Monday, 23 May 2022



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.

This weekend I've been working on Hands On Design's Scary Apothecary Skeleton Polish.  Here is where I started:

stitched on 28 count Radioactive linen from Chromatic Alchemy

Here's my finish point for the weekend:

I'm using the DMC conversion as usual.  The colours aren't such a good match as in previous designs in this series.  The top lilac (3042) looks more grey so I changed to 3041 for the rest of the design which does now look more purple than grey.   The green is much darker than the charted green but it looks fine so it's staying!

I didn't quite finish it this weekend but there's probably only one more day to go on it.

I also continued with my current Just Nan design; Tea with Honey.  I completed another shade of pink:

stitched on 28 count dusky pink linen.

Please excuse the funky colour of the fabric, the picture was taken using my iPad in natural light rather than my camera in artificial light which gives a more accurate colour match.

The next IHSW will be 17th - 19th June 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.

Finally, just a couple of days after the June IHSW I will be attempting my annual Longest Day Marathon.  For new followers, this is obviously a stitching marathon and not a running one!  On this day I attempt to stitch on each of my WIPs for 20-30 minutes.  The last couple of years I have had to spread the marathon over two days because of other commitments but I am hoping to get it all done in one day this year.  We shall see!  If anyone want to join me, you'd be very welcome.  Just post on your blog or in the IHSW group.

Here's last year's post so you can see how I got on: Longest Day Marathon 2021



Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress this weekend!
I always forget about the longest day SAL until it's right upon us. Technically I AM of work this year so might think about a way to participate (but I'm not sure I want to pull all my

butterfly said...

Always love to see what you are stitching Jo .
Enjoy your week .

Clare-Aimetu said...

Your stitching is always lovely, and you have so many projects. We're away over the summer solstice so I'll be lucky to get one stitch in.

Carol said...

Wonderful progress on your projects, Jo! The Longest Day Marathon sounds like fun--can't wait to see what you stitch!