December IHSW


IHSW or International Hermit and Stitch Weekend always starts on the third Friday of the month.  It's a chance to lock yourself away and focus on your stitching for the weekend.  You can take part on your blog or via the Facebook page - IHSW on Facebook.

I have to be honest it was a fairly unproductive weekend on the stitching front.  Inbetween taking my son for long walks to burn off some energy, sitting with to keep him calm and trying to wrap presents, I didn't get much stitching done at all!  Suffice to say, bath-time was probably the most productive time of the day.

I am working my way through the white Perle on my NOEL letters.  To add to the issues I had already discovered last post, I realised that I had not followed the charted weaving for the letter L and had used some other hardanger pattern!  I had also used 2 strands of DMC Blanc and not the #12 Perle.  So that's coming out to be redone.  It just looked scruffy, plus I had carried threads on the back.

Here are all four at the current time:

I won't finish these before Christmas this year, but that's OK.  I will add them into my rotation next year and get them done for 2021.  They've only been a WIP for 21 years, another one won't hurt!

I promised some photos of my ornament garland:

Some are things I have made and some have been gifted to me over the years.  You can see there is room for a few more, which is just as well because I received this beauty in the post after I had taken the photos!

Thanks Mary!

This little snowman featured in Mary's GG post this month too, so he does double-duty!

Finally, the next IHSW will be 15th - 17th January so make sure you note the date in your diary or come and join us in the Facebook Group - IHSW on Facebook. If you don't do Facebook then you can check in here by leaving a comment on my post.

December IHSW