Saturday, September 12, 2020

Slow Stitching this Week

I finished the cross stitching on the bee this week and moved on to the wreath of flowers and hearts around the bee.  There is still some backstitching to do as well, but I will do that once I am done with the cross stitching.  I have not done any counted cross stitch in a while and I am enjoying this little project. 

In the knitting department, I finished the sheep baby washcloth and started a starfish cloth.  I am accumulating a pile of baby wash cloths to use as gifts when babies come along. The starfish cloth is actually light blue, but looks more gray in this picture. 

Four more lupins were made this week using a Kaffe paperweight fat quarter in purple.  I have had almost all of the different colours of paperweight fabrics in my stash at one time or another. 16/48 blocks are done now for this quilt.  I have a whole bin full of purple and red-violet fat quarters set aside for this project. 

Here are the four fabrics I have used so far. 

My husband and I went "glamping" for two nights this past week.  We stayed in a large tent on a wooden platform with a king size bed, our own washroom, complete with shower, sink and toilet as well as our own metal fire pit. There were lots of hiking trails nearby and we enjoyed several trails.  

We also brought our bikes and rode them from Port Dover to Simcoe and back to Port Dover on the Lynn Valley Trail--an old railway line that has since been made into a hiking/biking trail. We rode about 21km all together.  It was like riding through a bright green tunnel almost the entire way...we want to go back when the leaves are turning later in the fall. 

This week's flower pictures were taken on our hikes. 

Spotted Touch-me-not

Fungus on a dead tree

Jerusalem artichoke


Canada Thistle


Jerusalem artichoke

Blue-stemmed goldenrod

White Baneberry

I looked up these flowers in my Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers...if I made any mistakes or you can identify the white flowers in the first picture, let me know.  The white flowers were not in the book.  I am not sure what type of fern I have pictured either. 

For Slow Sunday Stitching this week, I will continue with my knitting and I will work on getting my Tula Pink 100 Modern Blocks quilt bound.  I will link up with Kathy tomorrow morning. 

Our local public library just had a beautiful mural painted on its east wall and I took a picture of it this morning.  I love the teapot and teacup well as the tea being poured--very quilty!


  1. sounds like you had fun! camping when it includes a bad and bathroom is a plus for sure!

  2. I think that's a maiden hair fern although it's a little hard to tell from the photo. Pretty!

  3. It is so nice to get a way! I especially like the photo of the aster with the bee on it! I am looking forward to knitting some socks this fall but really need to find a pattern I like.

  4. What a fun vacation! I'm of the age where camping that includes a bed sounds fantastic. Sweet cross stitch project, too.

  5. That sounds like a fun getaway and looks like a beautiful place for it, too! Love your lupin blocks!

  6. Your projects are lovely and it's another nice addition to your lupin quilt. The glamping trip sounds like fun and with the added bonus of a big comfy bed and hot and cold running water!

  7. Oh I love that mural... a wonderful piece of creative artistry! You are a good influencer of spreading the love of these knitted clothes... I am smitten!

  8. Glamping sounds such fun, and you had great trips exploring the trails. Pretty pics of the flowers you encountered, and the mural in town is delightful!

  9. Great projects, and your glamping trip sounds like a lot of fun. Love the flowers!

  10. Your projects look great, especially the cross stitch. I really like the mural too, and all the great flower pics.