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Monday, December 23, 2013

December IHSW

I love International Hermit and Stitch Weekend.  Settling down into my stitching chair, focusing on nothing but my stitching and making great progress on my current project... Ummmm, yeah, that's the concept, unfortunately, this last one of the year was spent doing just about anything BUT stitching. Lots of running around, baking and wrapping and I still have a couple of things to do to feel that I'm ready for the holiday.  I finished the chocolate covered cherries this morning and have the dough for the pecan tassies in the fridge.  I will bake the tassies and some bread tomorrow and then I will truly be ready well except that I need to put the tassies and the cherries in the gift tins so we can give them to the neighbors and in-laws.  I tell you, when I shut down on the 27th visits and gift delivering on the 26th, I am not sure when I will move againI just have to remember to crash near my stitching chair.

Since I did call this my IHSW check-in, here is what I worked on:

Before
 and

After
This is the 1995 Schooler Santa.  It is stitched on an unknown 28-count blue evenweave with the called for DMC.  This is my last ornament stitch for the year, so I do need to get a move on so that I can finish it for the Ornament SAL check-in.

I did also finish/finish another gingerbread house from The Nutmeg Company.  Here it is on the tree:



I found another SAL to join because five wasn't enough.  Mel at Epic Stitching is hosting:

Stitch From Stash 2014

If I did it right, you should be able to click on the image and go to the information/sign-up page.  It's really a very simple SAL - stitch from your stash.  She does allow a rather generous $25 each month for purchases, so you're committing to a stash diet, not a complete fast.  Seeing as how my stash budget is pretty much $0, this one should be an easy lift.

Hard to believe, but my next post will be a 2013 recap.  I hope everyone that celebrates has a Happy Christmas and those that don't, I hope you have a happy next week.

12 comments:

Blu said...

Great progress on Santa. The gingerbread house looks amazing.

llknbillburg said...

You really accomplished a lot on your ornament given the small amount of time you had! I know what you mean about the after Christmas crash. I may not move from my stitching chair for a week!!!lol Laura

Shebafudge said...

Wonderful stitching! Your little ornie is so sweet...I love it!

Mouse said...

oooooo that is some hermitting you did even with all the baking ... love the wee house and hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Merry Stitchy New Year full of Finishes and new starts (from stash of course ;) Love mouse xxxxxx

Chris said...

Lovely progress on the PS Santa and the cottage finish is so sweet!
It sounds like you are all set for a wonderful holiday!
Merry Christmas!!

Catherine said...

What a sweet cottage!!! And great progress on the PS!! Yum ~ you make your own chocolate covered cherries!?! Love those!!! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!!!

Lumiruusu said...

The Gingerbread House is really something different what a takented way to finish your stitching!1

Joysze said...

Hey Sue!!!! Finally finding some time to check in. Golly gee.... another SAL. At least you get to use up stash. ;)

Email upcoming.... soon. Miss you!

Joysze said...

Hey Sue!!!! Finally finding some time to check in. Golly gee.... another SAL. At least you get to use up stash. ;)

Email upcoming.... soon. Miss you!

mainelystitching said...

I'm embarrassed to admit that I started this PS Santa ages ago without finishing it ... but as soon as we unpack, I've got to bring this to the front of the pile!

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

Love your Santa with his sun and moon. The little house is adorable too!

I've signed up for the Stitch from Stash challenge. I should be OK but the first month might be tricky as I need to buy a couple of charts for obligation stitching. Luckily I have some Santa mioney to spend.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oooh you made awesome progress on your schooler Santa!