Monday, January 23, 2012

IHSW Recap

What a fabulous weekend. I love when I have nothing else going on and I can just do what I want. Such as stitching! So, here is what I worked on:

My February Cottage - Finished!


Monthly Cottage - February
Country Cottage Needleworks
32 Count Lambswool Linen & called for Threads

After that I moved on to Elizabeth Hancock. Ahh, Elizabeth and I have had a rough go of it. In my last post I talked about my issued with the WDW Straw Linen. The piece that I got was so dark that for a little bit I actually thought I had the wrong color. I stitched on that piece a little while longer, but it was really bugging me. I just didn't think the beautiful colors were showing up well enough, so I headed up to my stash to see what else I had that was big enough. I ended up starting over on 35 Count R & R Sheep Straw Linen. I'm MUCH happier now. All this putzing around though cost me most of Sunday so I didn't get as far as I would have liked, but I'm liking the way it looks. Here is picture of my progress on that:

The Elizabeth Hancock Sampler ~ Little House Needleworks
35 Count R & R Sheep Straw Linen
Called for Belle Soie threads


So, that's all folks! I have my very first IHSW under my belt!  It was back to work today. Ugh - tough to do after such a nice weekend! I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend. Stitch on....

17 comments:

  1. Great finish! And I think your new fabric pic is a better foundation for Elizabeth. Pretty start!

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  2. I agree...your start looks great!

    Lisa

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  3. Hi Kris, Love your cottage finish and your Elizabeth start! I am also doing the Elizabeth SAL... that is if my materials ever arrive! Happy stitching :)

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  4. Hello

    Found your blog through Joyczes IHSW list.

    I've just done my first IHSW too and really enjoyed it.

    Your February cottage is very sweet.

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  5. Love the little pink cottage! I'm glad you switched out the fabric. It's such a beautiful sampler ~ you may have lost a day, but better to change the fabric than to have that doubt nagging at you. :) I'm really looking forward to seeing your progress on it.

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  6. I'm falling in love with CCN cottages! Lovely, lovely, lovely stitching :)

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  7. Yes,I have to agree with everyone...cottages are too cute. I think I will do them too!

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  8. Congrats on your finish! I love these cottages :)

    Great start on Elizabeth Hancock.

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  9. Love your cottage finish, Kris. It's beautiful!!! Great start on EH too. Glad to have your company this IHSW.... see you next month!! :D

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  11. Congrats on your finish! Love it :)

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  12. Kris lovely CCN start, and Elizabeth Hancock is going to be divine love the colour of your fabric.
    LiBBiE in Oz

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  13. Your Feb cottage is beautiful. Lovely WIP too.

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  14. I love your February cottage finish. I'm just about to start January.

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  15. Grats on AJs signing day! Grats too on your finish. Very pretty piece to the collection. Your new start is very beautiful too, I love the colors, Kris. HUGS

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  16. Nice stitching. I too found your blog from Joyces. This was my second IHSW, I am really looking foward to these weekends...can't wait to follow your progress.

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  17. It looks like you have had a productive IHSW. Your Feb Cottage is so pretty!

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