WIP Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Hello Everyone and Welcome to stitchy WIP Wednesday. I was able to get quite a bit of stitching time in this week along with making some masks for family and friends and yard work. It’s been nice outside so instead of spending a lot of time in the sewing room, I’ve stitched a little on the deck in the afternoon.

If you missed Monday’s post, you can check out Jack Frost’s Tree Farm finish here. After I finished Jack, I went back to Farmhouse Christmas for my morning stitch.

I starting the last chart, Horsing Around by Little House Needleworks. The top part went quickly, but there’s a lot of stitches in the horse and snow on the bottom. We’ll see if I can finish it by next week. That would be nice, I’m ready to move onto something without snow.

Clara Ellen by Blackbird Designs, Anniversaries of the Heart

I also finished my next chart in the Anniversaries of the Heart series by Blackbird Designs. This block is dedicated to “dear fathers”, my father Bobby, and my father-in-law, Paul. I enjoyed stitching this one until I got to the 1 over 1 stitching in the dates and the urn. First, I didn’t like the colors I chose for either one of the dates, so I ripped those out and restitched. Then, I stitched the date in the urn (which is 1935 for my dad) again and started adding the 1 over 1 full cross. It just looked too bulky and I still didn’t like the date color, so it all came out again. Let me tell you, ripping out 1 over 1 on 35 ct is no pleasure! At that point, it dawned on me that I was stitching on 35 ct, not the 28 ct I’m used to stitching 1 over 1. When I restitched the inside of the urn, the date is full cross but the background is a tent stitch (half cross) and it laid so much better and the coverage is fine. Be sure to follow along on Instagram at #bbanniversaries2020.

Next up is Happy Birthday, which I will change to Happy Anniversary. April is our anniversary month and this one will be dedicated to me and my husband. It’s going to go in the center, so under the brothers and sisters block. I have all the called for colors except one. I’m ready to get started!

I got some more stitching in on July by Prairie Schooler. I worked on it while sitting on the deck for a few days. It was nice because the lighting was so good, I didn’t have to use my magnifier. It’s stitched on 32 ct Lugana which also helped because the holes are even.

I showed you Memorial Day last week with the new bag I made and I was able to get it kitted up this weekend. The called for threads are all 12 wt Sulky Petites. I only had a couple of the colors so I decided to use what I have in my stash. I think it’s going to look great.

I’m stitching it on an older piece of 36 ct white or antique white linen that I had another project started on, but decided not to do. I had already taken out most of the stitching, but this is what I had left to do. It’s a slow job, I still haven’t gotten it all out. I might make ripping it out a priority today so I can get started on Memorial Day. I would like to have it fully finished by the real Memorial Day.

I hope you all are getting in some good crafty time and as the weather gets nicer where you live, you’re able to get outdoors some. We’ve been walking almost every day and I’ve seen more neighbors out than I ever have before. We used to walk and only see one or two other people walking, now it’s like a super highway. I’m really ready to go back to swimming. Hope you have a great weekend and Happy Easter.

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3 Responses to WIP Wednesday, April 8, 2020


    Love how you are moving along on these projects. Happy Friday and Happy Easter.


  2. Pingback: WIP Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | The Quilting Nook

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