WIP Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Hello Everyone! I’m back with my weekly stitching update plus a new cross stitch challenge for the summer. Let’s start with the challenge.

If you’re a stitcher, you probably watch some Flosstube (YouTube Cross Stitch videos). In the most recent video of Colorado Cross Stitcher, Sheri introduced us to her Cross Stitch Camp Challenge. The challenge will be to start and finish (not fully finish) a new cross stitch design in June, July and August. She will track progress on Instagram and you can find all the information in the first 15 minutes of the video. I hope some of you will join in with me as I try to meet the challenge for June, which is to stitch something that you have been inspired to stitch by someone else. That’s an easy one to pick, because there is so much eye candy on Flosstube, Instagram, and blogs. There is inspiration overload everywhere!

I think my pick will be Stitchy Stars by Lori Holt. I ordered it shortly after it was released and although Fat Quarter Shop did a stitch along, I haven’t started mine yet. I need to pick my fabric and floss before June 1 so I’ll be ready to go. I have heard others comment that there is a lot of stitching in those blocks, so I’ll have to come up with a plan to get it finished by June 30.

I now have most of a house in Scenic Farm. I was able to stitch most mornings this week and think I got a lot accomplished. It amazes me that I still want to stitch on this. I got a little tired of stitching the sky, but when it comes to stitching the buildings and trees, I am really enjoying it.

I finished the bottom band of Liberty Quaker by Misty of Luminous Fiber Arts. I’m stitching it on 28 ct blue evenweave. I didn’t realize that the blue was so washed out when I edited the picture. If you haven’t guessed, I’m making it into a drum or will try to. I have never made one before. I want to stitch one of the Quaker motifs from the pattern for the top.

I also finished my out of place leaf and stem on Gathering Berries, also by Misty. If I hadn’t mentioned it last week, or you knew the pattern really well, you would not know it wasn’t charted this way. There is another bird to stitch in the bottom corner and I just need to finish it!

My last piece I worked on this week is Flea Market Flowers by Lori Holt. You can see the full design in the picture with Stitchy Stars above. There was a lot of stitching in that first motif. I feel certain that this will take some time to stitch. You can see how I carry my threads when I’m stitching. I stitch with a 5″ tension hoop so when I come to a point where the design and thread will go past the hoop area, I run the thread under the back and out of the way so I don’t have to cut it. I also used the leftover threads from the pink flower to start another motif instead of throwing them away. I’m stitching this with the called for DMC on 40 ct Soft Porcelain from Luminous Fiber Arts.

I have pulled out my patriotic and summer quilts so I can start a little seasonal makeover in my decor. That will keep me busy for a day or two. We don’t have any firm plans for the weekend, but I’m sure we’ll find something fun to do. I hope you do too.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of your week!

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4 Responses to WIP Wednesday, May 26, 2021

  1. Little Quiltsong says:

    Wonderful progress – so awesome to see, Brenda!

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  2. Lydia says:

    Ah- love the way you carry the thread-genius!

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  3. Katherine in WV says:

    I enjoy your WIP Wednesday writings. Have you ever thought about using a larger hoop? It would eliminate hoop marks. Many years ago my husband suggested using a piece of plastic (like from a food storage bag) with a hole cut out in the middle between the fabric and the top hoop to keep the fabric clean since my hands tend to perspire. I submitted the suggestion to Leisure Arts and received $15 — enough to cover the next year’s subscription!

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    • Brenda says:

      That’s a great idea about using the plastic to keep the fabric clean! I used to use a 7″ hoop for embroidery, then changed to the 5″ hoop. When I started back up with cross stitch, the 5″ hoop just felt good in my small hands. I had a EZ Hoop (I think that’s the name) that I used for cross stitch. It had 2 larger hoops on it and could sit in your lap. I think that doing a lot of embroidery for several years just got me used to the smaller hoops.

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