Sunday, August 14, 2022

Slow Sunday Stitching -- A New Stitch Along

I started a new stitch along.  Melissa is always an inspiration to me when it comes to fun decorating and cross stitching.  She sharing her design for a Mystery Autumn Stam SAL on her blog at Pinker n Punkin Quilting & Stitching.

I grabbed a piece of Aida cloth and some random floss that I hope works out color wise and started stitching.  This will be the project in my sew-to-go bag.  There will be sub jobs, bus stop waiting, and the like very soon.


My favorite embroidery hoop has seen better days.  I've had it since the mid 1970's.  You can see that it is bent around the edges.  It's been smashed and crunched.  It's still my favorite shape and it still works.  I'm going to make it last as long as I can.

I did finish two littles this week.  It was a great place for grandma's buttons to land.  I think they are cute.

Our son is doing great after his tonsil surgery/ day 6 recovery hemorrhage / second surgery.  He didn't get to go on his special camping trip in Virginia (there's always next year).  But he did get to go to the half day freshman orientation at school.  The pic on the left was taken on July 15, 2022.  The pic on the right was taken on Friday, August 12, 2022.  What a difference 35 pounds lost on him.  He looks great.  Too bad he had to lose it due to swallow issues.  He is paying very close attention to what he is eating now.  I need to learn lessons and be inspired by his healthy habits!  School starts for him this week on 8/17.

I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Check out all of the AMAZING projects there!  I realize that God has given us all kinds of talents.  Wow, some of these stichers are really blessed.



Slow Sunday Stitching

10 comments:

Ivani said...

Great start with the SAL. I'm very tempted to start this one. Love the 2 buttons pillows.
Great news,love to know your son is feeling well and look...he looks so great, what a handsome boy! Have a wonderful week, Kathy.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That does look like a fun SAL! Glad your son is recuperating and feeling better. A freshman in high school now - wow!

Julierose said...

Happy to hear that he is on the recovery road; what a big change in those photos--amazing how kids change in just a couple years or even just over the Summer months...hugs, julierose

Karrin Hurd said...

Happy to hear your son is recovering well. He is looking great, but what a way to lose weight. Looks like a fun SAL! Happy stitching!

Kat Scribner said...

Thank you for sharing this, Kathy. I've been thinking about something to stitch on and I LOVE autumn decor.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Owen looks great and happy! I just can't do that kind of stitching. Machine all the way for me. Lots of changes coming up.

Deb A said...

So glad you are doing the stitch along too! Your son looks so grown up! Hope he has a great year at school.

Jenny said...

I do like what you have done with Grandma's buttons, bet you still have heaps more. So pleased your son has made a good recovery from his op and subsequent problem.

Needled Mom said...

That is a lot of weight to loose so quickly. It looks great off of him. Good for him for watching what he eats. I need lessons from him too. Glad he is on the road to recovery now.

patty a. said...

You button pincushions are so cute! The clamshell quilting looks great! Keep going! Owen looks so different with that weight loss. That is a rough way to lose weight. Besides eating better some exercise would be good to help build back any muscle loss.