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Monday, 23 July 2018

July IHSW


Despite it being International Hermit & Stitch Weekend I didn't make much progress as I was at work Friday, Sunday and Monday!

I focused on the Discworld Mappe and did enough to make the heraldic hippo recognisable.  Here's where the project was at the beginning of the weekend:


And here's where it is today:

stitched on 32 count Murano custom dyed by Sparklies

The other project I stitched on was Alice & the Flamingo by Mrs Peggotty.  Here's what Alice looked like last IHSW:


And here is how she looks now:

stitched over 1 on 25 count blue evenweave

Face, dress and a lot more flamingo.  Where the thread is going off the right is the start of the final column of pages.  I have to print them off so I can continue sideways.  I don't work in full pages as I don't want lines and ridges in the stitching.


A few people have said that they don't do Facebook and asked if I could host a link-up for them, so here it is!  Just add your name and the link to your actual IHSW post, not just your blog home page.

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Finally, the next IHSW will be 17th - 19th August 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 or on Joysze's Blog - Random Ramblings.







19 comments:

  1. Oh yes, much better with backstitching! He's cute!
    Alice looks great with a face, bring on the flamingo.

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  2. Great progress on your Alice piece!

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  3. Alice looks quite lovely with that pretty face!!

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  4. I didn't get enough to even claim progress haha. I just love your adorable hippo!! Alice is looking great too.

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  5. The curse of IHSW again! I always have the busiest weekend when it comes round. Next month will be no exception as we have a family birthday to celebrate on the 17th.
    A flying hippo....of course!

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  6. Great stitching Jo ,Love Alice.

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  7. Good progress on the projects

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  8. Oh yes, now the hippo can be recognized. It's awesome what you got stitched in spite of having to work.

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  9. Hippo hippo hooray! (Sorry, couldn't help it)
    Alice is looking fabulous

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  10. Love watching your progress.

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  11. So much work during IHSW can't be fun! You made some nice progress still.

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  12. Well, phooey to work getting in the way of IHSW! But you still got a lot done. Loving the subtle colours in Alice. :)

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  13. Amazing work and progress as always Jo. RJ

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  14. Wow! I'm amazed at all you got done on Alice, Jo! She is really growing up to be a darling girl :)

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  15. Great progress on the hippo and Alice, considering you were so busy this weekend! x

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  16. Oh yes, nice to see the hippo, and, wow, you got a lot done on Alice! She’s looking sweet!
    Ugh! I didn’t realise this was IHSW weekend and only finished making a mini lavender sachet and stitched a little more of my Bee cross stitch kit.
    Hugs,
    Barbara x

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  17. Great progress, you are putting in some stitch’s, even being busy you got in some great stitching.

    Catherine

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  18. Iunno, I kind of liked all the random guesses, like a smokey snake! I like Alice's bow. Now that I see more of her, she's really quite color coordinated!

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