Monday, 21 September 2020

September IHSW


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.

stitched on 32 count Platinum linen

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:

stitched on 32 count Belfast in Cotton Clouds by Crafty Kitten

I start work on the lower left Garden tomorrow.

I completed another band on my Just Nan Hallowe'en Sampler - Beware:

stitched on 32 count tea-dyed linen

I also continued with the Bubbles of Happiness, a freebie from Lin Pulsion's blog:

stitched over one on 25 count white evenweave

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.


Barb said...

Lot's of pretty stitching. The gardens of London is really looking so pretty.

butterfly said...

Great stitching .
Lots of HALLOWEEN , won't be that far away the way time is flying .
Have a fun week.

Christine said...

The new Hallowe'en start looks intriguing

Shami Immanuel said...

We won’t celebrate Halloween. But your stitching is pretty.

Linda said...

Nice progress Jo.


Carol said...

Enjoyed your stitching parade, Jo--especially love the Just Nan one. The little ghosts are so cute popping through the fence. Enjoy your evening!

Katie said...

I just love the new Halloween banner. Too cute!! You sure got a lot done on the garden. That's great! Great new piece. Look forward to seeing more.

Leonore Winterer said...

I keep trying to spend a weekend locked up inside, but IHSW or not, it never seems to work out! You seem to have made very good use of yours though, so much pretty progress. Love those happy bubbles!

Rachel said...

That looks like it was a very productive weekend. I love the Halloween Sampler. I'm also collecting Lin Pulsion's Bubbles Of Happiness but have no idea if or how I'll ever stitch them. Maybe one of those geometric balls would be a good way of bringing a number of designs together. Hmmm. :)