Tuesday, June 19, 2012
This past weekend was the monthly International Hermit & Stitch Weekend...and it's actually the first one in quite some time that I've actually had some time to really stitch! A good portion of my time was spent stitching a piece for a Patriotic exchange, so I can't show that one yet, but it was fun to stitch and I was pleased to get it finished.
This little pillow was stitched for a summer ornament exchange with Stitchers Timeout. It is Summer Spots from The Trilogy, stitched on a piece of random evenweave with DMC threads. I added the little bee button because I didn't have the one called for.
This is my part stitched on the round robin we are doing with Friendly Stitchers.Gillie chose The Drawn Threads' Cloister Garden. There are lots of specialty stitches in this piece...luckily I didn't have to do too many! It is stitched on a lovely lavender fabric with some kind of silk threads. It's hard to see the signature in the photo but it is easier in real life. Gillie did the very top part with the topiary trees before sending it along.
This last pic is Dawn of Spring through part three...the lovely sampler that Mouse is designing for us at Friendly Stitchers. I have fudged most of the specialty stitches (not my strong suit!) with beads, but am thinking about going back and doing them when the sampler is done. I also realized that I made a counting mistake in one of the other rows so I'll change that later as well. Maybe I should just start over!
I'm in the search of some Christmas ornaments to stitch for another challenge...it's fun hunting down the ones I want to stitch. More about that later.