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 have to be honest it was a fairly unproductive weekend on the stitching front. Inbetween taking my son for long walks to burn off some energy, sitting with to keep him calm and trying to wrap presents, I didn't get much stitching done at all! Suffice to say, bath-time was probably the most productive time of the day.
I am working my way through the white Perle on my NOEL letters. To add to the issues I had already discovered last post, I realised that I had not followed the charted weaving for the letter L and had used some other hardanger pattern! I had also used 2 strands of DMC Blanc and not the #12 Perle. So that's coming out to be redone. It just looked scruffy, plus I had carried threads on the back.
Here are all four at the current time:
I won't finish these before Christmas this year, but that's OK. I will add them into my rotation next year and get them done for 2021. They've only been a WIP for 21 years, another one won't hurt!
I promised some photos of my ornament garland:
Finally, the next IHSW will be 15th - 17th January 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.