WIP Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Hello Everyone! Wow, it’s already December! Where has the fall gone. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. We had a lovely day with my parents, son and brother-in-law and his wife. Now it’s time to get ready for the Christmas Season.

I’ve managed to get a little quilting and sewing done, a few small gifts have been started so those will have to be shown at the end of the month. I’ve been mostly stitching, though, since I stitch early in the morning and after dinner. Since my last stitching update, I’ve had a few finishes and some new starts. I also have a few new things ready to start soon.

First the finishes. If you missed my last Sunday post, I did show the finished Scenic Farm before I took it to be framed.

On the left is Joyeux Noel by JBW designs. I started it two years ago and worked on it in December of 2019 and 2020. It’s stitched on 28 ct Aztec Red by Wichelt using DMC Blanc and stitched 1 over 1. On the right is Christmas Eve Saltbox by Melisa of Pinker N Punpkin Stitching. I used 32 ct Winter Wishes from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie and is stitched with a combination of Sulky, DMC and one hand dyed floss, 2 over 2. Both of these are sitting on the pile to be finished, which is getting pretty high now.

Now for my WIPs.

I have made a little more progress on Home for Christmas by Plum Street Samplers, finishing the top row of stars and continuing to stitch the pomegranates. I’m stitching this 1 over 2 on 36 ct Cinnamon Toast, hand dyed by Luminous Fiber Arts using most of the called for threads. I changed the white to B5200 and used two strands for the snow flakes. The colors in the picture are a little darker than in real life. I’ll try to take a picture in natural light next time to show how pretty the fabric is. I’m going to work my way down on both sides before starting the house.

I finally finished the 1 over 1 stitching on the words on the Peace on Earth Sampler by Cottage Garden Samplings. I started this on my birthday in July 2019 and have worked on it sporadically. For the past few weeks, I have been stitching the words. I am going to continue to work on it several days a week through the season. It’s stitched on 32 ct Vintage Country Mocha, 1 over 2 (except the words). I’m using most of the called for colors, but had to substitute a few. This is my first sampler and like the other two I have going, it is a slow process for me. I like to work on several things at a time, and because they are larger, it is taking longer to get them finished. I thought of making this my morning stitch, but I decided to make Home for Christmas my morning stitch because I really want to finish it soon.

My new start is Happy Christmas by the Prairie Schooler. This is another chart that I’ve had for a couple of years and decided it was time to start it. I’m stitching it with the called for 18 ct black Aida and all the called for threads except the red where I substituted DMC 3777 for DMC 355. I am enjoying stitching this one, although Aida is usually not my favorite. I’m so used to working over 2 threads, that trying to find the correct hole for my needle can be challenging, especially on the black. I do seem to pull out my thread more often to fix my stitches.

To be started soon…

The Prairie Schooler’s December, stitched on LFA 32 ct Macchiato Lugana with most of the called for colors.

A Cardinal’s Carol by Misty of LFA, stitched on 32 ct White linen from Zwiegert using most of the called for colors. I am changing the bells to be gray because one of my favorite Christmas songs is “Silver Bells”. This will probably be the next start.

And finally, The Cookie Exchange, a mystery stitch by Hands On Design that starts today. I have all the called for floss, but will need to see the first part before deciding on a fabric color. I think the color called for is in an aqua/teal range. The only color I have that is similar is 25 ct Lugana. I’m not sure that stitch count will work.

This week I plan on basting the County Fair quilt, but when I checked the weather earlier, the warm day is supposed to also be a very windy day. Because I spray baste, I want to baste outside because the spray can leave a residue. I will also continue to stitch all the above and start one more new thing. I’m also going to set aside some time to start fully finishing some of the cross stitch pieces. AND I need to start with the Christmas decorations. It looks like it’s going to be a busy week ahead.

For fun stuff with my husband, we are planning on attending a Christmas parade in a nearby town. I’m looking forward to that. I haven’t been to a parade in a long time. We also got our booster shot Tuesday morning. As of this writing (Tuesday afternoon), no side effects, but we will see how that affects my plans, too.

I hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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1 Response to WIP Wednesday, December 1, 2021

  1. Lydia says:

    So many fun WIPs. A parade sounds like so much fun-it’s been a while for me too.


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