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WIP Wednesday: 30for30 Crafting

Because I am nearing the end of the X-Files cross stitch (and the progress is seeming less and less dramatic) there is no big progress shot for today’s WIP Wednesday. Instead, I invite you to check out the #30for30crafting tag on the PDX-Stitch Tumblr, where I’ll be posting a WIP picture every day through the month of May! The #30for30crafting tag is part of a challenge to craft for at least 30 minutes a day, for 30 days. May has 31 days, but #30for31 is not as catchy.

I lied when I said there would be no pictures of the X-Files stitching. Here is a beautiful, completed corner:

I Want to Believe X-Files cross stitch up close

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WIP Wednesday: More than 88.2% Complete

Another Wednesday, another progress shot of my X-Files cross stitch:

I Want to Believe X-Files cross stitch progress shot April 28 2015

A few days ago I calculated how finished I was: 55,572 stitches complete out of 63,180 total (that’s 88.2%!). I’ve done at least a thousand stitches since then, so that puts me over the 90% mark! Sometimes I need numerical reassurance that it will be done at some point.

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WIP Wednesday: Old and New

Today for Work in Progress Wednesday I have an old project and a new one:

X-Files I Want to Believe work in progress

First the old — but with new, beautiful text!

April flower of the month work in progress

And the new project, April’s Flower of the Month.

This flower of the month is much harder than March’s, the pinks look too similar and it gives me a headache. It doesn’t help that it’s been rather dark and cloudy recently. But today it is sunny, and so is the forecast through the weekend, so there should be plenty of light for stitching!

What are you working on today?

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WIP Wednesday: Don’t Stop Believing

Another week and another progress shot of the X-Files poster cross stitch:

x-files cross stitch work in progress april 1

Now with letters!

As you can see, I completed the sky and started on the final bit: the lettering at the bottom. I decided that I wanted to fill in the letters with white stitching, not just leave the white canvas to show, so it will take me a bit longer. But what’s another few thousand stitches when you’ve already done so many?

What are you working on this Wednesday? Share in the comments!

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WIP Wednesday: I Still Want to Believe

I was so hoping to be able to share my X-Files cross stitch with a completed sky today, but life kept happening and getting in the way, so I am only almost mostly done with the sky:

X-Files cross stitch work in progress photo for March 25

Apologies for the meh lighting, but if I waited for a not-overcast day in Portland, you wouldn’t see pictures until July.

The good news is that the life that kept happening was pretty exciting: looking for tutoring jobs, making pesto, and listing several patterns in my brand-new Craftsy shop!

pattern shop button

There are even more cross stitch chart/patterns that I want to put up there, some all ready to go and some are still just ideas in my head. So, visit early & visit often — just like voting! And don’t forget to share your own works in progress today, here in the comments or over on Tumblr.

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WIP Wednesday: I Want to Believe

It’s Wednesday, which means taking a look at my cross stitch work in progress. This week, like dozens of weeks before, I’m working on a cross stitch rendition of Mulder’s “I Want to Believe” poster from the X-Files.

X-Files I Want to Believe cross stitch in progress

This has been a WIP since July 2014, when I first made the pattern and brought home dozens of skeins of floss (mostly DMC 168 for the sky). The finished size will be 270 by 234 stitches on 18 count aida (that’s 63,180 stitches). Hopefully next week I will finish the sky and start on the lettering.

What projects are you working on this week? Share in the comments!

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