WIP Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Hello Everyone! How is your week going? I’ve been pretty busy here!

We were gone last Monday through Friday, camping at Douthat State Park, so I had multiple loads of laundry when we returned. We had campfires and it was cold, so blankets and jackets all had to be washed, too. This is a sneak peek of the highway leading into the area. We had a great time and did lots of hiking. I’ll share more pictures with you later this week.

While camping, I started three new cross stitch projects, one for each day we were there.

The first day, I started Flea Market Flowers by Lori Holt. I’m stitching it on Luminous Fiber Arts’ 40 ct Soft Porcelain, and love how the DMC looks on this linen and it’s so tiny. I stitched one day at camp and one day at home. I think I’m going to enjoy stitching this. I’m keeping it in the project bag I made using the Canning Season block form Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage book.

The next day, I started Liberty Quaker by Misty of Luminous Fiber Arts. What a difference. This is on 28 ct evenweave by Artiste. I rarely stitch on 28 ct because I like my projects to be smaller and to have better floss coverage, but it does stitch up faster than the higher count fabrics. I’ve stitched on it for several days and only need to stitch the star and bottom border for part one. Can you guess how I might be finishing it?

On the third day, I started Sarah Jane’s 1776 Saltbox.

I just have a small start on the house and haven’t had a chance to get back to it, Liberty Quaker has just been so fast to stitch. I’m keeping it in my project bag with Lori Holt’s block Old Glory also from the Farm Girl Vintage book; very appropriate for a patriotic project. I’m stitching it on 32 ct Parchment from Weeks Dye Works. This is one of the free designs that Melisa shares often on her site.

While I was riding along, I worked on Gathering Berries, also by Misty. I finished the border while traveling, then worked on the bottom leaf after we returned home. Can you count? I apparently can’t. I counted 16 + 6 = 26, twice! I always count at least twice, sometimes more if a motif is starting out in the middle of nowhere. When I realized I was way off, I stitched the star to see if I can work the stem in with the leaf where it is. I can so I’m not ripping it out. Since the rest of the design doesn’t depend on it’s placement, I’m going to let it go.

I also continued to work on Scenic Farm early in the morning at the camp site. Since the mornings were cold, we didn’t go out too early. I finally got to the point where it was getting difficult to stitch near the bottom…

…so I moved the hoop and did a lot of work on the house. There are at least 7 colors so far and several of them blends. It’s a little slow going, but I’m enjoying building the house.

I will continue to work on this group of projects until a few are finished then move on to something new. I also started making a new fabric purse and hope to have a finish to show you on Sunday.

I hope you have a great rest of your week and thanks for stopping by.

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3 Responses to WIP Wednesday, May 19, 2021

  1. Little Quiltsong says:

    The scenery is so beautiful – the green so vibrant! Love all your stitching – wow, you have come so far in each one. Love seeing all your progresses – lovely work on each. I’ve been so busy binding my quilts, but need to start another cross-stitch again too.

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  2. Lydia says:

    Wow- you’ve got a lot of stitching going on!

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  3. Pingback: WIP Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | The Quilting Nook

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