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.
Having completed my WIPGO choice on Thursday, I decided to dedicate IHSW to Number 6 on my board which was called and worked on in January. I knew I could finish it this month.
Here is the Spring Sampler started back in 2012 when I joined a forum called Samplermakers. They gave us a selection of motifs to arrange into a sampler. I charted it out and started stitching, got the fence, the plant pot and the right hand tree done and there it stopped. I just stalled on the left hand mirrored tree. I pick it up every Longest Day Marathon and work a little bit on it. I decided this year that it really needed to be off the list and completed. Voila!
The year was easy to update, I'd charted it for 2012 so all I had to do was swap around the 1 and 2 and make 2021!
Hoping it will fit a standard frame and I can display it this Spring.
I used the Tiny Decision app to decide what to stitch next and Gathering Eggs came up. Started back in 2017 but never a real focus piece so on the list for this year. I completed the girl herself and now just have the background to do.
I decided to stitch the background in just one strand so the figure stands out more. 2 strands is quite dense on 35 count but the coverage is fabulous. I'm going to work on her until the end of the month.
I started a new bath-time project, another ornament from the Gift of Stitching magazine series. This one is Quaker Diamond Noel from November 2009, another Rosewood Manor design. I have completely changed the colour scheme so it co-ordinates with my other ornaments.
Finally, the next IHSW will be 19th - 21st March 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.