I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Monday, March 18, 2013

March IHSW: ... finally!

Hey Blog Buddies,

I do love my International Hermit and Stitch Weekend (IHSW) stitch-a-longs!  I didn't have too much time to stitch on Sunday, but I made up for it on Saturday.  The "finally" is because I finally stitched the January square from Crabby All Year!  It missed its turn in the rotation last month, and I wasn't super-enthusiastic about it, but I'm glad it's done!
 I made the "W" and the "C" much larger than charted, just because.
This square is actually more appropriate around here
this month than this past January when we had only a trace of snow,
as opposed to the 9 inches we had almost two weeks ago!
You can see from this photo that I also started on the header
since I've now made my way to the top row of the piece.

I finished the (January part of the) header after the sun went down,
so I had to take this with a flash,
hence the totally different color of the fabric and threads!
Actually, I think this is more representative of the real colors.

I also did a little sewing
(trying to piece together a table topper to match my
Circle Dance wall hanging),
and a little knitting
(on the same cowl that you've already seen),
but I'll show these when finished so as not to bore you to tears.

To see what my fellow hermitters have been up to,
go here.

Hope everyone had a fun, stitchy weekend!
Thanks for visiting!


geeky Heather said...

It would make me crabby to stitch all that white! I don't know what the letters were charted like, but I like what you did with them! Congrats on finishing the square.

Anne said...

Yay! You stitched a square! Love the progress!

Linda said...

Congrats on finishing the square. I am also working on this piece.


cucki said...

Yayy so pretty..well done x

Emma/Itzy said...

congrats, it looks great!

Julie said...

Crabby looks stunning, I do love this square on it.

Chris said...

Yea! Stitching. This is such a fun piece to watch you stitch.

Lesley said...

That's a lovely finish. Our car looked like that in February:)

Happy Baker said...

I love the January square, but then again I am partial to lots of snow! One can only wish for lots of snow like that (sigh!).

Stress Less said...

I love this! Your stitching is just beautiful!

Karen said...

Looks like IHSW was a great success for you! That little square is rally cute!

Stitching Noni said...

Looks great :)

Meari said...

The crabby all year January is representative of here, too! We really got dumped on with snow this Feb. Your WIP looks good!

Carol said...

So cute!! Yep--we're in the same boat here in Pittsburgh... snow today AND yesterday :(

Topcho said...

Love the progress, it's so cute!