Monday, January 20, 2014

IHSW Results

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This past weekend was International Hermit and Stitch Weekend, and although I didn't *technically* hermit, I did get a good bit of stitching done.

Friends were in town, so the three of use doing a SAL on Spring Garden Gate got some work's where mine stood at the end of the weekend.
It seems like things went so fast once those crazy faux bullions were done!

The same three of us (plus one more) are working on a Rosewood Manor seasonal Quakers...two of us are doing Summer, one is doing Spring, and one is doing Winter. I finished the first motif...
I'd normally start in the center, but the pattern "insisted" that we start in the top left corner. I did make a change so that the flowers were blue...they were supposed to be orange, but orange and I don't get along. I spent a lot of time stitching every other color in that motif, so that I'd be able to "stand" the orange once it was amid the other colors, when I finally realized no one was making me stitch this thing exactly as charted! I'm much happier. =)

I finally managed to track down the elusive Lady Scarlet's Journey!
I didn't actually DO anything to it, but it felt like a victory tracking down the piece, charts and fibers, which were in three separate places (none of which were located where I thought they'd be).

I did make a small start on my small for the month, but there's not much to see yet. (Small start...heh.)

I have to show off my Christmas present from DF Teresa (finishing provided by DF Jean):
Isn't this the coolest cuff?? There are a couple more peacocks on either end. I'm a lucky girl. =)

We came, we stayed, we stitched.


Southpaw Stitcher said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. And you got a lot of stuff done! Congrats on "finding" Lady Scarlet's Journey!

EvalinaMaria said...

Well done on all projects. I love your peacock bracelet.

Julie said...

Lady Scarlet is beautiful, I have that stitched up and it sits in my 'what shall I do with it' drawer!
You are working on some beautiful things.
Pretty cuff from your friend.

Kerryp77 said...

Beautiful samplers. Lady Scarlett is stunning. I bet stitching with friends is great fun. Hope you're feeling better now too.

Joysze said...

That qualifies! I'm sure for a second here or there you were by yourself. ;)

Now, those bullions... holy cow, they're gorgeous! Love the colors SQ and LSJ ad that cuff is too cute, too cute. :D

Jackie's Stitches said...

Thankfully you found it and it no longer matters that it wasn't where you thought it was! I'm sure that is quite a relief.

Love the fabric you're stitching Spring Quakers on. You have a nice start. Life is too short to stitch with ugly fibers!

Mouse said...

ooo you had a very productive weekend ... glad you found the illusive chart and love the cuff :) and well done on changing the colours they are only there for a guide line xxx love mouse xxxxx

Anne said...

Niiccee!!! :)

Brenda said...

I have Lady Scarlet started too!!! I might try to bring her out and get her finished since I'm participating in the JN SAL!

Love your Spring Quakers start too!!

Chris said...

Great progress and projects. Your stitching year is off to a great start!
What a fabulous present from Teresa!

Rita said...

Oh, a lot of beautiful stiching!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great weekend; friends, stitching and a long lost design too!

Love your peacock cuff.

Melanie said...

LOL. That's too funny about the orange. I happen to like orange (BROWN would be my *grimace* color for stitching) but you absolutely should change it if you don't like it. The blue is very nice too.

Lovely cuff! Looks like a lot of work. Wow.

Shebafudge said...

What gorgeous projects! The bracelet is beautiful. I love it!

Karoline said...

Gorgeous projects,, the cuff is stunning

Meari said...

Looks like you got a lot of stitching in on IHSW. Good job!

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