Monday, 22 October 2018

October IHSW

This weekend was the October International Hermit & Stitch Weekend where we all try to get as much stitching time in as we possibly can.  Just like every other weekend of the year but this is Official!

Unfortunately, I didn't get as much stitching as I'd hoped.  I didn't actually sit down to stitch until 3pm on either day and then there were other interruptions too.  But there was some progress and every stitch counts.

The Tiny Decisions app choose the same project for both days which was helpful.  Just Nan's Autumn Mouse House,  I completed most of one of the panels.  There are a couple of stitches of white and yellow as well as the black but I intend to do all four panels and then add the odd stitches at the end to save changing threads too often.

stitched on 32 count Antique Ivory linen

I stitched the grass on this panel:

My evening project this year is Mrs Peggotty's Alice and the Flamingo.  Here's where she was last IHSW:

And here's where she is now, slow progress again:

stitched over 1 on 25 count evenweave

Unfortunately there is some frogging due.  I started a new length of the light green and it's a totally different colour.  I can only assume the original length came from a different skein, maybe a leftover from a kit?  Anyway, it is too obvious to leave so it has to come out.

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 16th - 18th November 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.

Finally the Harry Potter Quiz Night at work went very well.  A shop full of witches, wizards and Potterhead Muggles all enjoying having their brains tested to the limit.


Rhona said...

That's so annoying when you realize that you have been stitching with the wrong colour. Hope you hadn't done too much before you noticed it ( It wasn't noticeable to me!)
The Just Nan looks great....looking forward to seeing this one completed :)

Linda said...

Nice progress Jo. Alice looks great but sorry you have to rip the green out.


Katie said...

Glad you found time to stitch. I didn't. I will in November though. I'm attending a stitching retreat that weekend. Glad the Harry Potter party went good.

Beth in IL said...

Hey! Could you send me the link for Brew Ha Ha? I love that one and can't find it. Thanks!

Barb said...

My DH would have loved the Harry Potter party. He is quite the fan!

butterfly said...

Love all your stitching ,this must be the best time of the year for lots of stitching with the clocks going back ,lets hope so ,hugs.

Preeti said...

Good progress on stitching! I haven't got time to stitch for a month now. The HP quiz sounds fun. My daughter is a big fan so we had been to the WB studios when we visited London this year in May.

Christine said...

I can see a definite difference in Alice - I think you've made good progress.
The tiny mouse house is cute

Kaisievic said...

Some weekends are like that, Jo, very little time for stitching when Life gets in the way, but still you managed some progress, so all good! Glad that the Harry Potter night went so well.

Astrids dragon said...

Every stitch counts, you still made progress! But next time, get rid of the darn frog.
The decorations for quiz night look great, I love the balloons and spider!

Julie said...

The mouse house is going to be so sweet.
The shop looks amazing.

The Crafty Princess said...

Oh no such a shame about the frog visitation, otherwise your progress is pretty good for such a short space of time. Harry Potter quiz night, now that's something even I could nail!!! Sounds like it was fun.

I couldn't join in this month as you know I was invaded by family and was hosting my Nan's birthday. But November is all clear for the full weekend. I'm so looking forward to it :>

xo Alicia

DJ said...

I'm always so busy on the weekends you set aside for IHSW. Sorry to hear you'll have a visit from the frog. If only he would hop away for good!! Your stitching does look wonderful though! What a fun job you must have, your decorations look fabulous!

RJ said...

Love Alice too. I'm so sorry you have to rip out some of the threads. Beautiful stitching as always however. RJ

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress! Shame about the frogging on Alice, but she's coming along so nicely.
No IHSW update for me this month...I did stitch, as far as my work trip permitted, but forgot to take before(after pictures, so I'll just mention it in passing when doing the WIPocalypse :D

OhSewCrafty said...

The quiz night at the bookshop looked like tons of fun! Sorry about the frog. The mouse is super cute. IHSW, I was at a retreat, so I wasn't hermitting, but I did stitch a fair amount.

Bethan said...

Great progress on both, Jo. How annoying you have to frog some of Alice, but at least you noticed quickly x

rosey175 said...

Shame about the pesky frog in Alice. And the pesky dye lots! At least your HP quiz night went awesome. The Hedwig balloons are cute.