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Monday, May 21, 2012

May IHSW: Three Squares

Hey Blog Buddies,

The May International Hermit and Stitch Weekend has come and gone and I am happy to say that I stitched three squares in my Rainforest Revisited project (my goal was at least two):

This square is a bit on the dark side
and not too contrasty--
not one of my favorites, I must admit.
(It's actually a bit brighter in this photo than in real life.)
It also took me quite awhile to stitch
because there were a lot of
over-one and over-two stitches.

This is a really fun design--
although the color in the photo is off.
What appears to be beige is a lot more gold IRL.
And the pinks are a bit more orange.

This little cutie stitched up really quickly
because a lot of it was over four.
One more square
and I'll be at the halfway point
in the project!

It was quite crazy in Chicago yesterday,
and today promises to be more of the same.
Needless to say, we didn't go into the city
let alone anywhere near the Loop or McCormick Place!
It was a really good weekend
to hermit and stitch!!

Hope your weekend setting
was a bit more serene.
Thanks for visiting!

And thanks for all of your kind comments, too!


Minnie said...

I love all three squares the colors are really beautiful.

Kasey said...

These are great! Loved seeing them!

milly said...

Beautiful projects and beautiful colours!

Sarah said...

Lovely blocks, that last one in particular is just gorgeous

Rosemary said...

Hi, I came over via IHSW (just joined) and I think your weekend work looks great. Small world, I live where the first part of the G-8 took place in Maryland and we had protesters as well (not as many as you had). I enjoyed hermitting and look forward to the next weekend.

Carla said...

Great block!! Well done :)

mdgtjulie said...

They're all lovely, Southpaw. I love the colors in the second one especially. Can't wait to see the next one!!

tiffstitch said...

Great squares! I really like the autumn colours in the third, but they're all beautiful.

Vickie said...

I am a fellow hermitter as well...Lovely project!

Chris said...

The squares are lovely.

Bea said...

Those are wonderful squares - great use of the IHSW weekend!

Stitching Noni said...

Well done! You did a great job on the weekend. The little squares are lovely :o)

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Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :D