WIP Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Hello Everyone! I hope you had a Happy Easter and even if you couldn’t be with family in person, you were in spirit. It’s been a strange spring! As my son said, this is the nicest spring we’ve had in forever and we can’t do anything. My husband and I had planned a camping trip for next week, but even though the state parks are open here in Georgia, we decided not to go because we would need to use the bathhouses and we just don’t want to take a chance. We do have a small wet bath in the Rpod 179, but we don’t really want to get it wet. So we’ll stay home and hope we can get out soon.

I have been spending lots of hours on the applique in my Summer Daisies quilt and am almost finished with those blocks. I will share that progress later this week.

For now, it’s Works in Progress Wednesday where I share my cross stitch progress. I will say I’ve been cutting short my quilting time in the afternoons because it’s been nice and I’ve been sitting on the deck with some type of stitching most afternoons.

Let’s start with Bloomtopia, The Fat Quarter Shop Stitch Along. This is parts 1 through 5 and part 6 will be out today. Each part is very small so I’ll probably only show it once a month. Love how it’s stitching up with Corey Yoder’s DMC pack from FQS.

I made a little progress on Prairie Schooler July this week. I only stitched on it one day, but I added more water, the bird and fence and started the house. I’m using the called for DMC colors except for the grass (CCW Steamed Broccoli), the house (GA Caramel Corn) and the lighthouse (CCW Mariner’s Compass). I’m stitching this one on 32 ct Ivory Lugana. It’s a nice easy stitch.

Happy Birthday, Anniversaries of the Heart, Blackbird Designs

I started my fourth chart in the Anniversaries of the Heart SAL, #bbanniversaries2020. It’s the sixth in the series called Happy Birthday, but I’ll be changing it to Happy Anniversary. My anniversary (35 years) is this month and I’ll add my husband’s and my initials and anniversary date. It’s going in the middle as we are the center of our immediate families. The next ones I’ll start are for my kids.

I wanted to show you another color that does not seem to be matching the picture, which was especially prevalent in the first design. GA Cornhusk is the color that’s going around the words at the top. I thought about changing it, but it goes with the house color in the “dear fathers” block, even though it’s not the same color. It is a little brighter than what is showing up in the picture, too.

Memorial Day, Hands On Design

I started Memorial Day by Hands on Design. I’ve worked on it for a few days already and really want to fully finish this by Memorial Day. Last week, I showed you the threads I’m using instead of the Sulky Petites that Cathy used.

If you noticed, I haven’t shown Farmhouse Christmas by Little House Needleworks. I am almost finished, just four very long rows of snow, but I hope to finish tomorrow, then I can share the whole piece with you. After I finish it, I may make either the AOTH or Memorial Day my morning stitch until I get it finished.

I did get in a little bit more haul in this week.

“Sewing Club” is a new market release book by Blackbird Designs. When I first saw it, I said I was going to get it, then I changed my mind because I was getting so many other things. When I placed a second market order, I almost got it again, but didn’t. But it kept showing up on Flosstube with walkthroughs of the book and there are so many nice designs that when I placed another order recently, I went ahead and got it. This book is already on a second reprinting, so if you think you might want it, I would get it.

The reason I placed a new order was to get Star Spangled Spectacular (on the right) by With Thy Needle and Thread. It was another new market release that I almost got but didn’t. I also kept seeing this one pop up on Flosstube and then someone showed the other two in the series, Souvenirs of the Heart. So I decided to get all three!

I also got the floss for them that I didn’t already have. All three are stitched on 28 ct Mushroom Lugana, which I don’t have, but I have several 28 ct linen pieces that I think I’ll be able to stitch these on. They are stitched one over one and I plan to make them into small pillows just as they are shown.

Most of you stitchers have probably heard of Stitch Maynia, but for those who haven’t, it’s where you start all the things in May. I’m not going to do that, but I am going to do Maynia My Way and start 4 or 5 new patriotic and summer designs. I’m working on those now and will share them with you next week.

I hope everyone stays safe and well and you are able to get out and enjoy some spring weather, even if it’s in you own yard. Thanks for stopping by,

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1 Response to WIP Wednesday, April 15, 2020


    Love all these upcoming stitching projects. Was there one website you utilized for your order? I really like the colonial/”Americana” type designs.


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