Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Results of IHSW January 2015

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My update is a little late because I had the day off on Monday! I got to spend the weekend at a friend's condo in Highlands, North Carolina, with my peeps. It's very pretty there, although we did not see much of it! We really did just hermit and did nothing but watch movies and stitch. Of course, we all brought way more to stitch on than we could possibly get through in the weekend. One of my friends had the brilliant idea to have a mini Sparkly Compote of Decree, so we took some red plastic cups and each had an American Party Cup of Revelation (or something). Every now and then, someone would yell, "SWITCH!" and we would draw slips from each other's cups.

The APCOR had a decidedly Christmas bent for me...I stitched on Victoria Sampler's Heirloom Christmas Sampler...
Quaker Christmas II (over one)...
and Dancer.
The final project I worked on was Spring Garden Gate.

I also have to share the "housewarming present" I gave to my gracious hostess. She and her husband were joking about having bear-related things in the condo since the bears in Highlands can be a nuisance with respect to the trash cans. I can't remember who texted this picture to whom, but when I saw it, I knew I had to make it part of the decor...
I don't know if her decorator will ever speak to her again.

JiffNotes
I came, I saw, I sat on the couch all weekend!

14 comments:

Bea said...

Great projects. Love, love the bear pillow!

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

Love that Victoria Sampler tree, is it really lots of tiny straight stitches to make the needles?
All your projects are lovely but the ribbon on the reindeer looks 3D, Nora is so clever.

The cushion is cute, but your friend has a decorator? How posh is she? LOL

Julie said...

Dancer is magnificent!

Suz said...

Love your projects, especially the VS Heirloom piece and Dancer!

The bear hostess gift gave me a good chuckle this morning.

Kerryp77 said...

I love the tree, it looks so detailed. Great work and sounds like a fun weekend was had by all.

Linda said...

Love all the projects you worked on. Dancer is gorgeous. That bear pillow is to cute.

Linda

Marcy said...

Lovely projects ... the Christmas sampler is looking gorgeous.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous projects! It sounds like the perfect weekend!

Is the girl who can't sew????! I'm so stinking proud of you!

jocondine said...

Really fantastic Christmas tree, it looks so real.

Melanie said...

Too funny!! Love the pillow! Sounds like a fun time. :)

Calicojoan said...

First off your stitcheries are just incredible, but that bear pillow...that's perfection! I LOVE it!

rosey175 said...

Gorgeous Christmas Sampler! I love all the fun stitches in that; it seems like, once finished, it'll be lovely to fondle haha.

Great bear meme ahaha.

Karoline said...

Great selection of projects, they're looking lovely

Novia said...

Beautiful projects. I love the bear as well!!!!

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