Monday 24 June 2024

Slow Stitching

I've watched several YouTubes lately where people have been using hand-sewing instead of machines.
So I decided to give it a try with my new apron. Of course I was very slow, but it was quite relaxing just sitting and stitching. 

Our day began beneath a blanket of fog, which managed to stay around all day. 

The heavy moisture in the air made for some pretty cobweb displays.

I enjoyed a piece of my coffee cake for morning tea,

And had some Corn Chowder for lunch.

The fire has been lit early.
Time to pull the curtains and block out the grey outside world.

May all your dreams be pleasant ones 🌻
Margaret xx 


  1. Oh Margaret - that sounds a bleak damp day, a good day for a chowder for lunch - we were blessed with sunshine after a slightly cloudy start. What a great way to spend a quiet hour or so, simply sewing. Certainly a day for closing the curtains early and lighting the fire!!

    1. I think the fog is a bonus of living beside the river!

  2. Corn chowder looks so cosy to taste in winter

  3. here. That corn chowder looks delicious!
    Happy week!

  4. I often used to hand stitch because I don't have a machine. Nowadays we are lucky to have a seamstress who any job and very cheap. I prefer machine seams.
    Your coffee cake is excellent

  5. The hand stitching is somewhat addicting! I know some ladies who make amazing whole quilts, entirely by hand. I've made a pillow top that way. I found it to be very precise when piecing, the points line up perfectly.

  6. It sounds like a lovely relaxing day, Margaret.

  7. I can't wait to see your finished apron...I know I loved the fabric you used. Love the cobwebs...and of course, I want to sit in front of that fire.

  8. I just love your 'ice' plant (or whatever it is) - reminded me of my grandmother's garden. She had such things in pots too. Slowstitching seems to be gaining popularity (if my instything feed is anything to go by). How's your progress?

    1. I always call it my ice plant. I managed to get the two ties sewn up and turned through - it will be a slow process (though I feel I may get quicker with practice), but I am in no hurry :)

  9. Dewy spider webs are just one of the many things I love about late Fall and early Winter. I think you've got the right idea closing the curtains and enjoying the fire ( not to forget the good food).


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