WIP Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Hello Everyone and welcome to Works in Progress Wednesday where I share my cross stitch progress for the week. I’ve only worked on three things this week, but made good progress on all of them.

Let’s start with a new start.

Since this past weekend was the first one in June, I joined in the #bbweekendsal hosted by Brenda and the Serial Starter on YouTube. Since I didn’t have a current Blackbird Designs project going on, I chose a new one from the Sewing Club Book. It’s called “In My Garden”. I’m stitching it on 36 ct Winter Moon from Zweigert, 1 over 2. I’m using some of the called for colors and substituting DMCs and a few others to make it look more like the picture.

Here is the weekend’s progress. I only worked on it and thought I got a good start. It will fit into a 5″ x 7″ frame when I’m finished, so it’s a nice small size. I’ll see how I do on some of my other WIPs to decide if I get back to this before the first weekend in July.

Next up is Stitchy Stars by Lori Holt. This is my project for #CrossStitchCamp hosted by Sheri of Colorado Cross Stitcher. I have decided to stitch and hang it vertically. I also completed the same quilt block in Sherri and Chelsi fabrics. I’m stitching on 32 ct Lt Mocha from Zweigert, 2 over 2, using floss to match the quilt fabric.

Yesterday, I finished another section (top to bottom) of Scenic Farm. Love, love love it! I think I’ll move back over to the barn and work on that section next. I do need your opinion for those who follow along regularly. Do you see the white showing through on the background trees to the left of the stone house? If you remember, that is supposed to be four strands of floss (half stitches). That was the first area I stitched and only stitched with 2 strands. I went back over with one strand, but I think I’m going to have to do some of it with another strand. It’s been pressed several times, so I don’t know how much more those gaps will close up. What do you think; add another strand or leave it? Behind the house and next to the barn are stitched with 4 strands.

I put Scenic Farm on the design wall so I could get a good picture, but then I looked at it from a little ways away and thought we needed a picture of what it will look like on a wall one day. I have worked on it in the mornings for almost every day for 6 months now. I think I’m going to take the rest of the week off from Scenic Farm and work on Sarah Jane’s Saltbox house by Pinker ‘n Punkin Quilting and Stitching. I really want to get it fully finished soon.

For the rest of the week, I’ll continue to work on Stitchy Stars and try to get some stitches in on Flea Market Flowers, too. I may also take a day or two to fully finish some of my finishes. They are starting to pile up.

I hope you all have a great rest of your week and weekend. Happy stitching and quilting and thanks for stopping by.

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8 Responses to WIP Wednesday, June 9, 2021

  1. Little Quiltsong says:

    Love how you are sewing and cross-stitching the Stitchy Stars. Very pretty. Also love how far you have come with the Scenic Farm Cross-stitch. I actually would leave it the way it is. It looks like sunlight shining through that section of the trees, and does not look like you did less stitches there. Love this beautiful piece.


  2. Evelyn says:

    I also think you should leave it as is. Adds a bit of contrast to that area. Looking very nice!


  3. Marita says:

    Scenic Farm looks absolutely gorgeous!


  4. Lydia says:

    It really looks great out of the hoop and like a real scenic farm. Probably should just leave it.


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