Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Hosted by Joysze of Random Ramblings
IHSW = International Hermit and Stitch Weekend, or in this case Week! As well as spending quite alot of time stitching at the weekend I decided to spend the last two days of the term stitching too, just in case I don't get so much done during the holiday!
The first thing I completed was Just Nan's Moon Riders Jack:
This was stitched on 32 count lavender evenweave using the recommended DMC except for the moon which I used DMC 4090. I also changed the border to a stripy effect. He's very dinky, only 2 inches square. There are two more in the series which I have room for on this same piece of fabric. As yet I'm not sure how to finish them.
The next project I decided to work on the first face in the Joan Elliott SAL. This is a FB exclusive featuring reworkings of previous releases. This is Guardian Angel, previously released as a Festive Angel. Joan has changed the colours to suit the SAL and make her less Christmassy.
There has been alot of discussion over whether to stitch this SAL over 1 or over 2. Quite a few of us have decided to stitch the skin over 1 but leave the rest over 2. The ones I have seen look lovely stitched like this.
One question I do have after looking at some of the over 1 skin - when you stitch this way do you literally stitch four small x for every large X exactly as charted or do you rechart smoothing out the blocks? The second method seems logical to me, but it is more work so I wonder if everyone does it?
As you all know the Summer Postcard Blog Hop is now underway. I have sent out five postcards so far and all have been posted on the recipients' blogs. It's not too late to join in, just drop me an email!
First postcard from Marcy goes to Gracie at Needles, Pins and Dragonflies
Second postcard from Krista goes to Jocondine at Jocondine
Third postcard from Michelle goes to
Sharon at Shebafudge
Fourth postcard from Mouse goes to Vickie at A Stitcher's Story
Fifth postcard from Christine goes to Marcy at Stitching Plus
Finally, I got a real life postcard myself, from my band sampler Round Robin! Here is the postcard:
And here is the sampler sunning itself on the beach:
Isn't it nice when your stitching is better travelled then you are yourself?