WIP Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Hello Everyone! Welcome to Works In Progress Wednesday.

First though, I have this picture to share of the sunset a few nights ago when there were thunderstorms a little north of us. Beautiful.

I spent Sunday and Monday fully finishing three pieces. I completely finished two of them, and am almost finished with the third that I’ll save until it’s complete.

The first one is Spring Time by Crocette a gogo. I only did a small portion of the chart and left off the cats under the trees and the hearts hanging from the trees. I just wanted a nice little pink house for spring and I thought this was perfect. I stitched it on 36 ct. Sparrow by Luminous Fiber Arts using most of the called for DMC.

I had a scrap of this Minki Kim fabric and thought it was perfect for the back of my pink house. I usually use fiber fill for my little pillows, but I wanted this one to have a little weight to it. I used crushed walnut shells and did not overstuff it so it’s a little squishy.

I added my little Spring Time pillow to the basket of spring pillows. You can see how small it is compared to the other pillows, which are around 4 1/2″ square. I’m going to post a picture on Instagram with Nicola at @bumblestitches for her stitch along, #pocketfullofposiessal. It’s a stitch along during April for any design with flowers.

I also finished another spring piece, the small in Bloom Chalk Full by Hands On Design and Priscilla Blain. I stitched it on 16 ct. black Aida with all the called for threads. Of the six charts I have in the series, I’ve now stitched 5 of the smalls (only one of the jars, but one day I’ll get to them).

For the finish, I used two mat boards covered with batting. To get the oval shape, I made a template by measuring the rectangle size I wanted, drawing it on paper, then using a circle template to curve the ends. I used paper scissors to cut the mat board, then an emery board to smooth the edges. I treated it like a round finish by using a running stitch around the edge of the entire stitched piece and pulling the thread over the back of the mat board. I attached the finish to a small wood sign that I picked up a year or so ago.

It looks pretty in my kitchen window! Another one for the #pocketfulofposiessal.

Remember last week, I told you that I wasn’t happy with the floss coverage for the Green Spring Saltbox because I was stitching 1 over 1 on 36 ct? Well I went back over what I had already stitched with another single thread and now I am much happier with the result. The design is a freebie by Melisa, Pinker n Punkin Quilting & Stitching.

Sorry for the wrinkles!

I spent my morning stitching time this past week working on Salute to Abigail instead of Scenic Farm. I think I made good progress on it. I finished the right hand corner and then moved to the left side. I stitched the bird and flag then started on the left border. I am afraid I might run out of the red, CCW Cupid, so I’m leaving the berries until end. If I have too, I can use a DMC equivalent because most of the berries are either the darker or lighter red, not blend into one or the other.

I went back to Scenic Farm on Monday morning, but have only put in a few strands of the sky. I’ll show progress on it next time. I think that’s it for now. I hope you all have a great rest of your week and thanks for stopping by.

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10 Responses to WIP Wednesday, April 14, 2021

  1. Little Quiltsong says:

    I just love all your finishes and how you have them displayed – so, so pretty, Brenda!


  2. patsystitch@gvtc.com says:

    All are pretty but Spring Time is gorgeous!


  3. Elizabeth Porter says:

    So pretty are all your Spring pieces.


  4. Suzanne says:

    I have my Salute to Abigail kitted and ready, yours looks great and encourages me to make time to start.
    Your new Spring pillow is gorgeous and the Minki Kim fabric is perfect for the finish. Your Spring basket looks good.
    All in all, this post has inspired me to get busy stitching. Thank you.


    • Brenda says:

      Thank you so much Suzanne! I have really enjoyed stitching Salute to Abigail and hope you will enjoy it just as much. Just a word of caution, I don’t know what size fabric you will be stitching it on, but for the red at least, it has taken at least two skeins of CCW (5 yards) for the red. I’m stitching 2 over 2 on 32 ct.


  5. Lydia says:

    Love the finishes and my StoA is so close to being finished.


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