Sunday, 19 January 2014

IHSW Sunday round up

Good evening my lovelies!

I hope you have all had a pleasant weekend and made the most of the fact its International Hermit and Stitch Weekend!

Mine has been pretty good! On Friday evening I made a start on my small for the Small SAL hosted by Stitching Lotus, and then on Saturday I finished it!

Your expecting a picture now, right? Well sorry, your just going to have to wait until the 29th for the check in post - I don't want to ruin the surprise now do I?!

Today I pulled out one of my big WIPs, I'd been looking forward to getting stuck back in again after the Crazy January Challenge!

I decided upon Mini the Black, this is what it looked like the last time you saw it (almost a year ago!)...


And today, after stitching yet even more 310, almost 1600 stitches later here it is now!


Thrilling pictures huh? ;)

Well that's all for today I think, just a quick note to say hello to my new followers! As well as thank you for all the comments from followers new and old, they really spur me on sometimes :)

Emma xo

46 comments:

  1. Wonderful progress Emma.

    Linda

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  2. Progress on a HAED is a big accomplishment no matter how many stitches. Glad to know you had a productive weekend. :-)

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  3. Oh wow, I don't think I could stand stitching all that black. Way to go!

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    1. I think the only thing worse than endless black stitching is endless white stitching on white fabric!

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  4. Great progress, 1600 stitches is a lot. Looking forward to seeing more of this piece as it is lovely.

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    1. Thank you, I only got so many because it was mindless stitching while I watched some tv :)

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  5. Great progress. Love that pattern:)

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  6. You have been very busy with Crazy January Challenge I really like all the free kits You have started-well done. The HAED has get many more little x-stitches too !

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  7. Wow, that's a lot of stitching! Can't wait to see this one progress :D

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  8. Great progress, it's hard to stitch in black, hugs .

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  9. No fair to tease us haha. Congrats on the secret finish anyway.

    Great job on your black HAED haha. That much black you don't have to stitch next time you work on it.

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    1. That is very true! In a way it is nice, no thinking, just stitch stitch away.

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  10. I think your doing a great job! Keep it up...I know it seems endless now but in the end it is all worth it!

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    1. I certainly hope so! :) I'm planning on sticking with this project for this week at least.

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  11. At least block stitching is not as annoying as confetti stitching! Your piece reminds me of a tall skinny Pacman! Great progress! Where did you get the cool gadget to keep track of your Stitch from Stash spending?

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    1. That is very true, I will miss this block stitching when I get to the hard bit!

      I used http://www.critiquecircle.com/wordmeterbuilder.asp its supposed to be for writers but it works well for me :)

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  12. You've done lots, well done Emma

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  13. I'll be sure to return for the finish, congrats.

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    1. You could be waiting a while Minnie! :D

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  14. To a fellow HAED stitcher, those pictures are thrilling! Great progress, I too have been considering diving back into a HAED from last year and your post has inspired me to revisit the idea with more determination!

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    1. Its actually been really nice to dig this out and crack on with it, I plan on sticking with it the rest of this week at least!

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  15. Great progress on Mini The Black. All us HAED stitchers know how great that looks.

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  16. I love that one, it looks exactly like my mini horse in expression :)

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    1. I think it is a good HAED to start with, not too many colours :)

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  17. Can't wait to see more of this one, I have it in my wish list too.

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  18. Well done on putting so many stitches in this piece, can't wait to see more of it!

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  19. Well, I think black is VERY flattering. ;) Great job on all those 310 stitches!

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  20. Nice to get a new start, looking forward to pic and post laster! Good for you on doing more on WIP! :)

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  21. That is a lot of black! Great progress :)

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  22. Wow, great progress =)
    and we absolutely don't see the fabric in between the stitches ! most of the time when I have big spaces of dark colours we can see the fabric :-/
    good job =)
    enjoy the next 1600 stitches =)
    xxxx

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  23. Great progress, you almost doubled your work! ;)
    I like stitching black actually, it's easy and fast stitching!

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  24. It is a big project.
    great progress :-)
    Giovanna

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