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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!

LINK-UP RULES:

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!
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WIP Wednesday: Final Prep

T-minus one week and counting until I leave for Quilt Market, and my final prep is in full effect!

I got my second quilt back from Stephanie of Late Night Quilter, who did the gorgeous quilting for me. Eeek, love it so much! (This pattern is now available here!)
But you know what that means—it’s binding time.

And yes, I’m still working on the embroidered sign for my booth. It’s been slow going, but I’m still hoping to get it done!

And I started doing a practice run of building the booth in my garage. This is as far as I got yesterday. Today: Walls!

What are you working on? Let’s see it!

LINK-UP RULES:

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 Instagram icon at the bottom of the link-up screen, and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL is www.instagram.com/lee.a.heinrich). Please hashtag #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!
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WIP Wednesday: All Done.

WIP Wednesday is cancelled today, because I finished all 47 of my current WIPs this past week. That’s right, I’m done. With all the things. That unfinished baby quilt? Check. The Christmas quilt that I bought the fabric for five years ago and then never even cut into it? Yep—pieced, quilted, and bound, no problem. My Farmer’s Wife quilt that I started in 2011? Sure, why not. Knocked that one out last Thursday, easy peasey. All these years of writing WIP posts, and I never realized I could just bust these out in a week and be done with it! How silly of me!


Ha ha ha, JUST KIDDING!!! Happy April Fool’s Day! Don’t worry, I can assure you that all 47** of my current WIPs and UFOs are still very much intact. Fortunately or unfortunately, there’s as much reason as always for me to host WIP Wednesday. : )

Anyway. It’s Spring Break around here, so my kids are home with me this week, but I plan to be a piecing fool anyway, all week long, because my new pattern quilts have gots to gets done. Looking forward to showing you more when they get to the point of actually looking like something!

And I now have three letters done on my embroidered sign, 10 to go. It’s a little wrinkled from being on the frame, but you get the idea. I have a feeling this project really is going to take me right up until the deadline in May!

 

What have you been working on? Don’t be shy, let’s see it!

LINK-UP RULES:

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 Instagram icon at the bottom of the link-up screen, and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL is www.instagram.com/lee.a.heinrich). Please hashtag #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!
**May or may not be an accurate accounting of all my current WIPs. And I’m not telling whether it’s under or over. : )
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WIP Wednesday: Running In Place

Welcome to another blustery Wednesday!

Most of what I’ve been working on this week doesn’t lend itself very well to photographs. I’ve been doing a lot of designing, fabric selecting, yardage calculating, etc. A lot of time on the computer, in other words. My poor studio is feeling neglected. Hopefully I’ll be back in there this afternoon!

But I do have two whole letters done on my embroidered “Freshly Pieced” sign, and I’m moving on to the third. Two letters down, 11 to go! I can do this! Right?

What have you been working on? Don’t be shy, let’s see it!

LINK-UP RULES:

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 Instagram icon at the bottom of the link-up screen, and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL is www.instagram.com/lee.a.heinrich). Please hashtag #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!
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WIP Wednesday: For Starters

This past week was all mostly starting things and not finishing them. It’s a WIPpy week, I guess.

I’m making some test blocks for a potential new pattern. I like the block a lot, but I’m having trouble making color and print decisions on this one.

Started a gigantic embroidery project—literally. It’s going to be the sign for my booth at Quilt Market (hopefully, assuming I can finish it).

I am thrilled to be making something from this beautiful new book, The Paper-Pieced Home, from Penny of Sew Take a Hike, for the book’s blog hop. The blocks in this book are cute, cute, cute! Looking forward to showing you mine.

And these blocks are still taunting me from the design wall. Sigh.

What have you been working on? Don’t be shy, let’s see it!

LINK-UP RULES:

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 Instagram icon at the bottom of the link-up screen, and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL is www.instagram.com/lee.a.heinrich). Please hashtag #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!