Monday, July 21, 2014

It was a hermit and stitch weekend!

The third weekend of the month means....   Yes, it was time to hermit and stitch.  I had a whirlwind trip to South Dakota last week for work, so I really didn't have any plans for the weekend other than to catch up on sleep (the two hour time change really got to me this trip) so stitching fit right in with the plans.

While not an IHSW piece, Elegant Doily had one more day on the frame after my last post, and here's where it ended up last Saturday:

Another good stitching round should have the eyelets done!!  I am going to have to soak this once it's completed to try to get rid of the discoloration on the blanket stitches.  Not sure what caused it but I am sure I can figure a way to get it out.  As I'm not really in love with this piece, I'm not fussing over the possibility of extreme measures to clean it. 

Winter Sheep by Little House Needleworks is my first IHSW piece.  This is part of my Smalls SAL but I am going to have to do some fast stitching if I am going to finish it this month.  Here's where I left it yesterday:

It used to be that I couldn't stitch larger pieces in hand but smalls were fine, now nothing seems to work in hand hence the hoop.

Santa's Magic had its turn in the rotation and went from here:

To here:

I really do need to get the beard finished.  Unfortunately, all those blank spaces are done in Wisper and while the result is perfect, the journey is awful.

After Santa, Lizzie*Kate's Holly and Hearts Mystery Sampler went on the frame. It went from here:

To here:

On my monitor there are all sorts of wavy lines on the photo, if you click on it, they go away
I am on vacation for the next two weeks YEAAA!!!!!  but probably won't get too much stitching in.  I get on a train heading to Michigan Wednesday morning and while I am taking a couple of smalls with me just in case the stitching urge hits while I'm on the train or at my sister's, I do tend to read more than stitch while I'm traveling.


Linda said...

Wonderful progress on all your projects Susan. Have fun at your sister's.


Bea said...

You got a lot of stitching in - obviously made good use of IHSW. I hear you about the Wisper - major pain but such worthwhile results.

Have a good trip!

Monica said...

Very nice hardanger. I have the Lizzie Kate mystery sampler in the queue. Looking good!

Zurainny Ismail said...

Nice progress - Santa looks magnificent! :D

Claudette497 said...

You got a lot of stitches in! All your pieces are looking good!

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress indeed! Wish you lots of fun at your sister's, and I hope you'll get a little stitching done; I'd miss your updates otherwise ^_^

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

Amazing progress on Santa. I would be inclined to leave the Wisper to the end in case it gets flattened or worn.