Slow Stitching Sunday January 11

Well many of us have had quite the cold week haven’t we? :) I’ve had kids here a lot between school cancellations and delays.

On Saturday I thought I’d play catch-up with quilting and slow stitching after grocery shopping and errands. I visited with the grandkids in the morning for a wee bit,  and planned on starting a batch of tomato sauce and chili and just relaxing later on.

Well, the youngest came over with his laundry and this little guy.

Koopa Jan 10

When Koopa arrives I cannot concentrate…for one, I must play with him; he’s so darn cute and irresistable!  Two..he and my two dogs start playing and tearing up the house. I send them outside to tear around the yard but when they come back in they are still quite energetic.

The cat finally ventured out. I think that she decided that since he was going to be a regular visitor, she had better show him who was boss. Oh the comedy that I enjoyed before they calmed down a bit and I captured this :

Koopa and Kanga Jan 10

I took Koopa for a walk down to my son’s to play with the kids for awhile and one of my first Slow Sunday Stitching projects that I came home with  is to repair this rip in my grandson’s hood. It’s a Baby Gap jacket and he’s only had it for a month or so. I was totally ready to trash Baby Gap for shoddy workmanship until I saw ALEX written with a Sharpie on the tag inside. So it was a hand me down or something…who knows how long it’s been around :)

At any rate I am hand-sewing the repair.

jacket repair

Next up, last week I posted about working on these little tea party sets. I gave one to the grand-girls and they loved it and the next day there was a picture of my son drinking tea after work on Facebook…pinky extended, of course.

I just have to finish the binding on one more little mat and then it goes off to a friend’s daughter…as soon as I let her know :) She’d liked the set that I was working on last week and I thought that the second set could go to her little one but I wanted to wait until I hadn’t messed anything up too badly : )  I do that on a regular basis :)

tea party set 2

Last, I have not touched this quilt for a good five days…it needs some attention. And I need the relaxation :)

Hand Q Jan 11

And as a PS to this post : the grandsons demanded snack mats of their own after they saw the girl’s tea set.  They loved the pillowcase fabric from Christmas and requested that if I had any more of that, it was what they wanted.  Whew…I did. :)

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37 Responses to Slow Stitching Sunday January 11

  1. Southern Gal says:

    So many great projects here.

  2. CathieJ says:

    Koopa is adorable. He is definitely a worthy distraction from stitching. I love those little tea set mats. Isn’t it great when the boys want a handmade from grandma? Snack mats instead of tea party mats. Perfect.

  3. Margie Miller says:

    I can’t get over how talented you are! Those are so cute! And the puppy is adorable!

  4. Mimi says:

    I love the picture of Koopa–who could resist that face?! I’m still amazed by all your energy and ambition! :-)

  5. What an adorable tea party set. And cute pup!

  6. Karen says:

    the dogs are adorable! you have had a busy week – I so wish my grandchildren lived near by so I could see them more than once or twice a year – I have missed so much of their life’s – you are very lucky to have yours near. I don’t blame my son in law for taking a job where he could get a good one – but I do miss not being a part of their life’s on a more regular basis although I know there are a lot of families like ours that are spread far and wide.

  7. Mary says:

    I love your little mats. You are one busy lady!

  8. Kim says:

    Love the red and that puppy is just too stinking cute!

  9. Carla says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun at your house. Max has learned to respect cats. He will chase them from our yard but if they turn on him he high tales it home. So funny aren’t they?

  10. I love those neat little snack mats. I want to make some too….I know I said that already! haha! Enjoy your day! Hugs!

  11. Of course the grandsons need mats too! Koopa is so cute I would not be able to concentrate on anything but him either! How is he doing with the cold? We had two pit bulls when we lived in California, but the one did not fare well in Colorado because of the cold…

  12. Gail says:

    Cute puppy! I can see how he might interfere with sewing! I wish I could join you for some hand stitching today…

  13. Yes… put your feet up and enjoy some relaxing quilting stitches while smiling about all these fun adventures with the fur babies, and the human ones :)

  14. Vickie says:

    There’s never a dull moment at your house, is there?! You do need a little relaxation time. :o)

    I love the photo of the cat and dog giving each other the eye.

  15. Chris k in Wisconsin says:

    Oh, that puppy!! What fun! The mats are delightful as well. Do you find working w/ your new sewing machine is fun…. or do you drift back to the one you have used for so long? You always are such a busy lady! I still have some Christmas decorations to take down.

  16. Carol Cook says:

    Cats are quite good at explaining the pecking order to dogs!

  17. Joyce says:

    I’m totally a lover of all animals, but for some reason I like it when I see a cat explaining what’s what to a dog!
    You are stitching such a clever trail of cute projects here! Something for everybody – and all made with love!

  18. Jane says:

    I love my kids and their pets but sometimes I would love a day where I knew they definitely weren’t going to stop in! I feel like such a sloth if I’m in my PJ’s! What a pretty pooch!

    I love the red fabric of the mat. And your quilt is looking beautiful!

    Jane x

  19. Sons, grandsons, granddaughters, grand dogs – whew you’re almost too busy for slow stitching anymore. :-)

  20. Koopa looks very much like my daughter;s dog! I know they are very playful breeds. The photo of you cat and her together made me smile–they look like cautious friends. Your stitching are very pretty, DEb. Redwork is always so special.

  21. Sara D.B. says:

    As a cat lover, I too enjoyed especially the photo of the two discussing. :)
    Your projects are all so beautiful and well-made!
    Have a lovely new week!

  22. Eileen says:

    I love the adorable puppy dog..I would have to stop and play with him too. Your mats are cute! Sounds like you place is a lot of fun! have a happy week ahead!

  23. Judith @ Lavender Cottage says:

    You’ve created a cute mosaic with the mug rugs you’re working on. The smaller ones must be for teacups – good idea!
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  24. Jeanna says:

    I love the little tea set stitchery. Those would make adorable little wall hangings as well.

    We miss our furry four leggeds but my husband says no more until we retire.

    Enjoy your Slow Sunday Stitching!

  25. Deb says:

    Too funny seeing the cat and dog together. Such a pretty quilt – enjoy your time with it this evening.

  26. Brenda Kula says:

    You’re a busy woman. I miss having a quilt in the hoop.
    Brenda

  27. Lorrie says:

    Lots of great projects. You do stay busy!

  28. Susan says:

    I think it’s hilarious that the boys want their own snack mats – I noticed they didn’t call them tea sets! LOL

  29. Love the puppy and kitty shot. :-) And that last quilt shot is so pretty with that purple!!

  30. Grandma Kc says:

    You have such a fun life! I do wish I could send all of you some sunshine but I have none at the moment either — however I do have rain! Real rain off and on for 2 days now! My lawn is doing the happy dance!

  31. You do make such lovely things….

  32. Martina says:

    Koopa is ADORABLE!! I would play with him all day too!

  33. Marly says:

    One way and another you’ve been very busy. I like the little tea party set and admire your patience embroidering the mats.

  34. Amy says:

    The first two photos are priceless!

  35. Rose says:

    Well, I have been back to blogging 3 or 4 days…and have put off coming here and commenting because I am so far behind. And I know most people don’t go back and comment on all. Doubt if they even go back and see what they have missed, but, I have come to the conclusion I am going to go back through and first see what I have missed of your ‘slow stitching’ posts…and it may take me a few days. But am looking forward to it.

    First of all, the tea sets are so cute….and can’t wait to see the quilt when it is totally quilted. I am pretty sure it is the one top you did last summer?

    And love Koopa…he is so darn cute.

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