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.
I worked on Friday so my weekend got off to a late start, bath-time to be exact! I have started a new bath-time stitch, another one of the designs from this year's Just Cross Stitch Hallowe'en Ornament Special.
This is a designer I am not familiar with - Twisted Willow Designs - but I loved the 1970s colour scheme! I have a piece of 32 count Platinum linen I have been using for a number of Hallowe'en smalls and had one piece left. I looked through the magazine and chose the design which would fit best and look good on Platinum! The title is Mosaic Halloween.
Once I got into Saturday, the serious stitching started and I focused on my Chatelaine; Gardens of London. Here's where I was at the start:
And here is that lower right Garden now. All done except for a few lime green Algerian Stitches and the backstitch:
I start work on the lower left Garden tomorrow.
I completed another band on my Just Nan Hallowe'en Sampler - Beware:
I also continued with the Bubbles of Happiness, a freebie from Lin Pulsion's blog:
Finally, the next IHSW will be 16th-18th October 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.