Firstly before we get into this weeks WIP Wednesday, my DSLR is dead and I don’t think I brought the charger when we moved in with my sister with all the lockdowns. I’ll see if we can pop home and find it before the next one because oh dear can you tell these photo’s were taken with my iPad. Anyway onto the show!
Wow I feel like this week I’ve been bitten by the cross stitch bug above and beyond what I was expecting. I’ve been looking at so many amazing projects on Instagram that they are making me want to stitch all the things and I defiantly want to do stitch may-nia which you can probably already guess at because yes I have some more stash to show you.
This week additions to my stash include much needed linen outside of my default 32ct, so I got an off white and then a lovely handdyed dark one. Now when it comes to the patterns firstly I have an ongoing shopping list within Peakside Needleworks cart, where I add the next couple of patterns I want, which this time happened to be Pumpkin Spice Farm (there was only 1 left so I HAD to have it) and Winter in Baltimore because I love the idea of the oval box, though I do think finding one over here is going to be difficult. I’ve had a hunt and I think my best bet will be stitching up the pattern and then just buying a load of random boxes close to the size given and see which one fits better.
Now my little cart was awaiting the next pattern to be put up from the needlework expo which just happened to be I Love You To Death and I clicked onto order before I could even think about it. I love love love this pattern and cannot wait to stitch it up to death. It’s going to be the most perfect pattern to go up on our hallway art wall.
Now onto my WIP’s, thankfully at the moment, I don’t have to many and I finished one WIP from last week was the Hearts and Bunnies.
My first WIP is a new one, this is “Keeper of the Pins” by Little House Needleworks and I started this over the Easter weekend as I’d been chomping on the bit. I started it on my French country mocha linen as a starter but just didn’t like it so now it’s on French Country Latte and I feel much happier about it. I’m actually hoping to have this one finished really soon as it’s such a treat stitching up.
My next WIP is this cutie, stitched 1 over 1 and its an additional pattern which came with Oh Bee Hive, I knew I wanted to stitch one up at least and was tempted to have a go at a smaller scale. I stopped stitching this after a while because you would never believe how many times I had to re-do the blue border to the left, I think I spent 2 whole days doing it and removing it. Boy was I having some difficulties.
Maybe I’ll pick it up again this week but I’m unsure.
I’ve still got my Oh Bee Hive and Scary Apothecary as WIP’s, I’ve just done nothing on them, though my Pumpkin thread has arrived for Oh Bee Hive and I’ve ordered more linen from Crafty Kitten which is going to take months to get here, so at least I’ve got a while to finish off the Cauldron Cleaner and decide on how I want to finish them.
So that’s it for now, I expect in the coming weeks that I’m going to get a lot more WIP’s on the go if I cannot wait for Stitch May-nia as I’ve just bought the linen and threads for 11 patterns. I did have some difficulty finding some of the called for threads for the patterns above and the ones I’m wanting to stitch next which is annoying but I’m hoping I might be able to substitute them ok and if not I’ll just stitch till a point when I need the threads and then put it aside till I can get my hands on them.
Right onto putting all my threads into an excel sheet so I can start being more organised! Wish me luck!