You have to admit, the title is NOT catchy at all is it? I'm not sure even I would click on a blog with a title as exciting as "ISHW for May and Leaflet Project 1 Segment 4". If you have, you are braver than I am and MUST have some idea as to the content hidden behind the title! I shall endeavor to not disappoint.
Last time we met, it was the beginning of the International Hermit and Stitch Weekend which I began earlier than normal because I am on a layoff from work right now and really wanted to get going on my current projects.
Leaflet Project 1 began on April 20th and as of today, three patterns in this leaflet have been completed.
Leisure Arts Joys of My Garden Leaflet 478 Book Two:
The first pattern was Pewter Blue. It has about a billion French Knots. For some reason I enjoyed making them and was not as intimidated as I used to be years ago.
The second pattern on the same page as Pewter Blue is Pink Climber. A small pattern I ended up turning into a lid cover for a canning jar that I use to keep buttons in for my Chickie Bags.
It has been suggested by a friend of mine that I stitch them again in yellows (she and I both share a similar dislike for pink, but I feel her vehemence towards the color outshines
This weekend I did complete Idle Flight. If you read the previous bloggity blog entry you already know that there was a note stating that the entire pattern be done in one thread. This note I did not see until I was two thirds of the way done and had been using two threads throughout. Frankly, now that it is complete, I really do prefer the two thread method, but feel it has something to do with the entire theme: the linen napkins being used as the fabric. Single thread may or may not have worked, but the texture and boldness of color having used two threads is very appealing to me.
Besides, I will be the one staring at these for the next fifty odd years and I'd better be pleased with the end result!
It really is a pretty piece isn't it? This leaflet has another pattern similar called Garden Visitor.
I have two patterns to do before I get to Garden Visitor, so you will have to wait. Not very long, but wait you will.
In the meantime, here is where we are at:
Pewter Blue: DONE
Pink Climber: DONE
Idle Flight: DONE
Smell the Blooms: In Progress
Joys of My Garden
Edged With Eyelet
I still ask myself why I didn't stitch these so many years ago, but wonder if I would have appreciated them as much as I do now? Who knows?
I did not get any work done on Project 2 Celtic Goddess. My daughter and I have been reading the Game of Thrones books when we have a moment and she finally finished Book One so we could watch Season One. That interrupted my IHSW, but was worth it. Time spent with my daughter doing something we both enjoy....I have no words to describe how wonderful it is.
We will be finishing up Season One today and because I'm on my layoff period from work, I have this crazy idea to make a biscornu for May, work on Project 1 Celtic Goddess and hopefully complete Smell The Blooms during the next two weeks.
Delusions of Grandeur are intact!
Until next time.....