WIP Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Hello Everyone and welcome to Works In Progress Wednesday! Today I’ll share a combination of cross stitch and sewing projects from the past week. I didn’t have enough quilting for a full post on Sunday and I spent two beautiful days away from home on Friday and Saturday, so I didn’t really have time to write one. We are still enjoying some pre-fall weather with our high temps in the 70’s. You can’t ask for better in August. This week we are planning a hiking trip still to be determined, but are looking forward to it.

Most of my sewing time for the past two weeks has been used to make these bags for a local high school band. I ended up making 23 of them from old band uniforms. When I first “volunteered” to make them, I didn’t know if it would be for charity or not. I did find out I will be paid for them, so that’s a happy bonus. They are just simple zipper pouches with a lining, but I did have to deconstruct parts of the uniforms which took time and buy a package of black zippers. The rest of the materials came from the uniforms including the lining and the straps.

After finishing the band bags, I started cutting fabric to make some project bags to put in my shop. I will have a mix of vinyl front bags and whole cloth bags. The brightly colored fabrics are Tula Pink’s Tiny Beasts. I received a small fat quarter bundle in a Sew Sampler Box from Fat Quarter Shop a few months ago and this is a good way to use the fabric. However, three of the prints are directional, so I had to be judicious in how I used the fabric. Those three bags will be pieced with some of my fabric and have a zipper on top instead of the front. The pumpkin fabric is Teresa Kogut’s Halloween Whimsy and I’ll be making a couple of bags from it. I expect to have the bags in the shop late next week.

I also started working on the four Moda Blockhead 4 blocks I had cut out a few weeks ago, but none of them are finished yet. And that’s it for my sewing!

I finished my August Cross Stitch Camp project hosted by The Colorado Cross Stitcher. Before I post pictures on Instagram, I do want to completely finish it as a pillow like it’s shown on the pattern cover. Those tiny little buttons came with the pattern. I would like to make the scissor fob, too. It will fit on that small piece of fabric, 40 ct Soft Porcelain, by Luminous Fiber Arts. I did find my small 3″ spring tension hoop so I’ll be using that when I stitch it.

I spent Sunday working on Birds and Berries, a Dimension’s kit. I finished the mug and started on the glass jar next to it. I was going to start on the backstitching for the mug, but the two are intertwined so I’ll wait until I have the jar finished to do that. I’m stitching this on 32 ct Antique White which I substituted for the 14 ct Aida.

Here is a reminder of what the finished piece will look like.

The last stitching piece I have to share this week is Flea Market Flowers. I finished up the bottom right block and started on the one next to the blue flower. I also took out the medium blue in the flower above that block. Next I’ll remove the other flower’s medium blue so I can restitch it in the dark blue, DMC 930. I have two more weeks of August and I still hope to finish it by the end of the month.

A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to The Emporium in Strasburg, which is huge. I was looking for a gift for my friend, a glass flower frog to put scissors in. I found one soon after we started exploring, but was also hoping to find one for me. After my husband saw what it was, he helped look, too and found a whole shelf of them on the other side of the store. Most were smaller than what I wanted but this one works well. I have it sitting on top of my thread storage units so it’s easy to grab a pair of scissors when I need them.

That’s it for me today. I hope you all have a good week and thanks for stopping by!

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3 Responses to WIP Wednesday, August 17, 2022

  1. Little Quiltsong says:

    Your stitching is coming along beautifully! Love seeing your progress. I’m in awe with the school uniform bags. That was a big, but special job. They look so good. Your glass scissor holder is so very cute, and love how handy it is for those little notions.


  2. Rita says:

    I love the Birds & Berries cross stitch. It will be beautiful!


  3. Lydia says:

    The Birds and Berries is going to be such a nice addition to your Christmas decor. I love my flower frog- am sure I’ll use it for both flowers and scissors!


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