Cross Stitch Update

I had a bit of a slow week in the cross-stitch department. I had company over the weekend and typically I don’t stitch much when that happens. I was able to go back to work and on those three nights, I didn’t stitch as much either. I’m happy with what I got done though.

My biggest push was to work on my last Quaker Wisdom Berry. Over the previous month of so I was able to get two of them stitched. I just needed to get the last one stitched.

I am stitching these on the linen that came in the kit and all of the called-for overdyed flosses. I am happy to say I got the last one stitched so now all three are finished. YAHOO!! I am so happy because the next stitch along starts this week. I’ll tell you more about that at the end of the post.

Now the task is to fully finish them and turn them into strawberries. I haven’t done that before so I have to get a little braver. I’m hoping I’ll have time next week and just do it. I really don’t think it will be hard…just something new. I’ll be sure to take pictures and show you how I did it.

The biggest call to me this week was my Maker and Mender piece from With Thy Needle and Thread. I am stitching this on 40 Count Needle and Flax linen called Steinbeck. I am using all of the called for colors. I really love this piece a lot…so pretty!!

I really think I would have stitched on this monogamously but I really needed to finish the strawberry stitching. I love this one that much!! I didn’t get a lot stitched but enough that I’m starting to see the colors come together and I love it.

You might remember that I pulled out this piece, Tom Turkey Sampler, last week. It is a new start for me. I stitched two others from this bird series and have really liked them so it was time to stitch the turkey. I love having a project like this that is one color…is fairly easy and something I don’t have to concentrate so hard on. I do this stitching when I have company and I have kids running around. I’m stitching it on a 40-count Heartland by Picture This Plus linen.

I got quite a bit done for only stitching on it a bit one afternoon and again that evening. I was happy with my progress!!

I am using Classic Colorworks’ Used Brick. I didn’t have the called for color and decided rather than order one thing of floss to make something I already had work. I like the color so it’s all good.

I did pull out my Consider the Lilies. I only stitched on it one evening and only for an hour so there is little progress but I’ll take it!! I am stitching mine of 40-count Vintage Country Mocha. I am not stitching my one page a month that I had hoped for but I’m taking any progress I make as a victory. This week I worked more on the blue star. I’ll get that finished this week and get working on another motif.

I put zero stitches into my Pet All the Dogs. I am stitching this on 40-count Seraphim linen in the color Boston with the called-for colors.

Last week I was fairly certain that I was going to be stitching on it this week, but it never happened. With the busy week I had, it was easier to pull out the small pieces and work on them.

I plan to get a hoop pulled, a scissor, and needles together this week so I can start Redwork Pears on the 20th. I have one more week to work on other things and then it’s time for the stitch along to start. I’ll be happy to have this to stitch on. I like one-color pieces. I am saying this now without really having investigated the chart but I think these should stitch up fairly quickly.

My plan is to NOT stitch the ABC first because it’s my favorite. HA!! It will make me want to keep stitching so I can get to it.

If you missed the announcement on the Red Pear stitch along, you can read about it HERE.

Work really does cramp my cross-stitch life. I have to be up and awake at 5:30 am so that means I can’t stay up and stitch until 11 pm as I typically did. Oh well…it’s a sacrifice I have to make to put food on the table…It’s all good….and happily I like my job so that’s good too.

5 thoughts on “Cross Stitch Update”

  1. Beautiful progress Jo. Looking forward to seeing those berries come together. I stitched some in patriotic colors many moons ago and never got brave enough to completely finish them.

  2. With your busy schedule, any and all progress is good. Having multiple projects going is a great idea because there is always a project to work on that suits the time, whether it is family time, an appointment, or in the evening alone. Thanks for sharing.

  3. In spite of you saying not much progress, I think you have made good progress. All your work is so beautiful. I am looking forward to seeing how you finish the strawberries.

  4. You always choose the best patterns to stitch! I see them and I cannot resist! I add them to my Wishlist! I slowly buy them here and there!! I love the strawberries! However, I’d love to stitch all 3, one below the other and frame it to put on the wall in my living room! I love the words, they are so true!!
    I am a pretty fast stitcher, but then again maybe not, I think it’s just more that every time I sit down I’m reaching for my project! Lol!!
    I have the same rare neurological muscle disease Celine Dion has. The only place I can stitch comfortably, or sit in general, for that matter, is on my soft, pillow supported bed. Everything I do is centered from there, it has to be, so I always have my cross stitch projects right THERE! My led light is there as well as my TV, etc! Sometimes I have a very hard time forcing myself to stop stitching!
    I so enjoy seeing ALL your projects and love your desire to share all you stitch with us!! Despite your thinking you did not get much done, you have and it’s beautiful!!! Thank you for inspiring us, it’s priceless!!!

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