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Saturday, February 16, 2013

IHSW February Long Weekend Edition


First of all last night I wrapped up my rotation on Kathy's ABC Christmas Sampler.  Its quite a pitiful display of stitching for me!  Several nights this week I was falling asleep in my chair by 9PM so I just went to bed instead of making some big mistakes!  I also knew that this block, the dove was going to take awhile its one of the bigger ones so far (up there with the Angel).  I got the gold outline put in for this block and started on the dove.


Its the International Hermit and Stitch Weekend!  This month its falling on the PERFECT weekend!  Monday is Family Day, a stat. holiday here in Ontario.  So I get THREE days of stitching!  Today The Accolade comes up in my rotation.  So here it is before I put a single stitch into it this long weekend.  I imagine I'll be doing page happy dance at some point!!!

I'm not sure how much stitching time I'm going to have once the weekend is over, I'm getting ready to go away this Friday.  I'm off on my Dominican Experience with 14 new young minds to shape and expose to the realities outside of North America and just how good we have it here.  I think for the plane trip I'll be taking a long ignored project, Cirque des Circles by Ink Circles.  Working with one colour is just so much easier when you're travelling.

26 comments:

Lumiruusu said...

Your Christmas Sampler will be very pretty ,I remember that pattern from the
World of Cross Stitching Magazine (UK)

cucki said...

Wow beautiful stitching x

Julie said...

Enjoy your trip Dani. I'll be looking forward to your posts when you return, sharing your adventures with us.

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Devoting this weekend to stitching too. I am sure the dove will develop well with your long weekend. CJ in OK

Annie said...

I get that falling asleep at 9pm thing. I'm often a victim of that too. But good progress on the sampler anyway. Love your next rotation piece and you are so near the end!

Enjoy your trip!

Lynn said...

The Accolade looks amazing Dani! It's really taking shape now.

Kaisievic said...

I love The Accolade, Dani but probably a wise idea not to take it with you on the plane. Enjoy your school trip. Such a good idea. Happy stitching to you this IHSW.

Annette said...

great progresses!!!

Anne said...

Gorgeous progress on your HAED Dani! yay for three days of stitching!!

Barb said...

Your WIPS look great. I agree that stitching on one color is easier when you travel.

Brigitte said...

An additional day for stitching, sounds very cool. The Accolade is a wonderful piece and I'm looking forward to seeing it with the progress you are making on it.

Cath said...

Happy Stitching. Enjoy your trip. looking forward to seeing some pics .x

Christine said...

Enjoy your trip!

Nic said...

Enjoy the three day weekend!
I look forward to seeing your progress on accolade at the end of it. You seem to power through it lately every time it comes up on your rotation

♥ Nia said...

Enjoy your weekend! Your work looks amazing :D

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching. Look forward to seeing progress on Accolade.

Kerryp77 said...

Pretty blues in the dove and the accolade looks amazing, enjoy your weekend.

Jo said...

Oooooh, the accolade is looking amazing! Can't wait to see the after photo! If I don't get back on here this week (quite likely), have a wonderful trip to the Dominican Republic.

Karen said...

I hope you get lots of stitching time in on the Accolade. Enjoy your long weekend! Can't wait to see the after picture of The Accolade! Good luck with your preparations for your trip.

Melinda said...

One Color Traveling Stitching is always a great choice.

I think it is a wonderful thing, how you take the kids to the D.R. - what a wonderful experience.

Tama said...

Very nice progress! I really like that sampler :D

Claire said...

Looking good.x

mytimestitching said...

I can't wait to see the progress on the dove. You are off to a great start. Lovely stitching :)

StitchCat said...

The stitching looks great. I agree that single colour stitching definately is easier while travelling.

valerie said...

Great stitching Dani! I'm always amazed each time I see your Accolade. And I can't believe it's that time of year for another DR trip!

Carol said...

Love your progress report, Dani--The Accolade is really coming together beautifully.

Safe travels to the DR--I always look forward to your photos :)