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WIP Wednesday: Handwork


I spent the past weekend on retreat with some quilty friends from around the midwest—Faith, Anna, Holly, Jeni, and some newer friends too. While it was definitely a sewing retreat, I guess I just wasn’t motivated to pack up my sewing machine and all my fabric and supplies, so I brought a couple of handwork projects with me instead.

Last week I did a little embroidery with my daughter and her friend, which inspired me to try something new to me: Cross-stitch. I picked up Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery’s Summer Sampler pattern and got as far as one whole square finished. See, it’s a camper! : ) Faith asked me as I was working on it, “Do you think you’ll ever finish that?” Gotta be honest/realistic: I kinda doubt it. LOL. But it’s fun for now! And I do like having a TV-watching project. So we’ll see how far I get.

I also got this knitting project back out. Some of you might remember I knitted a Christmas stocking last year right before the holidays that turned out ridiculously, comically oversized. So I’m starting over with smaller needles, and this attempt looks a lot more reasonable so far. I made some good progress on it this weekend—maybe I’ll even have one done in time for Christmas!

Okay, so what are you working on this week? Let’s see it!


1. Link up any blog post or Instagram photo from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. To link an Instagram photo, click the “Add Your Link” button below, then click on the Instagram icon at the bottom of the screen that pops up. You should then be able to select any of your recent Instagram photos. Where it says “Link,” use the URL of your Instagram feed (for example, my URL is www.instagram.com/lee.a.heinrich). Please hashtag your IG post #wipwednesday.
3. If you are linking to a blog post, please link back here to my blog somewhere in your post.
4. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links, either IG or blog—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!
12 replies
  1. Karisma
    Karisma says:

    Handwork is where my heart seems to be too. It is such a wonderful pace right now. I am working through a Pumpkin cross stitch project myself. Their patterns are so cute! =) Thank you so much for hosting this link up. It is such an amazing way to see what other people are working on, and in turn be motivated in working towards that finish. Thanks! Happy Sewing!

  2. SuperMomNoCape
    SuperMomNoCape says:

    That's a cute little camper. I admire anyone who has the patience to even try cross-stitch. While I love to embroider, I discovered years ago that cross-stitch isn't for me.

    And good for you starting over on the knitted stocking!


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