May 23, 2016

May 2016 IHSW Part 2 Report

Well, that turned out to be a loooooooong title! How were your IHSWs??? Did you get to stitch as much as planned? I didn't quite hermit ALL weekend but made a pretty good dent on Sunday. I counted about 7 more colors to go on the border and then the over 1 eagle and then SHOW ME DA BEADS!!!! :D

May 18, 2016

IHSW May 2016 Part 2

Here we are!!!!! PRESENTING...... *drumroll* IHSW Maaaaaaaaay 2016!! (Part deux) No, I'm not drunk... why do you ask? :D

More of the same for me. What about you?

I should post the most recent pic right? OH!!!! You know what I discovered on Monday night? The half rhodes on the diagonal sections were all in THE.WRONG.COLOR!! I was supposed to use 196 and I used 194... or was it the other way around? Hrmm... well, no matter; it's fixed now. :D

May 16, 2016

IHSW May 2016 (Part 1) Report

I was a good little IHSW'er this weekend. Apart from chores (since clean underwear is a must *snort*) a bit or teaching, and cooking, most of my time went into Serengeti. My finishing mojo has reared it's glorious head and I'm not complaining!! :D

Not too much left to go before beading now. Lots of fiddly bits but fingers crossed for a finish by the end of this month.

Thanks for joining me for an extra IHSW, everyone. I'll put up this month's 'proper' sign up post tomorrow. Hehehe.

May 9, 2016

IHSW May 2016 - Part 1

Yup, you read the title correctly. This is one of those funky months where we do not have a full first weekend, but hey... a half weekend can be made to count. ;) So, let's have TWO IHSWs this month to celebrate. :D

Serengeti is getting so close to a finish that I can almost taste it. Side upper border, top pinnacle, and one more eagle and it'll be beading time!! This is the time I'm just raring to go, and if I could have a week off, this baby will be done!! But since I didn't win the lotto, end of the month might be a more reasonable time frame.

I also need to carve out some time to page grid Yexian. Charted by HAED from Stephanie Pui-Man Law's artwork about Ye Xian, I had originally planned to stitched this in remembrance of my dad. Then, I teeter-tottered a little between this and Chatelaine's Swan Lake. My dad loved Tchaikovsky, you see. But after discussing this with my mom, she preferred my original choice and so it shall be! Let me remind you guys what she looks like...

What are you planning on stitching this weekend?

April 25, 2016

Serengeti Update

That was a very uninventive title, to say the least, but it gets the job done. I'm so drugged up on allergy meds it's not funny. >.<

We have a flamingo!!! I really enjoy working on these medallions. They stitch up so quickly. :D

I also took to highlighting off finished parts with this design. I don't remember why I did it but it sure feels good marking off big chunks of finished sections. Hehe. Almost to the finish line!!

April 18, 2016

IHSW April, 2016 Report

Hello dahlings!!!! :D How were your IHSWs? Mine was a little shorted than intended as my biz partner and I had to do a last minute meeting on Saturday. That said, I made my objective of finishing up both of the upper corners on Serengeti. Whoop whoop!

I thought a while back that it might be fun to do a slideshow showing the progress of a Serengeti corner. Of all the Chatelaines I've done to date, this has the most intensive layering of colors in such an area. Martina never ceases to amaze me with creativity. (I ended up going a little further with the slides and included the lilies and agapanthus as well.)

Hmm, blogger isn't showing it very clearly. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECT LINK


And a pic of both top corners done.

April 11, 2016

IHSW April 2016

Booyah!!! An IHSW sign up post bright and early on a Monday morning! What is the world coming to? ;)

How were your weekends? Mine was both awful and awesome: awful cos allergy season is full blown and it's either take allergy meds or suffer horribly. No points for guessing which route I opted for :P; awesome cos the weather has been perfect! Nice and cool with not much sun, which meant I spent most of Sunday lounging on the balcony and stitching...

... before making dinner.

On stitchy news, we framed up the beading project for my friend. Can you believe that the frame cost $3.00???! It was 70% off at Michael's. What a steal, eh? Hubby had to trim a portion off the top and bottom of the mat for the piece to fit but it turned out perfect as it resulted in all four sides being equal in width. 

Hubby really liked the beaded effect of this piece so looks like we'll be on the hunt for a beaded project for our home. (=^.^=)

Sooooo, what will you be stitching for IHSW this weekend? It'll be more Serengeti for me.