. Keep up the good work.
Pat

hetty said...

Congratulations on 9 years of slow stitching. I am intrigued with your Kawandi project. So much history. I plan to start one as soon as my eyes are okay again.

The Cozy Quilter said...

It seems like just yesterday that you started the Slow Sunday Stitching link up! Thanks so much for doing this--I have met several people from around the world that enjoy hand stitching/knitting, etc, just like me! Great knitted cloth for your dad!

Miaismine said...

I must say that I'm so very impressed with your knitting progress! You are really going to town! Congratulations!