Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July IHSW

I'm so happy that I actually got to participate in IHSW this weekend! I have been wanting to do so for a while. I also had an added bonus of today (Monday) being my birthday. This was both good and bad for stitching.
It is good in that I get to choose what I want to do during my free hours, but it's bad in that I don't have as many free hours. I did get some work done on the Lion King, though.
Here is where I had left off last:



Here we are after a few more hours work on it:




But wait! There's more!
Because of my new rotation method I have started, I pulled out an old UFO that I started many many many many *deep breath* many many many many years ago. OK, maybe not quite that many, but this is one of the first projects that I ever started!
This is my Midnight Enchanter. This is the last picture I have of his progress, but there was a lot done to it before I had set it aside:


I put the hoop on him and started a couple stitches before I remembered that I needed to take a picture. Rather than take the hoop off, I just took the picture around it. you can still see that there was quite a bit of progress since my last picture, I just never photographed it:



And here he is after a couple hours:



It really feels good to start working on him again. I'm going to have to rummage through my craft stuff to find the blending filament for him. All the blank spots on the robe need the blending filament, which is why I skipped them for now. I have plenty else I can stitch in the mean time.

IHSW was a blast for me this month. I have added quite a few more blogs to my reading list to keep track of. I've even got another follower, too! Yay!


7 comments:

  1. Great progress on both projects. I love the robes on Midnight Enchanter - you can almost feel the wind that is blowing them back.

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    1. Yes! I also love the way you can see his knee through the gown due to the color shading.

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  2. Oh, I love, love, LOVE the Midnight Enchanter! Very nice. What does IHSW stand for, if you don't mind my asking?

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    1. IHSW stands for International Hermit and Stitch Weekend and is on the 3rd weekend of the month. Just a time to hide from the world and stitch! There is a link for more info at the end of my July 17th post!

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  3. Happy Belated Birthday!!! Great progress on both projects :)

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