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Sunday, November 17, 2013

November IHSW

While I have a few more minutes before I have to start getting things ready for work tomorrow, I don't think any of those minutes will be used for stitching, so here is my IHSW progress:

First is Mary's Sampler:


This week's part was a small one - two crowns and the cross.  Next week's part is the final one and will most likely fill that bottom left corner I do have a grasp of the obvious don't I?

And next up is Santa's Magic:

In case you forgot (I did) where this started, here is the before:


And here is where I am tonight after looking at the before and after, I got a lot more done than I thought:


The colors in the before picture are much more accurate than the after.  The gap in the beard near the face is supposed to be filled in with Wisper thread.  I have a love/hate relationship with that fiber so I am not sure if I will use it or not. 

12 comments:

Anne said...

Wonderful progress on the PSS Sal! I really like that big flower at the bottom. Great job on your Santa too! he looks very detailed and ornate!

Karen said...

Both look great. That Santa is going to be beautiful too.

happy stitching...

Chris said...

Gorgeous progress on both pieces.

Brigitte said...

Wow, that was a great deal of stitching during the IHSW. Nice progress!

SoCal Debbie said...

Your Mary's Sampler II looks beautiful! I still have to catch up with Part 7 and 8. Your Santa looks amazing! Great stitching!

Deb said...

Great progress. Beautiful stitching!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Both projects are looking good.

Marcy said...

Great job! Santa is going to be gorgeous when you finish him. He's looking pretty good now, also.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Mary's Sampler looks great, and Santa's Magic is coming along very nicely. Beautiful stitching!

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitches!!

EvalinaMaria said...

Both pieces look great, well done!

Caitlin Jordan said...

beautiful stitching :D