Hello Everyone and welcome to another Works In Progress Wednesday. Today I would like to share my cross stitch progress and a new start.
I started “Fresh Pines, Chart 6” on Jack’s Tree Farm last week as my daily 30 stitch. It’s coming along nicely. I should probably call this my morning stitch. I usually stitch early in the mornings about 5 days a week while I watch a Flosstube video for 45-60 minutes.
I am very close to getting the whole piece finished. Do I continue with it when I get this block finished, or go back to Farmhouse Christmas? I only have two charts left on that one, too.
I finished the house on Baby It’s Cold Outside that I’m stitching along with the #babyitscoldsal on Instagram hosted by @lostinfloss2. The light area in the bricks was unstitched on the original because it was stitched on a tan fabric. I decided to fill my in with a light pink floss so I wouldn’t have blue bricks. The fabric is 32 ct. French Country Linen Rain.
I started the pink house on my next block for the Anniversaries of the Heart Series. I love this design. I’m using mostly the called for Floss or the DMC conversion and stitching it on 35 ct. Old New England from the Primitive Hare. This is going to be the sibling house. I’m going to add at least the first initial of my brother and sisters and my brother-in-law. If I can add two initials, then I will. I’ll stitch those 1 over 1. My plan is to finish this by the end of the week so I can keep up with one a month. I have really enjoyed working on this one. I’m stitching along with Olivia, @pumkinhollowquilts on Instagram for the #bbanniversaries2020sal.
On Sunday, I started Sew Tweet by Misty Pursel of Luminous Fiber Arts. This is a small piece that will finish about 4″ x 5″. I’m stitching it on Misty’s hand dyed 32 ct Lugana Macchiato.
I worked on this yesterday afternoon and have completed the two side borders, too. I think the alternate colors I chose for the blue are really pretty. Misty has some new charts that she will be releasing at Needlework Market next week. I will be looking forward to getting those when they are available.
A few orders came in this past week, too. I received this fabric plus another piece from 123Stitch.com. The fabric is lighter and has more green in it than what is showing in the picture. I plan to use part of it for this design by Kim Leo that was adapted to cross stitch by Elizabeth Spurlock. It’s in the 2019 Just Cross Stitch Halloween edition. I will probably leave the trick or treaters out and just make it a spooky road.
I also received the “Scenic Farm” kit from Dimensions” that I ordered from Herrschners. I’ve loved this piece since I first saw it a year ago being stitched by Jerri of Yankee Creek Stitcher on Flosstube. At that time it was out of print and only available on the aftermarket. Deb of Country Stitchers is also working on it. She and Liz suggested that people write to Dimensions to get it published again and they did. I didn’t order it the first time around because it’s almost a full coverage piece. Then early in January, I saw Deb’s progress on it and decided that I would go ahead and get it. By then it was out of stock. I waited until the middle of February and was able to get it.
There is just something I love about a snow covered country scene. The kit includes the floss and fabric. I will be using the floss because it’s not DMC but their own brand. It comes with 18 count Aida, but I don’t like the feel of the fabric. I plan on substituting a 36 ct white linen for it. Like a lot of Dimension kits, there are blended threads in the design. I’m not sure when I’ll get this started, but maybe sometime this summer.
This week, I plan on continuing to work on each of these pieces. I hope to finish Pink Hill Manor and maybe Jack’s Pine Trees. I also plan to finish a quilt top this week, too, so we’ll have to see how the time goes.
I hope you have a great rest of your week and thanks for stopping by.
Wow-you’ve picked some great items to stitch. Can’t wait to see your progress.
Oh – I love that scenic farm cross-stitch!! You are doing so well with all your WIP’s – enjoy!
Thank you, Sigi! It’s like quilting, I want to do so much more than I’ll ever have time for. LOL