Category Archives: Cross-Stitch and Needlework

WIP Weds: Prairie Schooler Stitching

I needed a break from big stitching projects, so I went through my stash of cross-stitch charts and pulled out the “Evergreen” pattern by The Prairie Schooler. I am stitching the motifs as separate ornaments rather than as one big … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: Pinch Purse Completed

Hold on because this is going to be an image-heavy post. I finished my pinch purse this week. After I finished stitching the little ribbon embroidery motifs, I had to cut out the fabric pieces. Then I had to cover … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: Ribbon Embroidery Motifs

In this week’s WIP Wednesday update, I finally dove in and stitched the ribbon embroidery design that I choose onto the two sides of my future pinch purse. I choose a little motif from the pattern book I showed in … Continue reading

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Ribbon Embroidery Books and Tutorials

I have started the ribbon embroidery on my challenge project for my embroidery guild. But, I have never tried ribbon embroidery before, so I have been seeking out what resources I can to help me along. Today I am sharing … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: All Shall Be Well is Finished!

Yes, it seemed like this day would never happen. My limited stitching time, due to a busy day job and other commitments, means I feel like I stitch at a glacial pace sometimes. But, I made it. I have completed … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: All Shall Be Well (Soooo close!)

These are the days I curse my day job for taking away so much potential stitching time. I am very close to completing the All Shall Be Well cross-stitch piece, but I have not quite finished. Over this past weekend … Continue reading

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Pinch Purse Challenge Project: Decisions, Decisions

I have not made a real start on the pinch purse summer challenge project for my embroidery guild. I need to figure out what fabric I am going to use, and then I need to select a design for the … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: All Shall Be Well, Part 1,000

Backstitching is happening here on the “All Shall Be Well” cross-stitch quotation. Once upon a time, I didn’t like to do backstitching. I thought it was tedious and boring. But, it makes such a difference in a project. Here is … Continue reading

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Pinch Purse Summer Challenge Project

Every summer my embroidery guild group comes up with a challenge project for members to complete, if they wish. Last year the challenge project was to complete a patriotic-themed piece, and I stitched the “Liberty Stars” counted canvaswork project. This … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: Backstitching Begins on All Shall Be Well

I am still stitching my “All Shall Be Well” cross-stitch project. But, I have made some progress since my last update a couple weeks ago. I have completed all of the full and fractional stitches in the pattern. Now all … Continue reading

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