It's the end of the month and time for some pie!
Tuesday 31 August 2021
Sunday 29 August 2021
WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi's Musings
Each month we have to share the projects we want to complete before the End Of The World. Since 2011 I have chosen a number of projects to focus on that year, starting with my "11 in '11" and increasing to "21 in '21" for this year. This month I stitched on 6 of them and met 1 WIPGO Goal.
August – Which of your project finishes made you the most proud? The most relieved?
Friday 27 August 2021
The Smalls SAL is hosted by Mary's Thread
This year my Smalls will be the Stoney Creek 12 Days of Christmas 2019 Ornament series which I started on Boxing Day 2020 for the 12 Days of Stitchmas.
Monday 23 August 2021
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 had Friday off work this week so I decided to complete my 7 day rotation on Mirabilia's Fairy Idyll and get her to here:
This is such an enjoyable piece to stitch, you can see the material of the dress forming as you stitch. Someone did a conversion and said there are 9 shades of cream/yellow in the dress! I haven't used the darkest shades yet.
On Saturday I moved on to my Bothy Threads 12 Days of Christmas design. My goal is 3 blocks on this for the year and there's only 4 months to stitch (not stitching Christmas in Dark October!) so I need to get cracking.
I decided to stitch all the Olive Green background for Day 2 first and here is where I finished:
Our Summer SAL is coming along nicely, only one band and the beads to go. This is Follow the Needle by Just Nan:
Finally the next IHSW will be 17th - 19th September (my Birthday weekend) 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.
Sunday 15 August 2021
The format remains exactly the same, there is a list of rules on the main sign-up page if you want to check what is required but basically anything connected to the word "gift" is allowed, whether it was a gift TO you or is a gift FROM you.
Deb sent me the charts for the Stoney Creek 2019 Ornaments which were my Stitchmas project this year. I started all 12, one per day and will be completing one per month. August is for Maids a'Milking:
Now it is your turn to show us your Gifted Gorgeousness for the month. Please use your name or your blog name in the field and NOT the words "August Update" so I can easily see who has linked up this month. And link to the actual post, not just your blog. It is easier if you copy and paste the link, rather than typing freehand.
Tuesday 10 August 2021
This SAL is designed to motivate us all to do something with that box of Finished pieces instead of just storing them under the bed. We will all be linking up on Rachel's blog on or after the 10th of each month (10 Hour Stitcher - 10th of the month).
Sunday 8 August 2021
It's TUSAL time!
Here is my TUSAL jar with my current project:
This is a new feature I'm going to include on my TUSAL post until I run out of books! I started a Page on my Happy Dance blog for my Stitching Library and realised what a huge task it was so decided to break it down to one book per month. For the next four years...
Author: Isobel Hall