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Monday, April 22, 2013

Post IHSW

The weekend is over and that means that the IHSW (International Hermit and Stitch Weekend) its was more of a IHNW (International Hermit and Nap Weekend).  I had a real good nap both on Saturday and Sunday!  Of course this really cuts into your perfectly good stitching time.

c La Comtesse & Le Point de Croix
Stitched on 40ct linen using Gloriana Rosewood

On Saturday night I wrapped up my new start/small.  Its this great freebie I found online that once I saw it I knew I'd be stitching it on my next smalls rotation.  I've also been having the urge to work on 40ct.  Yes, the urge!  I used a lovely, deep, red silk, but I think I would of liked to use something a little brighter.  Also this ornament came out quite a bit bigger than I'd like, even using 40ct, it is almost 3" high!  Of course I was lazy and didn't use a fabric calculator, I just started stitching!  I may stitch this a second time in the future on 25ct over one with a brighter red.


On Sunday I decided to pick ABC Christmas Sampler back up and I started K is for King.

25 comments:

sharine said...

Nice little finish:)

Dee said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh...nap or stitch ... the eternal question.

Noel looks great.

Barb said...

All your stitching looks great. I do like the alphabet. It is such pretty colors!

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. Great progress on K for King.

Christine said...

The Noel ornament is lovely, good progress on the alphabet too

cucki said...

sweet x

Sarah said...

Great stitching! The small is really cute :D

Annette-California said...

Noel is wonderful and if you finish it as an ornament maybe you can use gold to bring out the red. Love King area you stitched. love Annette
ps good for you napping gives you more energy to stitch:)

Annie said...

I'm amazed at the number of stitchers I see using 40 ct these days. My eyes are warning me to stay away! Your work looks beautiful!

Bette said...

A nap sounds real good. Love the finish!

Carol said...

Pretty Noel finish, Dani--I love stitching on 40 ct. because you only have to use one thread so I think I stitch faster :) You're really making headway on the Christmas sampler--looking great!

Karen said...

You may have napped on the weekend, but you still managed to accomplish a lot! Your ornament turned out beautiful!

Giovanna said...

Nice finish! I always enjoy stitching on 40ct.

Cole said...

Sometimes the best thing to do is recharge those batteries! But even with the napping it looks like you had a pretty productive weekend :)

I haven't seen that freebie before, thanks for the link!

geeky Heather said...

I love the color and the design of your small finish. I SHOULD have taken a nap this weekend...I woke up yesterday exhausted!!

Kielrain said...

Naps are fantastic.

That red is wonderfully rich.

Kathy Ellen said...

'NOEL' looks so pretty. I love the beautiful 'King', which must be quite challenging on 40 count, but I am finding that I enjoy stitching on the higher counts of linen too.

Blessings!

Linda said...

Cute finish and your doing such a great job on the sampler.

Linda

Julie said...

Handsome looking king, the ornament design is very nice.

Julie said...

Love your Noel.She does some lovely freebies.

Sally said...

Lovely finish :)

valerie said...

Nice finish Dani! Good progress on "King".

Nic said...

You got a good amount done despite all that napping. They're both looking good

♥ Nia said...

Hermit and nap! LOOOOL :D
Nice work sweetie! :)

Melanie said...

Naps are always good too. :)