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Monday, January 20, 2014

January's IHSW

I had a four day weekend for this month but as one of those days is today, I'm going to show my progress through yesterday I have to have something to show for my next post!!

Friday was my smalls stitching day and I started Tall Flowers from Just Nan.  I didn't actually sit down to stitch until after supper, but I am pleased with the progress I made.

It is stitched on 28-count natural something, probably Cashel but I am not 100% sure, with DMC.  The Hubs thinks it looks like a very colorful jellyfish I do have to agree with him on that.

Saturday was the last day on the frame for Serengeti from Chatelaine and I am now 1/4 of the way through part 2 I could not face three more of those little medallions right away so jumped ahead to part 2.  My plan is to stitch an elephant block then one medallion, repeating until they are all finished.

Here's where it was when I sat down Saturday afternoon:


And here's the block finished:

Lots of color changes and half and quarter stitches around those elephants, definitely a part where the backstitching made all the difference.

And yesterday, Santa's Magic came back up in the rotation. 


And several episodes of Foyle's War later:


My plan is to work my way into that empty space on the left and maybe fill in some more of his beard this week.



11 comments:

Carolyn Nye said...

Susan,
Your progress on Tall Flowers looks great.

Your block came to life after the stitching. I love these designs and watching the progress on them. Your stitching is beautiful.

Santa's Magic is lovely and you had a great weekend with IHSW.

Thanks for sharing!

Pull the other thread said...

Wow they all look amazing. You had a wonderfully productive weekend. Well done!

Rhona said...

Gosh...you had a great weekend and got so much done! They all look fab.

Linda said...

Great progress on all your projects Susan.

Linda

Kate said...

great progress on gorgeous projects!

Annie said...

Great progress on all your projects! (But you know my heart is really with that Santa;)

Joysze said...

Sue, I love how you displayed the IHSW icon as part of the sentence!! You're beautiful AND brilliant. Now, to work on the rich part. LOL!!!

Love Just Nan. It's too cute. And you have a whole block done on Serengeti too. WHOOP WHOOOP!!!! Loving Santa. One of these days I'm going to stitch me a Christmas piece.... one of these days. LOL!

xox

Shebafudge said...

They all look lovely!

Catherine said...

Looking good!

Meari said...

Nice progress on your WIPs!

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

Serengeti is just beautiful. I love watching other people's progress on Chatelaine designs. Each area is worthy of a Happy Dance in itself.

Looking forward to seeing more of the Just Jellyfish too.