Monday, 23 January 2023

January 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.

I worked on Friday but took my Amanda Butler Harrogate House with me, so with evening stitching it now looks like this:

stitched on 28 count grey evenweave

On Saturday and Sunday I continued to work on the Faces SAL by Joan Elliott.  My goal is to finish this larger block this year.

This is the start photo for Saturday morning:

and here's where I am now:

stitched over 28 count Snapdragon Jazlyn from Crafty Kitten.

In between times, I also put some stitches into the Earth Element from Circle Cross:

stitched on 28 count sky blue evenweave from Silkweaver

And my Temperature SAL from Stitch It Picasso:

stitched over 1 on 25 count tea-dyed evenweave

Lots of blue days (between 4 and 8 C) and one lilac day (0 to 2 C).  I also stitched all the bottle corks so I could see how wide the piece will be.

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


Katie said...

Beautiful progress on everything. Lovely progress on the Faces SAL. The bottles are cool. I'm not surprised to see you doing them haha.

Rachel said...

Looks like you had a good weekend!
Love the temperature SAL so far. I'm reading the alone bottle corks as notes on sheet music; I wonder if the whole piece is a subliminal tune!!

butterfly said...

Great UFO stitching , some lovely projects there ,
Enjoy your week , hugs June.

diamondc said...

Hi Jo: I love Earth Elements design, it is beautiful, you have been very busy with stitching.
Temperature SAL is a very interesting design.


Carol said...

Looks like a very successful stitching weekend, Jo! That temperature SAL is one of the more interesting I've seen! Enjoy your day ♥

Solstitches said...

So many lovely projects in the works.
I love the idea of your IHSW weekends. I'll be sure to join in on the next one although I don't do FB.
Happy stitching,

DJ said...

Wow you've been busy!! I love all your projects you are working on right now. Every stitch is just lovely! It never seems to fail that I'm busy every time an IHSW weekend rolls around *sigh* maybe one day I'll get to spend a weekend stitching. Still...I have lots of time during the week so...guess I'll just have to stitch when I can. Happy Stitching!

Leonore Winterer said...

You've had a very productive weekend! Wow, that earth element is almost done, and I love your new temperature piece.