Tuesday, 21 December 2021

December 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.

Considering it is nearly Christmas and I worked all day on Saturday I did actually acheive an IHSW goal.

My focus piece was Bothy Thread's 12 Days of Christmas and my goal was to stitch the rest of the French Hen.

Here's where I was on the 15th for GG:

And here is a completed French Hen!

stitched on 32 count grey-blue linen

I have the gold to fill in the number 3 and around the edge and then the couched outlines.  I should be able to finish this before the end of the month.

Another goal achieved - we have a tree!

 We went to a local tree farm and chose a pre-cut one rather than traipse around VERY muddy fields to pick one.  It just needs a few lights and some ornaments now.

Finally the next IHSW will be 21st - 23rd 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.


Vickie said...

What a gorgeous hen! And your tree looks like a beauty!

Carol said...

Your French Hen looks so plump and beautiful, Jo! And I love your tree--really a pretty one with lots of space for ornaments. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas Day ♥

Mylene said...

congrats on finishing French cute!

Looking forward to see your tree decorated.

Denise :) said...

Your French Hen is tres magnifique!! I love your big, fluffy tree, too!! Merry Christmas to you, Jo!!!! :)

Katie said...

Gorgeous hen and lovely tree. We got a precut too. They are still just as pretty.

Leonore Winterer said...

Your French hen looks great! Looking forward to seeing this block finished as I'm reading through my backlog of blogs :)

Astrids dragon said...

Your French Hen looks great!
What a lovely tree, I don't blame you for not wanting to wander in the mud.