Monday, June 20, 2011

IHSW Monday Update

Good day all.  This was my first weekend to participate in IHSW and I have to say I loved it! It was nice to get down and just stitch, even though I didn't really start until Saturday evening.  I had to run around after the dentist and pick up a few more items for my giveaway and have tea with my Nana at Murchies.  I am pretty happy with my progress I made on Sunday.  Between doing laundry and other chores, I managed to get the edging done on the biggest branche in Tanglewood and almost finished another branch!! Whoohoo! I decided to plus away at the Queen's Sampler too when I needed a break from all those browns in Tangelwood.  It was nice to switch back and forth from tiny count to bigger count.  Although on Saturday night, I made an error in miscounting by 1 thread in the Queen's Sampler and had to rip out the letters "ELIZA" the next day. Quite irritating because I wasted a bunch of red silk :(  I am looking forward to seeing everyone's progress and will be checking throughout the day.

LAST DAY TO ENTER GIVEAWAY!!

I added some DMC threads to the prize and a special tea from a Canadian company.  It's one of my favourite non-caffeinated teas so I hope the winner will enjoy it.  I will do the drawing tomorrow night after work so good luck to all!!

11 comments:

Lissanne said...

Love both of your stitching! Great idea to switch back and forth between the two! I really like the Tanglewood, as I have never seen it before. I feel for you on your miscount, I had quite a few of those last weekend.

Teresa said...

You are doing a wonderful job. I had tea at a Murchies in Victoria, loved their Mrs Gray. Hope you had a nice tea with Nana.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Hi, just popped over to return the following and found I was just in time to enter your giveaway - how Serendipitous!

Now off to browse your stitching.

demeter83 said...

That was a very successful first internationl hermit and stitch, congratulations. Always nice to see someone else joining in!

stitchstitchknit said...

Your stitching is just amazing!!

Anne said...

Thanks ladies!! I had fun with it and looking forward to the next one :D

Kim said...

I love the colours in this one, beautiful!!!

wendy111 said...

Glad you enjoyed the IHSW weekend. You got some lovely stitching done, Tanglewood is looking fantastic.

anojaa said...

These two works are stunning! and indeed it's a great idea to switch between the two.
Sorry to hear about the frogging :(

mdgtjulie said...

Glad you had a good weekend. Tanglewood is looking good!! Sorry you had to frog Eliza, but it could have been worse! Hope you have a good week!

Sally said...

Looks like you had a very productive IHSW:) They both look gorgeous.