Sunday, November 27, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching


I will be joining KATHY today with some slow stitching.  The Leap Year (365) is getting closer to a finish.  The last few rows are clipped together and I have 2 rows worth of scrap squares ready to be made into circles.  Yeah, some high tech templates - old Christmas card backs and a Tumms lid to make the circle templates (they get worn after a few uses, so I cut a new one and toss the old).  I'm down to my last card back, too.


I will mix in some scrap processing with Oh, Scrap.  I am not a fan of Seasonal Fabric, but over time I have been gifted here and there and I want to just process this all down.  I actually made a double 4-patch quilt, but it is packaged with backing and I found a 1 yard candy cane print for binding - off to be finished up for a charity quilt.

Anything a FQ size or large will get pressed, re-folded, and gifted on to a local group to use - the rest CHOPPED and packed by size 2.5", 3.5", and 4.5" to pass on to a quilt guild member.


The under-bed tote this was stored in.  My SIL had a LOT of seasonal fabric - and bought MORE.  So she can use this now for her collection rather than having bags and bags of fabric on my table.


My Helper - Bella has a bit of a tummy problem.  She always sleeps on her head like this when her tum-tum is upset (bad mouse?), so hopefully meds and rest and she will be herself again.

A few knew that my real reason for a blog break was due to a family emergency.  My Mom has been rather ill and failing - and I didn't wait any longer and got her to the hospital.  She is now home, but it will take my time away from my quilting and possibly the blog while I and a few of her quilt class folks help to get her commission work finished.

I hope you all (US folks) had a lovely Thanksgiving - our local church (who hosted the community dinner) set up take out meals for us so Mom and I had a wonderful dinner. Very little Christmas decor will be done this year - we all need to relax, slow down, and breath.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

30 comments:

  1. Yes, take the time you need, for sure. Sometimes when life seems a bit too full, we can forget that some things can be put on hold.

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  2. Family always comes before other plans. I wish for a quick recovery for your Mom and quiet Holidays for all of you.

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  3. hoping for a quick recovery and some down time for you this holiday season. hugs

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  4. Life can get just way too busy, and family needs must come first. Wonderful to know others will help you get your Mum's works done, helping hands mean so much at times like this. Maybe you will get some time to rest and relax when Christmas is over. Hopes that your Mum recovers well and is back to good health so soon.

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  5. Glad to know she is home and that you have some help getting things done. Very glad you had a thankful meal brought in. At least I won't worry so much since I know the reason for the quiet.
    I'm with you on the seasonal fabrics....less is best.

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  6. I've had many cats over the years and I am positive none of them every slept on their heads--I hope Bella's tummy troubles clear up soon! Hope your mom is getting better every day---take care!

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  7. How nice of the church to send meals for you. Family comes before the blog but I do hope you'll have a little stitcin-for-yourself time to keep things on an even keel best wishes to your mum!

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  8. I'm so glad to hear your mom's home, too much stress this time of year and you'll end up in bed, try not to exhaust yourself. I'm sorry Bella has a sick stomach, but she's adorable sleeping like that.

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  9. Best wishes to your mom and you. I'm glad you got to enjoy Thanksgiving with her without exhausting yourself. Wishing good health to all!

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  10. Looks like you are getting your scraps organized too. Hoping your mom and kitty have a speedy recovery and you all can relax over the holidays. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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  11. Sorry your mom wasn't doing well, but hopefully on the upswing now. Be kind to yourself and don't overdue, relax a bit if you can.

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  12. Best wishes to mom for a speedy recovery. We will be here when you return. ;-)

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  13. Thinking of you and your mom Sharon. So glad you can be with her.

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  14. Blog breaks are necessary on occasion. I've had a couple myself and they, like yours, were due to family situations. Best wishes to you and yours.

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  15. Love your helper's photo. Looks so comfy. Be thankful for the time you do get to spend with your mom. Thanks for the Oh Scrap! reminder. Better check that out.

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  16. I hope your mother is on the road to recovery, Sharon. I'm sure your hands are quite full right now.

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  17. Oh Ms. Sharon, I am hoping all things will be fine soon. Take care of you too! Friends are the best-aren't they?
    And to have them close is such a blessing..

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  18. Scrap processing takes time and effort but it's worth it in the end!

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  19. I hope your mom is doing better! Hugs,

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  20. Hope your Mom and Bella are both on the mend. Thank goodness for guild friends to help get those commissions done and the church group for providing dinner. Now take a deep breath and do what you can. We'll be here when you have time.

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  21. Take care of yourself while you are caring for your mom and Bella. Thoughts are with you, and your readers will be here when you can blog again.

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  22. Good to know your mom is doing better. Wish I lived closer...I'd bring you both some soup.

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  23. So sorry to hear about your mom Sharon, but happy that she is home and recuperating! And poor little Bella - hope she feels better soon too!
    I agree - we all need to slow down and stop putting so much pressure on ourselves - my mantra for 2017 I believe!

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  24. Sure hope your Mom feels better soon Sharon.

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  25. It's good new to hear that your mom is back home with you. I hope she is feeling better soon. Glad that your church was able to send over a Thanksgiving dinner for the two of you. How wonderful to be part of a community that looks out for one another.

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  26. Take care of your mom. Be glad you have her around. Take care of yourself, too.

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  27. I think it is completely admirable of you to take care of your mother Sharon! A lot of people don't do that in this day and age. Prayers for your Mom and for Bella!

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  28. Prayers for your mother's recovery. Everything else can wait. Family first.

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  29. So sorry to hear your Mom had a bad spell. Hopefully she's resting well and recovering. Restful holidays are hard to manage, hope your's is both restful and meaningful. Enjoy your hand stitching, that's some of best stress relief I know.

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  30. I'm sorry your Mom is ill and I hope that she is getting better.

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