Monday 22 November 2021

November 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.

You saw my Friday progress on Mirabilia's Fairy Idyll in my previous post, that concluded a six day stitching period so on Saturday I turned to the current Scary Apothecary design.  This is a series of 9 designs from Hands On Design each featuring an Apothecary style label.  I have completed five in the series and this will be my sixth, hopefully this month.  That leaves three for next year.

This is Coffin Paint:

stitched on 28 count Radioactive Linen from Chromatic Alchemy

Those funny little fish things are going to be paintbrushes.

I'm also making good progress on my Just Nan Sampler - Christmas Elegance:

stitched on 28 count off white evenweave

We usually allocate a band to each week but as some of these are very large, we have two weeks to stitch one large and one narrow band.  I have done most of Band 3 this week.  Band 4 is a simple backstitch border.

Finally the next IHSW will be 17th - 19th December 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.


  1. Great progress on both Jo. I bought those Scary charts but haven't started them yet. I also started Halloween @ HRH on one big piece of fabric and my husband started Houses.


  2. What a great idea! I need to participate in the IHSW!!! You've got some great progress to show ... I love Coffin Paint!!! Happy Thanksgiving!! :)

  3. Great work on that spooky label! Looks like you are right on track.

  4. Beautiful progress on everything.


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