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ISHW weekend- what I did

So, this weekend just gone was ISHW so naturally I just battened down the hatches, and got to it.

On the Saturday, I decided to stitch a card for my friend, who is going through a bit of a rough time right now, and (amazingly enough) I finished it in 1 day! I’m pretty chuffed about that πŸ™‚

card3

The writing says ‘If friends were flowers, I’d pick you!’. It’s from the same chartbook as all the flower fairies I’ve been stitching. I used beads rather than all the confetti stitches that are supposed to be on there(the flower buds that are scattered throughout), I didn’t fancy starting and ending 3 colours for 4 stitches without having anywhere else close by to start/end threads. *Fingers crossed* that she likes it πŸ™‚

Then, on the Sunday I picked up my butterfly piece. I’d been working on it throughout the week as well, so this is where I started.

butterflyThen… Mr Frog came to visit. It was a very dignified meeting, there were no tantrums, no tears, just me calmly unpicking the border, and telling him that he’d better not show his face here again for about a decade…

butterfly2After that, I couldn’t stand the sight of this piece any more, so away it went and out came a new piece- a ‘Love is’ kit from DMC. There isn’t enough of that to show you all yet (I can’t get a decent photo of pink on white!), so that’s going to have to wait until I’ve done more for a photo!

This week I think I’m going to concentrate some more on my knitting. I did a bit yesterday on a train to Sheffield and back, but again, not enough for a photo. Maybe this Saturday…?

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Comments on: "ISHW weekend- what I did" (6)

  1. ISHW what an excellent idea! your stitching is really very beautiful. Warm greetings from Ohio, Johanna

  2. The card is lovely – I think your friend will be thrilled. Love the colours in the butterfly.

  3. Lovely card! You stitched that quickly. :). Love the butterfly, gorgeous!

  4. Sweet sentiment for a dear friend. She will love it. Your butterfly is beautiful. I hate the frog!

  5. Your butterfly is gorgeous. Glad the frog didn’t eat it entirely. I’m sure your friend will love her card.

  6. I adore that card! Such a great idea to use beads instead. Beautiful butterfly too! πŸ™‚

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