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Thank you to Joyce of Random Ramblings for hosting IHSW the entire year! It was a lot of fun to see everyone's stitching and meet a ton of other stitchers.
This weekend I managed to finish the drummer, so all 12 motifs are complete! I'm still working on finishing the heart, I managed to stitch most of it, but there's still some backstitch to complete.
Here's the entire piece, so I'm mostly finished. I had DH wash the blue lines out today and some of the dark reds and green bled! So annoying since I used all DMC, including the metallics. And let me say just...
I didn't have as much time as I wanted to stitch this weekend, despite it being IHSW, but that seems to be how it goes these days. I did get a fair bit completed on the next 2 motifs of 12 Days of Xmas though.
The Lady-Dancing is almost completely stitched and the French Hen is well on it's way. Hopefully I'll finish them up this week.
Earlier this past week I did spend some time on my sort-of secret gift for my DH. Any guesses on what it is?
And I was lucky enough to have a ride to work...
First, the update from 12 Days of Xmas, I managed to finish the first 4 motifs as of this afternoon! I was going to reward myself and stitch on my freebie HAED, but I'm updating here instead, good for me. Here's a shot of the entire piece so far:
I'm still enjoying it, and it doesn't have many colours, so it's not terribly complicated. Lots of backstitch though, so if you dislike backstitch I definitely do not recommend this design. I don't mind it so far, I think it adds a little whimsy to the motifs.
Here's a close-up of the...
I'm a new fan of Worsted For Wear, a comic about knitting! Yes, knitting. Great comic and the archives held one of the main characters knitting a Dr. Who scarf. That made me want to show mine off.
Here it is being modeled by my dad. Due to cost reasons I used Vanna's Choice by Lion Brand and I think the colours are pretty close.
I can't remember if this was the site I used for the pattern, but it seems like a good one if you want to give it a go. I think it took me 3 or 4 months...