Hello Everyone and welcome to Works in Progress Wednesday. I’m a little later in the day than usual, but we’ve had a pretty busy week and I’ve been getting in more sewing time which is taking a way a little bit of stitching time. I hope you all had a nice weekend. We had a busy, but fun one.
On Saturday, we went to a winery just northeast of us and watched about an hour of a Dock Dog competition. There were all breeds of dogs and all levels of jumpers. A few looked so excited to go jump, then they would get to the end of the dock and do a tiny little splash into the water at the end of the dock. We had fun, but once the sun got high overhead, we retired to the tasting room patio.
We went with my brother-in-law and his wife and took a picnic lunch. It wasn’t too hot and we enjoyed a couple of hours there, listening to a band play. The dogs could practice in the lake above, so we had a good time watching them there, too.
On Sunday, I stayed home and enjoyed a long day of quilting while my husband went to Winchester with his brother. They had a few bands playing there, but I thought a day to myself would be nice. On the 4th, we went to a nearby small town for a late afternoon parade. We were able to sit on the porch of a local inn and be at show center for the parade. Afterwards, we had dinner, but went home before the fireworks. With only one way in and out, we didn’t want to get entangled with a lot of traffic. Needless to say, my husband was tired after his very busy weekend and I ran a few errands for him on Tuesday while I was doing a few of my own.
As far as the stitching goes, I only worked on three things last week. I do apologize for not pressing my three projects, but I just didn’t have time.
First up is Land That I Love by Teresa Kogut. I finished the berry bowl under the eagle and stitched the side border vine, twice! I counted from the flower that was stitched and when I tried to match the small horizontal border with the vine, I was off by one. My mistake is in the flower stem, but at this point it’s staying. I’m glad I checked because I would not have been happy if I went to the bottom and then have to rip it all out.
I continued to make progress on Seasons of the Heart – Summer by With Thy Needle and Thread. I’ll be stitching the big flag above the house in the next go round of working on it.
I started a new small, Red, White and Bloom on the trip to Lancaster last week. I was able to stitch most of the basket in the car. The designer is Cherry Hill Stitchery and I purchased a couple of her patterns in her Etsy shop. She has some cute ones.
My plan is to finish both Red, White and Bloom and Seasons – Summer this week. I need to start my July Cross Stitch Camp project, too.
I’m going to be stitching at least the middle banner, but hopefully the third banner this month. The theme for the month is a different finish besides framing. I have never made a banner and thought this was a good choice, plus it will encourage me to get them finished.
That’s it for me today. I hope you have a good rest of your week and thanks so much for stopping by!