Work in Progress Wednesday

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


  1. Sharon it IS interesting to see how your hussif is progressing and also it reminds me of stitches I forget to do, The Raised Cross stitch flower is one of them.
    I haven’t done anything lately on my hussif as I goofed with the inner and outer size. The first was made at home, the outer at my DD’s place where I guessed the size needed and later found it is narrower than it should be.
    I’m almost caught up with my projects and hope to get back to the hussif next week.

  2. I have made progress on my Elizabeth but am up to my ears in veggies and fruit!!! If I can, I will post a picture of my progress.
    Love what you have done so far. I want to start a new project that is surface embroidery but I must finish something first!

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