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Monday, 22 January 2018

January IHSW

The weekend just gone was the first IHSW of 2018 and what happens?  Jo has to work on the Sunday!  Typical.  Anyway, I started on Friday with some crafty coffee morning stitching on Alice by Mrs Peggotty:

stitched over one on 25 count blue evenweave

Another 200 stitches in there and working my way down the border.  I figure that if I stitch the border then I can use that as a reference point instead of gridding the inside.

My focus piece was the Discworld Mappe by Lyndisfarne Designs:

stitched on 32 count Murano custom-dyed by Sparklies


I stitched a turtle flipper and backstitched the main landmass with lots of little mountains.

I'm a bit confused at the moment as I am stitching Discworld but reading Lord of the Rings.

I finally finished the moon on Dracula and have almost completed the gold in his name.  Then it's finish Bram St... and add the border.  Once I complete this I will be able to put Alice in this time slot and really see some progress.

stitched on 32 count Amortentia by Chromatic Alchemy

Finally, I will be running the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop on Valentine's Day.

Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop
 

It's really very simple, all you have to do is email me a picture of something you have stitched which is suitable for a stitching friend on Valentine's Day.  It could be a heart, or a pair of cute creatures, or the word "love" or anything which warms your heart. Really anything you think a fellow stitcher would like to receive in her email Inbox.   It can be something you've stitched in the past or something you've made especially for this year.  It could also be quilted or sewn this year as I know some of my followers do other crafts too.

Send me the email by 10th February.

When I have all the emails I will randomise them and send one to each participant on 13th February.  Then on 14th February you must post the picture you receive onto your blog under the heading
 Secret Stitching Sweetheart. 
There will be a list on my blog of everyone joining in, so check out all the blogs and find out who got your picture and identify yourself  in their comments as their
Secret Stitching Sweetheart. 

Does that make sense to everyone?  I hope so!

If you'd like to be involved then leave a comment on this post or send me an email if you are "no-reply".   I'll be putting little reminders up from time to time and will email on 9th February to make sure you send the pic in time.  





24 comments:

  1. Boohiiiiiisssss on having to work!! You still got quite a bit of stitching in though. I'm in for SSS this year!!! Will email you a pic right now, else I'll forget. :D

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  2. You made wonderful progress, even with working. Beautiful work!

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  3. You still got a lot done. Great job! LOL I bet you are confused. Stitching one and reading another. I need to get my Valentine piece stitched.

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  4. I'm impressed with how much you did get done. And then to go to work too. Great job Jo. RJ

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  5. Great progress. I really love your Dracula wip.

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  6. Awesome progress Jo. I just finished the afghans so now I'm going to start stitching. Yippee!!

    Linda

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  7. Sorry you had to work on Sunday, Jo! (That is one thing I DON'T miss now that I'm retired--those weekends and nights were really wearing on me!).

    Lots of great stitching here :)

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  8. Don't you know Middle Earth rides on the back of a turtle-fish carried by four oliphaunts?

    Just stitch through work. They'll understand. :D

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  9. I just love the way Dracula is stitching up. The linen is just perfect!

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  10. Discworld v Lord of the Rings - there's a few characters there would cause a rumpus if they met hee hee

    Great progress on your stitching: )

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  11. Me too - bother this pesky having to work business.
    You still got a lot done though

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  12. Such a shame you had to work, I'm always so impressed at how you do it all, work, raise a family and get so much stitching done. You are so organized with your time. I'm really enjoying Bram come alive!

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  13. You made good progress despite having to work! Next time you will have to plan those work days better! LOL

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  14. Great progress even with the addition of weekend working.

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  15. Great progress! The map has really grown since I last saw it but that & LOTR would confuse me too lol Really love your Dracula piece, it is spectacular 😍 have a great week,
    Helen

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  16. Great progress! I always work the 3rd weekend, so I was as well, but on the Saturday.

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  17. Wow, you stitched a lot during the IHSW weekend. I love Dracula's moon, it's really outstanding on the wonderful fabric colour.

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  18. Boo for having to work, but you still made some great progress! The map is looking great with all the backstitching.

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  19. Isn't it rubbish when work gets in the way of stitching? Fantastic progress anyway. The map looks wonderful x

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  20. I love the Dracula piece. That's the perfect fabric!

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  21. Very nice progress on all your pieces. I can understand the LotR while stitching Discworld confusion. I did something similar once and it took me a while to figure out why I was so muddled while stitching.

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  22. Great progress Jo! You really amaze me how much you get done with so much going on. You have great organizational skills! I also love how you come up with so many wonderful ideas to get stitchers involved with each others. I'm looking for a heart stitch now. RJ

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  23. Great stitching though that pesky work interfered a little. Smart plan to stitch the border for reference on Alice, I like to do that too. Anything to avoid gridding.

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  24. Oh no now that is no good work getting in the way of stitching!

    Love all your progress. I’m looking forward to seeing your discworld mappe as it grows. I haven’t read a discworld book for a while. I must get back to them soon but I just have that many books! Too many books, too much stitching stash lol!

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