Monday, October 17, 2011

ISHW Progress!

Bonjour!!

I hope everyone had a successful stitch and hermit weekend! I managed to have a decent one.  I did go out on Friday night to a friend's art show opening, which was a lot of fun.  It's always good to see all her friends and family come out and support her.  Yay for the arts!! Luckily I didn't have any plans for the rest of the weekend, so I got to set up my stitching station and go to it.  While I was stitching, I decided to pop in the first two extended movies of the Lord of The Rings.  I felt it was that time of year to take a trip to the Shire and travel with the fellowship.  I didn't really get to 'watch' the films because I was focused on my Haed piece.  It was sort of like radio! A lot of my time on Saturday was spent trying to figure out a mistake I made in the TBF pattern.  Sigh...did that take an age to work it out.  I had to quickly make little 10 x 10 blocks with thread and count and recount a rather big section.  Luckily, the mistake was a small one that I stopped from following me around the pattern.  I didn't frog it, since frogging 1 over 1 is not a good idea, so I worked with it instead of fighting it!!
Thanks to all those who gave me tips on whether to wash now or later, and I think the general consensus is to wait till the end.  I did test wash a piece of the evenweave and I noticed that the fabby sort of shrunk a bit which means if I wash now, my piece will be distorted.  I will also be adding some fabric bits under my Qsnaps so I won't soil the fabric as much as before. 

As planned, I started a new Christmas ornament!! I chose "Yuletide" by Plum Street Samplers because I had the threads already! I used a different fabric than suggested though and I think I like my choice better.  It is a khaki colour, unknown count, although I think that it must be 36 ct or 40ct.  It comes from my wonderful friend who gifted me with all her fabbies that she will never use! So thanks again dear friend!!
To finish off this post, I am happy to say that I found the perfect fabric for Valerie's pin cushion and have begun the process of putting it together.  I won't share any photos of the cushion though until she gets her package.

Here's a couple of fall photos I took of me and my hubby's walk around a park on a beautiful crisp, autumn day!
Take care and happy stitching!!


Anne


27 comments:

Agi said...

I really like your teacup fairy, it is a long process but worth it! I suggest to make the 10x10 grids with pencil, much quicker and you will not see it after, because the floss covers them perfectly. Just try it on a small line with the light colours, and you will see that it is working for you or not. Without my grid I would be definitely at loss with my HAED...

Xeihua (Sara) said...

I love the teacup fairy and what a lovely progress you've done, I'm happy you managed to find the tiny mistake and work around it :) Like Agi, I tend to grid my HAED charts too I have one of those watersoluble pens and it's amazing and as long asyou wash your project in the end there will be no trace of the lines :)

cucki said...

i so much love the tea cup fairy..great progress..well done.
ia m glad that you sort out the mistake and work around it:)
lovely autumn picture,,i love autumn so much..
hugs for you dear..
kisses xxx

valerie said...

Great progress on your teacup fairy. Just love the sparkle and good that you found your error and it wasn't too big a deal. The start on the ornie is adorbs! I need to stitch this one...along with a ton of other things!

Love the autumn photos! You're so lucky to have changing leaf colors. We don't get that here!

Annie said...

A woman after my own heart --- work with the mistakes and make them into design elements! For me, that would be the only way a giant piece like that would ever stand a chance!

Love your pretty fall photos!

Heli said...

Nice progress on the teacup fairy. Luckily it is quite easy to work around mistakes in HAEDs: I have made at least three mistakes in my Fairy Wishing Well, and they are totally invisible among the thousands of stitches that are in it! So as long as you catch the mistakes early, it won't be necessary to undo them. :) Good luck with the rest of the project!

Pauline said...

What a beautiful pictures!
And your Haed is growing well!

Claudette497 said...

The HAED is looking good, and I think the fabric change you made was a good one. I'm really enjoying that teacup sparkle!

Mouse said...

glad you sorted the unique bit of your stitching out and fudged it ..lol and that you managed to hermit too ... love the shots of your walk gorgeous fall colours :) and lovely new start too :) take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxx

♥ Nia said...

I'm curious to see more on your teacup fairy!! Nice progress on your stitching :)

Margaret said...

Ohm, that ornie is one of my favorites this year! So pretty! Your HAED is looking good too! Love LOTR!

TammyK said...

Teacup fairy looks great. Looking forward to watching her grow. Lovely fall pics :)

Kim said...

Glad your small "design change" won't make a huge difference, she is coming up beautifully.

I just love Autumn, the colours are spectacular. Thank you for sharing!

Diane (di) said...

What beautiful autumn pictures, Anne. That ornie is going to be so cute and the teacup fairy... love the sparklies. Great job!!

Siobhan said...

Your HAED looks like it's coming along well! I always work around my mistakes if I can, especially if I find them later and frogging would require too much ripping out. My mother is visiting (which is why I am late with commenting on both this post & missed your last post all together!) and chats nonstop. I love her dearly and am thrilled with the company and trying to embrace the chatty but I have been working steadily along on a sampler & we'll just say that some parts of it are going to be my own adaptation of the design. LOL I never wash my pieces since I always have an overdyed something or other, but agree with what others said--wash at the end!

Love your ornament progress! I need to get going on mine. Yikes!

I am glad that you had a good Thanksgiving! I loved your autumnal pics. In keeping with my I-dream-of-visiting-one-day, I google mapped Prince George and got to see some lovely photos that they add to the site. It looks like a beautiful place! It's hard to be away from your childhood home for holidays but fun to make new memories, too. :)

missy-tannenbaum said...

Both of those look like they were fun to work on! Good luck continuing, and congrats on all of your progress- also, your area looks remarkably picturesque!

Ranae said...

Ripping out one over one is not a good idea, glad you found away around it, I do the same thing.
Pretty ornie in progress

Parsley said...

What cute WIPs you have! Can't wait to see more progress.

Love the photos of you on your walk. I love this time of year!

Julie said...

Never seen the Tea Fairy before,she's very pretty and a little bit saucy looking.Love it. :).Love the sparkly thread in the saucer, its starting to take shape now.

Nice start on the Plum Street one.

Nice pic's too.

Kaisievic said...

Great progress on your HAED - glad that you could work around the mistake. Much better than frogging.

Autumn is my favourite season - so I love the pics of your walk in the park.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Claire said...

Lovely stitching,well done.

Joysze said...

Helloooooo, darling!!! I made it!! and before the weekend. LOL!!!

Glad you didn't have to frog. I always take the lazy way out and work with the mistakes, unless it's a huge mistake like a horn growing out of a bum... LOL!

Love your little ornie, can't wait to see it finish.

And... I LOVE the pic of you peering through the leaves. What a fantastic pic, Anne. You should print that out for display. I'm going to steal it for my "friends album" folder on my puter, k? :D

Lissanne said...

Your teacup Fairy progress is beautiful! I can't wait to see your next update. Your ornament is so pretty.

Love your pics, the colors are amazing!!

Sally said...

Your Teacup Fairy is looking gorgeous. Love your start on the ornament too. I finally got my JCS mag yesterday and liked this one ( as well as several others!)

Sally said...

I forgot to say I love your Autumn photos:)

Lynn said...

Teacup Fairy is really coming along! I often listen to the TV rather than watch anything while I'm stitching. It's safer that way!
I love your new start. Aren't her designs fun to stitch?

Bekca said...

Hi Anne, thanks for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog. I did have a lovely day out with my friend and I hope you did too. I can sometimes stitch things quickly, but some designs seem to last forever!
Yuletide is looking wonderful, keep up the fab stitching.
Best wishes.