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.
You saw my Friday progress on Mirabilia's Fairy Idyll in my previous post, that concluded a six day stitching period so on Saturday I turned to the current Scary Apothecary design. This is a series of 9 designs from Hands On Design each featuring an Apothecary style label. I have completed five in the series and this will be my sixth, hopefully this month. That leaves three for next year.
This is Coffin Paint:
stitched on 28 count Radioactive Linen from Chromatic Alchemy
Those funny little fish things are going to be paintbrushes.
I'm also making good progress on my Just Nan Sampler - Christmas Elegance:
stitched on 28 count off white evenweave
We usually allocate a band to each week but as some of these are very large, we have two weeks to stitch one large and one narrow band. I have done most of Band 3 this week. Band 4 is a simple backstitch border.
Finally the next IHSW will be 17th - 19th December 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.