Hello Everyone and welcome back to another Works In Progress Wednesday. Are you are feeling like my husband and I are? It’s August already and soon fall will be here. Where has this year gone? It’s not like our days are packed all the time. They just seem to go by fast. And I still want to get some more summer stitching and sewing in before I think about fall. Maybe August will seem slower.
This week, I do have a new start and one I will start soon. And there is some progress on my WIPs but not as much as I had hoped.
I finished the top portion on Red She Said by Hands On Design. I need to finish the bottom part of the pennant which should only take one evening to do.
On Flea Market Flowers by Lori Holt, I finished the two right bottom flower motifs and started adding more of the framing. I think I’ll go ahead and finish the frames because that’s not my favorite to do then it will be done. I am really enjoying the flower stitching though. I’m stitching on 40 ct Soft Porcelain by Luminous Fiber Arts so it’s much smaller than the stitched model on the cover. I was going to frame this piece, but I’m rethinking that. You’ll have to wait to see what I do with it.
I was ready to start something new, so I selected Seasons of the Heart – Summer by the Blue Flower. It’s just a small start but I would like to get it finished this month. My copy is from Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher Magazine, Summer 2021 and it has been released as an individual pattern now. The fabric is 40 ct Lt Mocha linen and I’m using the called for DMCs.
My upcoming start is for August’s Cross Stitch Camp. It’s Quaker Star Delight by Jeanette Douglas. The theme this month is try a new designer or fabric or thread. I have never stitched anything by Jeanette and I really liked this design. I’m stitching the pin keep on a leftover piece of the 40 ct Soft Porcelain. I didn’t have all the called for colors so I substituted from my thread collection. You can see from the piece of fabric that it will not be very big and those tiny buttons were included with the pattern. I’m thinking this will be pretty quick to stitch and I’ll start it one day this week.
I saw several floss tubers show I Love Fall Most of All by Brenda Gervais and had to have it. I’m not 100% sure, but I think the only place you can purchase it is from Country Sampler. Since I was getting this chart, I went ahead and got Keeper of the Pins, too. There are several designs in the book that I would like to stitch. I wish there was an extra hour in the day so I could do everything I want to, though.
That’s it for now. I’m off to finish the band bags and I’ll have a few to show you on Sunday. I committed to making at least another 10 by the middle of August, too. And as of today, I’m now four blocks behind on Moda Blockheads 4. I don’t even have any fabric cut out. Maybe I can sneak in some cutting time over the weekend.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of your week.