WIP Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Hello Everyone and welcome back to Works in Progress Wednesday. I have just a few cross stitch updates to share with you today. I would have more, but I forgot to take a picture of one and I took a picture of one and the lighting was so bad I didn’t want to use it. I started taking the pictures when the morning sun was coming into the family room, but in the few minutes I was taking them, the sun was gone and it was cloudy. I’ll have more progress and pictures for you next week.

First up today is Birds and Berries. I haven’t shown this for weeks, but I did finish stitching the watering can. I’m going to backstitch before moving on to another section and it will make a huge difference in what it looks like. Since I only usually work on it one day a week, it will be several weeks before you see it again. Birds and Berries is a Dimensions kit and I did change the fabric from 14 ct white Aida to 32 ct Antique White linen.

Next up is Land That I Love by Teresa Kogut. I finished the dish and started on the border underneath it. I really do enjoy stitching this one every morning. I’m stitching it on 40 ct Alabaster by Zweigert using most of the called for colors. The only one I’ve changed so far is DMC 712 to DMC 739. The 712 was too light for the fabric.

I had two new starts this past week. Patriotic Rose was started for Cross Stitch Camp with Colorado Cross Stitcher, but is the one with a terrible picture. I may try again on a brighter day and post it on Instagram. The other start is Seasons of the Heart – Summer by With Thy Needle and Thread. It’s a small start which is going to get smaller. After stitching the windows, I started on the house and stitched the top two rows in the correct color, CCW Campfire. When I picked it back up again, I stitched the rest of the red section in DMC 22. It’s not that noticeable here, but you can see the difference when looking at it in person. All of that will have to come out. I’m using the DMC 22 for the red in the flags. The chart calls for CCW Chili Pepper, but mine was way too orange looking. We’ll see what progress I can make on it this week.

That’s it for today. Pretty short post, but I’ll have more for you next week, maybe even a finish. Thanks for stopping by!

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8 Responses to WIP Wednesday, June 8, 2022

  1. Robin says:

    You do such lovely work! Can’t wait to see the backstitching for the lettering on Birds and Berries.

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  2. Little Quiltsong says:

    Love seeing your progress each week. The Birds and Berries is so very cute with the Cardinal. Cardinals are one of my favorite to spot, and our daughter actually has a Cardinal nest in their tree. Also love how the flag in ‘Land That I Love’ really seems to be waving in the wind – beautiful design.

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    • Brenda says:

      Thanks so much, Sigi! We had a least four pairs of Cardinals at our feeders in Georgia. I haven’t put any feeders out here, but I see them at my neighbors feeder when I sew.

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  3. dorsic says:

    Love the birds and berries! You make me want to try my hand at counted cross stitching again. I gave it up years ago when i started having eye problems, but I have always loved it!

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    • Brenda says:

      Thank you so much. Our eyes definitely seem to age before the rest of our bodies. I use a magnifier on higher count fabric but am finding that when I stitch first thing in the morning, I have even more trouble focusing.

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  4. Lydia says:

    Great progress-I’m finding more time for stitching. Very therapeutic-unless you have to take stitches out!

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