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. Links at the bottom of this post.
I kicked off the weekend with my Longest Day Marathon where I successfully stitched on every single one of my WIPs - 19 in all. Here they all are:
For the rest of the weekend I focused on my Discworld Mappe. I am determined to get 2 weeks every month on this project.
Here's where I was on Friday morning:
Here's the part I worked on this weekend:
And here's the piece right now:
Llamedos is a hilly and permanently rainy country on the main continent. It is the home of druidism and druidical music and lots and lots of cold, exceptionally wet rain (It even has rain mines). It is also home to some dwarf clans, who mine coal in its hills.
The odd tendency of local placenames to spell strange things backwards in Morporkian does not arise from any jocular attitude on the part of the Llamedosians. They are known as a rather dour and humorless group. The Compleat Discworld Atlas hints that it even rains indoors and books have titles like How Damp Was My Mattress. Sheep do not need to be dipped so much as regularly wrung out, for instance.Source: L-space
I'm also making steady progress on my evening piece. This is the project I stitch while The Small Boy is in the bath. The current project is The Queen of Hearts by Mrs Peggotty. Here's where she was last IHSW:
And here is where she is now:
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.
The next IHSW will be 19th - 21st July 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.
A couple of people have asked "what do you mean by "International"?"
To which I replied "Use your imagination! If you don't have something which represents a country or an area of the world, how about a mode of transport? Or something designed by an international designer? Or gifted by an international friend? Or stitched on French Navy fabric? LOL!!"
The Hop will run over the whole of the Summer with a few cards going out each week. Final deadline will be the end of August, just in time for Back to School!