IHSW January 2015

Hello dear friends and followers,

thank you all for your lovely comments and spurring me on to finish my Mystic Stitch piece this year.

It was the third weekend of the month which means that it was time to have a hermit and stitch weekend (if you do not yet know what this is, please click on the icon on the right-hand bar).

As I also joined "Stitch from Stash" (more about this next week), I took an old UFO out of my pile and worked on it all weekend. Here is where I started:

I managed to get quite some stitching done and now you can see much better that it is going to be a picture of a border collie:

It is a DMC kit designed by Pollyanna Pickering and came with a beautiful printed mount. The fabric is a printed 14ct aida, which makes a lovely background, the second photo shows the original colors much better. I had it lying around unfinished for some years (at least 5, shame on me!), no idea why I did not finish it, somehow I lost interest.

But not only did I stitch, on Friday afternoon I had a framing session and did the finish on DH's pirate. I put it in an IKEA frame I had at home. I also tried a black one, but it looked a bit too dark and I wanted it to be a little more cheerful. What do you think?

Can you see the little golden treasure chest in the red square? Really cute!

And then there was a piece I finished about 6 years ago but never framed. In November I had a frame custom made and not FINALLY I put the lady in her frame. May I present to you my African beauty:

A Vervaco kit stitched on cream 14ct aida

I must say that I am really satisfied with what I have achieved so far this year.

Well, DH has prepared some Cuba Libre and as it is dangerous to have a full glass near the computer, I leave you here for today.

I hope you all have a wonderful week full of stitching pleasure!



  1. Lovely work and a great frame for DH's Pirate

  2. Beautiful work!! I'm glad I'm not the only one framing projects finished years ago.

  3. You accomplished a lot - great finishing.

  4. You got so much done! The collie is coming along and your framing choices are great!

  5. I love your border collie , and the rest of your stitching is beautiful .

  6. The frames look great ... blue definitely works. Great work on the BC.

  7. Danke für deine lieben Worte in meinem Blog.
    Du hast ja auch sehr schöne Handarbeiten gemacht.
    Sie gefallen mir sehr gut.
    Liebe Grüße aus dem Innviertel sendet dir Elke

  8. Wow, you've stitched so much this weekend! The blue frame is great and I love the little treasure chest charm.