I don't often stitch on Sundays but when I have simple applique I'm more likely to pull out needle and thread while talking to my husband or other family members, or while watching an old movie.
I grew up in a home where sewing on Sunday was discouraged. One
childhood Christmas fell on a Sunday. I received a doll but nothing to wrap her
in so I headed to the sewing machine and sewed her a little cover. My
aunt told me that every stitch I sewed on Sunday I would
have to pull out with my nose after I died, so she'd been told as a child.
These days I cherish my Sundays. They are days when I refresh and refuel,
days when I attend church and come home re-energized and refocused on the priorities of life. I spend the
rest of the day doing quiet activities. Sometimes I stitch, but usually
I still have plenty of neutral scraps for more background blocks. I don't know why these star shapes is so appealing to me but I like them a lot. I'm looking forward to laying out a group of them then auditioning layers of circles in the centers. And I love the color of the one above. It's not quite gold, not quite brown, maybe more like bronze or copper. In person it's a rich, interesting color.
I've never gotten the hang of needle-turned applique. I still pin the edges, at least to begin with, then as I stitch the pins come out and I use my needle to more carefully place the edges.
I hope you've had a quiet, restful Sabbath.
I'm linking this post to Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts. Thanks for creating the link-up, Kathy.