Friday, July 7, 2017

Slow Stitching in High Places

Last weekend, my husband and I spent the weekend with our daughter in Ottawa for Canada's 150th birthday party! I spent my time on the long drive working on my counted cross stitch snowman project. Here's where this project was when we were over half way to Ottawa:

I sewed for hours and hours in the car.  It kept me awake and I made lots of progress as we travelled along.

On Canada Day, we watched the fireworks from the 15th floor of an office building facing Parliament Hill.  We arrived early to get "window seats" and I did some cross stitch while we waited. Here is my view as I stitched:

The fireworks were spectacular!  We had a great view and did not get wet during the rain that happened before the fireworks.

The window was wet from the rain.

I did more sewing on the drive home.

I filled in the white part, which took a while...

Then, I worked on the hat.

By the time we got home, snowman #4 was done.

The next step---adding all the snow on the ground...lots of solid stitching with this part. There is a shiny thread added to this part and I find it gets tangled easily so the stitching is a little slower.  I guess that's why we call it slow stitching...

I will be linking up to Kathy's Slow Sunday stitching on Sunday morning.


  1. just lovely stitching--I envy your ability to do that type of embroidery. Pretty pictures...hugs, Julierose

  2. What an excellent plan for Canada Day! No security checks, and warm and dry too. AND some stitching! Very smart. :D

  3. Your snowman cross stitch is very pretty. You are fortunate that you can stitch like this while in a car. The only hand work I can do in a moving car is knit dishcloths. It's nice you had such a great view of the fireworks and stayed dry too! Happy stitching this week.

  4. Aren't car rides great for stitching? Snowman #4 is looking good with his fedora.

  5. What a great view for the fireworks. Lucky you being able to stitch in the car, I've tried but just can't do it.

  6. Quite a juxtaposition of holiday themes, with snowmen and fireworks together, LOL!! Nice progress!!

  7. The snowmen are so cute and just what I want to imagine on this 100 plus degree day.

  8. What a great view you had for the fireworks!
    And those snowmen are going to be finished in plenty of time to see the first snowfall!