Work in Progress Wednesday

Ha I am feeling self satisfied today as I have something to report. I have had time to do some hand embroidery on the pockets for my hussif!

Hussif sewing caddy pocket

This is the pocket that will hold a small pair of embroidery scissors. If you are viewing this on a computer you will probably be seeing it larger than life.

I am not sure if I shared this with you but it is a pocket for the stencils which are also done. Click on it for  larger view

Hussif sewing caddy pocket What have you done this week that takes you towards your stitching goals? Leave a comment and let us know.

As a side note for those interested in the min challenge: A hussif is a sewing roll or sewing kit or caddy but I gave a more detailed answer here . The idea is that people design their own hussifs. Any style of  quilting or embroidery is acceptable just make your hussif the hussif you have always wanted to own!  The is no deadline but aim for quality or give yourself a space for experimentation not simply tick off another project.  I presented some informal guidelines here .

For those who do crazy quilting one of the challenges this year on CrazyQuilting International is to create a hussif you may want to combine the two challenges. If you are a crazy quilter and working a hussif dont forget my give away tutorial on how to work decorative crazy quilt seams

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14 Responses to Work in Progress Wednesday

  1. Carol D says:

    Please tell me what the pink (or red) flower stitch is in the scissor pocket picture. I know what the cast on stitch is but not the other one. Thanks.

    • sharonb says:

      Carol as I said to Dana it the comment above it is a quarter buttonhole wheel with two bullion knot around the outer edge

  2. Hi Sharon. Your work is beautiful as always 🙂
    I was wondering what stitch is used for those pink bell-shaped thingies on one of the seams in the first pic? I really like it. Cheers, Dana.

    • sharonb says:

      Dana it is a quarter buttonhole wheel with two bullion knot around the outer edge- The can be effective if worked in finer thread too!

  3. Renee says:

    Your work is absolutely lovely! I do have a question. Did you attach the beads and then add the cast on flowers to the stencil pocket? (I just worked a similar seam and failed to leave enough room for a seed bead. Luckily, I had petite seed beads in the right color that fit. But, it made me wonder how you work yours.)

    I decided on a fabric and cut borders for the Winter/Christmas wall quilt I am working on this week. And, I made more progress on my cross-stitch.

    • sharonb says:

      Renee I worked the cast on stitch first then added the bead – Unless I am doing one of the beaded stitches I always bead last

  4. Janie says:

    Beautiful work Sharon. I have finished a sewing kit, #1 of 3 in a series I call my “Prairie” sewing kits or hussifs. I have just started my #2 and I am getting the basic stabilizing part done. You can see it here,

  5. Angela says:

    So beautiful! A sense of accomplishment sure feels good! I have my May block just about finished.

  6. Annet says:

    Good to see you had time to add some stitches to your hussif! No progress on my TAST 2012 fabric book this week.

  7. Lady Locust says:

    I’m not sure how you do it, but your work is always just so beautiful.

  8. a bit more progress which you can see on my blog.

  9. Pamela says:

    Such pretty details!

    I worked on one of the hussif pockets this week –


  10. Maureen says:

    I finally found some time to add things to my hussif. Now it’s started I hope to keep up with the additions.

    A photo is at

  11. queeniepatch says:

    Even before working the TAST sampler for #115 Whipped Long Tail Chain, I added it to the Swedish cushion and this week’s WIP!
    I think it is a STAR stitch! Thank you Sharon!

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