WIP Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021 and an FFO!

Hello Everyone! Welcome to back to WIP Wednesday. This week I have a new fully finished piece and I’ve got a throwback stitched piece to show you. We also had a beautiful day yesterday, and I have a few pics at the end from a walk we took at a nearby county park.

I stitched this beautiful piece many years ago. It was finished in 2006, but it probably took a few years to stitch. I no longer have the charts, so I don’t know who the designer is. If you know, please let me know. I always wanted to make a quilt like this, but I don’t see that will ever happening now. I started a couple of times, but they never got finished.

The new finish is Baby It’s Cold Outside by Heartstring Samplery! Yeah! I finished the stitching back in April of 2020 after starting it in Jan 2020 as a stitch-a-along with Barb and Leanne of “Lost in Floss” on Flosstube and continued to stitch in memory of Leanne after she passed away.

It’s stitched on 32 ct French Country Rain by Wichelt and I changed many of the colors. The letters and boarder are CCW Blacksmith Blue, the white is Weeks Grits and the trees are Weeks Hunter. Because I didn’t want the blue fabric showing through in the bricks of the houses, I filled them in with CCW Blushing Beauty. I got the idea to stitch it on blue fabric instead of tan from someone on Instagram and I’m so happy with my color changes.

I laced the back and added white pompoms to the stitched piece, then hot glued it to the board that I painted from Target.

I am displaying it on the half wall in the dining area. I think it looks nice with my Let it Snow quilt and the Cozy Cardinals cross stitch piece I finished in December. The quilt is made with blocks from a block exchange I did with three of my quilty friends in 08 or 09. The center Let it Snow embroidery is actually based on a cross stitch design I’ve had forever, but never stitched.

I’ve made good progress on Scenic Farm this week. I added all the leaves to the tree and filled in a lot of the sky. My plan is to finish filling in the sky behind the tree, then move the hoop down and continue working on the center stitches.

Button Up by Prairie Schooler is coming along, too. I finished the bottom end block and started the next one. As I was stitching the border for the next block, I decided to go ahead and finish the rest of them.

I got a pretty good start on Let’s Talk Winter by Hands On Design. I ordered some new fabric to try, Charcoal 32 ct. Lugana. I’ve been stitching most of my chalkboard pieces on Aida, but Down Sunshine Lane had this fabric so I thought I would try it out. I need to be careful in my counting, but after I work on it for a few minutes, my eyes get adjusted to it and I get into a rhythm. I may go ahead and start the small one, too. I have been stitching Scenic Farm in the mornings, then switching between Button Up and Lets Talk Winter in the evening.

My plans for stitching this month are to start a new winter piece each week of January. I’m still waiting for fabric to get here from 123 Stitch to start Winter Rose Manor by With Thy Needle and Thread. I ordered it at the end of December and it just shipped yesterday. I’m not sure why there was a delay, but I hope it gets here by the end of the week. The other new start I’m planning is Welcome Winter by The Drawn Thread. I still need to work on a thread conversion for it, though.

We woke up to heavy frost yesterday morning and it was so pretty with the sun rising behind the hill on the other side of the lake. It warmed up later in the day so we decided to take a walk after running some errands.

Before we left, I looked up to see if there was some place close by that we could go and I found a county park that had trails that led to the Shenandoah River.

We had a very steep walk back up the hill!

The trail also leads you through this beautiful open area, too. Most of the trail was crushed gravel or paved so it was easy walking. It’s only 10 minutes from our house so I’m sure we’ll go back again, just to see a different view.

I think that’s it for now. I have some designing to do on a new quilt I plan to start by the weekend so I’ll share that next time. Until then, I hope everyone stays safe and well. Thanks for stopping by.

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3 Responses to WIP Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021 and an FFO!

  1. Little Quiltsong says:

    You inspire me with all your stitching. I need to start one again too – I just struggle so much with my eyes, but will try in shorter spurts to do some of them again. Beautiful trails and lovely views – enjoy your walks, Brenda.


    • Brenda says:

      Thanks Sigi, that’s very sweet of you. If you saw how bright my light is and my magnifiers, then you would understand how I’m stitching all these pretty things. I’ll never be able to stitch in real public places, lol.


  2. lydia says:

    Love your FOs. I FINALLY finished my center block of the same quilt last year using iron on rhinestones. Now to remember where I put it!


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