Hello Everyone and welcome back to Works In Progress Wednesday. I only have three WIPs to share this week because of our trip. I have a few pictures for you of our trip to West Virginia, too.
I managed to get the bird finished on Gathering Clover by Luminous Fiber Arts. I’m stitching it on 32 ct Sparrow Lugana, hand dyed by Luminous Fiber Arts and stitching it with Cosmos 8024. The variegation goes from the limy green to a dark blueish green. I don’t always care for that dark green with some of the more grassy greens in a motif so I’m cutting those out. I will use those pieces in the clover motifs above the watering can. Just a note about the floss. Misty used Bell Soie silks which is a 12 stranded floss. I’m using a 6 stranded floss so I just started on my second skein. It’s something to be aware of if you stitch any of the “Gathering” designs.
Last week, I made a little more progress on Seasons of the Heart – Spring by The Blue Flower. Baby bunny now has Mama with him.
I made some decent progress on Winter Rose Manor by With Thy Needle and Thread. I finished the bottom border early in the morning on our trip when I could concentrate and then filled in the house while we were sitting and chatting in the afternoon. Unfortunately, I discovered that the right hand border from the bottom of the top right window is half a stitch off. Since it won’t take me long to re-stitch it, I’m going to take it out and redo it. This morning I started on the little trees at the bottom, I was getting a little tired of filling in the house. I’m hoping I can finish this by the second or third week of April.
Now for the trip. My sister-in-law rented a cabin for a weekend away to celebrate my brother-in-law’s (my husband’s brother) 60th birthday. There were six of us in a cabin that slept 10, and had five bedrooms. It also had nice basement game room and a great deck overlooking the river.
We spent Friday – Monday in the cabin on the Cacapon River near Berkley Springs, WV. It was just over an hour away from our house. We had an early check-in which was nice because we were able to enjoy that day outside. It was in the high 50’s and mostly sunny.
We had this view from the deck and sat out there for most of the afternoon with the fire table lit. My husband and his brother took some time to fish, but didn’t catch anything. We all took a little walk down to the public boat launch which looked like a good place to put in your kayaks when the weather is a little warmer!
We walked back on a trail near the river and the Virginia Bluebells were in bud. This one had a few blooms on it.
It was also a pretty view from the edge of the river. We crossed that mountain ridge to get to the cabin.
On Saturday, my husband and I drove into Berkley Springs for just a bit and I did pick up a treasure that I’ll share soon. On the way home, I managed to get this picture of the river as we were descending the mountain from Berkley Springs. Our cabin is down and around one of those far bends through the mountains.
As we turned onto our road, we saw this pair again. On the way in on Friday, they were in the road with a couple of Guinea Hens. We stopped and I rolled down the window to take a picture and Mr. Tom didn’t like that and spread his tail. It’s the closest I’ve gotten to a male turkey and I’m sure he belongs to someone because he didn’t move, just watched us.
Later that afternoon, we started getting snow squalls and the wind picked up, so that was the end of our outdoor time. We continued to have snow pellet showers on and off the rest of Saturday and all of Sunday. There was a nice indoor fireplace, so we were able to sit by the fire all day anyway.
We had a nice time and I gave my brother-in-law the Patriotic Rose cross stitch piece.
He’s a patriotic kind of guy!
I hope you all have a great week and happy stitching or quilting (or both)! Thanks for stopping by.