IHSW May 2014

Hello dear friends and followers,

we've had a really rainy weekend here in Austria. Some parts of the country have experienced severe floods during the last days, I hope everyone will be ok soon again. I live quite near the Danube, luckily this river doesn't carry as much water as one year ago, when our area was hit by floods, too.

But there is also one positive effect this weather has: It is the perfect excuse for stitching! :-) So I busied myself with needle and thread and here is what I did over the weekend.
This is where I started on Friday

A finish by Saturday midnight: LHN Little Sheep Virtues "Peace"

I even managed to start a new project, any guesses?
But I did not only stitch, yesterday afternoon we were invited to a friend's birthday party. As we had all been asked to bring something to eat or drink, I heated on the oven in the morning and made these:
Bagels still are something rather exotic in Austria and when people see them for the first time they usually ask whether they are sweet or salty. But so far I haven't met anyone who didn't like them once they've had one. :-) I feel that cooking and baking also are among the right things to do when the weather is dull.

This afternoon the rain finally ended and the sun came out - what a wonderful sight! Sunshine never fails to make me happy.

I wish you all a lot of sunshine and a very happy week!


  1. Lovely little sheep finish Silvia.

  2. you made great progress-a finish-wish i could say that and you baked too!!

  3. Your stitching is beautiful love the sheep one.
    Your cooking looks yummy .big hugs.

  4. Sweet finish & yummy looking bagels!! :)

  5. Hi Silvia! I've just found your blog through IHSW :)

    Lovely stitches I have to say!

    I couldn't help but notice that you're from Austria!

    I'm planning on going there on my honeymoon next summer :)

  6. Hallo Silvia !
    Da warst du ja sehr fleißig , bei den tollen Wetter vorige Woche .
    Bei uns im Innviertel hat es auch so viel geregnet.
    Jetzt freuen wir uns über die viele Sonne.
    Dein LHN - Schaf gefällt mir sehr gut. Ich habe mir alle 12 LHN Schaf-Vorlagen bestellt, nur zum Sticken bin ich noch nicht gekommen.
    Sende dir liebe Grüße Elke

  7. Hello!

    Found your blog through IHSW.
    Your stitching is lovely, the sheep is so cute!
    The bagels look delicious.

  8. Silvia- Beautiful stitching. I also love to bake when the weather is blah- although I haven't tried to make bagels yet. Please email me re: my recent giveaway at black flies and snow flies. Lisa M.

  9. Silvia,
    Oops.. forgot to leave my email. Please contact me at mountainstitches at earthlink dot net

    Lisa M.