Work in Progress Wednesday

Here I am, sitting  in my twirly chair waving to all four corners of the globe with my own mini challenge work in progress report. This week I started working on the large outer wrap of the  sewing caddy hussif. It is enjoyable to settle to larger piece after working the the fiddly pockets. I have started to embroider a few sections but as yet have not added beads to them.

To be honest I managed only a small bit of stitching this week as I am working on writing a book and my head has been La-La book land and its turned my brain to mush. Now I know talking about LA-LA book mush brain is probably not a good thing write about when describing writing a book but that is the truth of it.

Work in progress

Anyway here I am sharing my stitching progress as promised and I hope folks find watching the process interesting. The branch of  flowers is created by using a perle #5 cotton in up and down feather buttonhole which was a Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST)  challenge stitch.  Follow the link if you want to know how to work it.

The roses are created in hand dyed variegated perle # 5 cotton using another TAST stitch called Raised Cross stitch flower. These are quick effective and easy to do.

The next little motif is a spray. I marked out the stems using my Crazy Quilting Templates and then stitched the lines in stem stitch. The silk ribbon flowers and leafs are both created in leaf stitch.

They need to have beads added yet. I always work most of my embroidery first then add the beads later otherwise I have the constant frustration of catching my working thread on beads and buttons! It means things always look half done until the end when there is a flourish of beading and its done!

Work in progress

What have you done this week towards your stitching goals?

Leave a comment and let us know.

As a side note for those interested in the mini challenge:

The idea is that people design their own sewing caddy or hussif in any style of quilting or embroidery. The is no deadline.  I presented some informal guidelines here.
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


Work in progress Wednesdays

crazy quilt PocketI am waving this latest piece about in the air at the same time yelling at the top of my lungs, there is an eye candy warning ahead!

If you click on the image you will see a larger photo.

This is another of my pockets for my sewing roll, or hussif. Yes it is another step along the way to completing this project.

I thought readers would enjoy some close details.

These daisies are made of long cast on stitches. the feather stitch arms are topped off with bullion stitches. Both are worked in silk thread.

crazy quilt Pocket detail  1

The next detail on the pocket is trail of buttons and beads that spills over the seam.

 

crazy quilt Pocket detail  2

I used sequin flowers and bullion roses in this area of the pocket. crazy quilt Pocket detail  3

What have you done this week towards your stitching goals?

Leave a comment and let us know.
As a side note for those interested in the mini challenge:

The idea is that people design their own sewing caddy or hussif in any style of quilting or embroidery. The is no deadline.  I presented some informal guidelines here.
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


Work in Progress Wednesday

Work in progress crazy quiltingI have made a little progress this week and started another section on my hussif. As you can see the embroidery is only started but it is a start!

What have you done this week towards your stitching goals?

Leave a comment and let us know.
As a side note for those interested in the mini challenge:

The idea is that people design their own sewing caddy or hussif in any style of quilting or embroidery. The is no deadline.  I presented some informal guidelines here.
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

Work in Progress Wednesdays

I feel a little guilty as Work in Progress Wednesday is here, and I dont have anything to report as teaching my online class has taken all my time. Hopefully next week things will have settled a little and I will have something to share.

I  am opening up this post for those who use the weekly progress challenge to help them progress their stitching goals

The aim with Work in Progress Wednesdays (WIP Wednesdays) is to encourage people to complete  languishing projects or WISPs (Works in Slow Progress) or completing UFOs (unfinished objects) or those in the process of de-stashing.

So if you have something you want to share please do! Leave a comment below.