Sunday, June 22, 2014

Slowdown Sunday with a bit of Applique

It is amazing how much of summer vacation so far has been full of hurry up and rush around!  All those projects I save up during the school year could easily fill more than one summer vacation.  So on Sunday I am trying to remember that it is OK to slow down and enjoy for at least a little bit.  I've pulled out my Christmas Poinsettia applique blocks again to keep them moving along in the right direction.  I'm only planning a small wall hanging size.  surely that could be done before Christmas?  We've been settling down in the evenings lately with a Harry Potter marathon.  Part of a movie each evening before bed should give me plenty of time to stitch a petal or two along the way.
We've been out and about this morning.  The girls wanted to see Maleficent.  That was followed up by a quick trip to Joann's to get a few accessories that Anna needed to finish her Music Man costume.  Wanting to get good use out of the weekly coupon, I searched out this little fat quarter bundle of light blues and greens.  I find that I don't have a lot of light fabrics to use as backgrounds in my sampler blocks.  These should fit work nicely I think.  They are in the wash now and so I do believe I'll settle in with some applique while I wait.  If you are ready for some slowdown on Sunday time, head over to Kathy's Quilts to see what other slowpokes are stitching today.  


CathieJ said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the finished poinsettia wall-hanging. Of course you can finish it for Christmas!

Deb A said...

Glad you are remembering to slow down a little and enjoy some slow stitching. A Harry Potter marathon sounds wonderful... I might have to try that this week. Greg has been watching Breaking Bad on Netflicks. Finally season 5 so hopefully there is an end in sight so I can get the remote back.

Amy said...

I love catching up with everyone once summer hits! And I'm understanding COMPLETELY how the crazy schedule of summer keeps us busy too; busy with other new and fun priorities :)
The turtle story was great to read; not being from Florida, it's a nice first-hand lesson (almost) on some natural events that don't happen around our parts ;)

As part of the consequence for the girls STILL failing to clean (and eventually keep clean) their rooms, the TV and other electronics have been banned from their existence for the remainder of June. Crazy enough -- the TV hasn't been turned on once since the last day of school! Never would have thought that possible, but there's so much other "summer" stuff that keeps us busy (plus, Paul nor myself have been banned from computers) :)

Happy Monday!

Quilter Kathy said...

Perfect way to end a day with a bit of stitching and family movie time...enjoy!