Sunday, January 22, 2012

IHSW Janary 2012

This week end was Stitch and Bitch for January and the first IHSW for 2012. Jan and Sharliena joined me and as always we got a lot of Stitching and Bitching done, it was just what I needed this week. Because of the snow and ice we had Friday night Tracey didn't get to join us this month but sure hope she makes it next month.
I pulled out one of my WIP's from the 2012 WIPocalypse to work on this weekend. I have been putting off doing the Hardanger on my In Remembrance piece for a few years and really want to get it finished and framed. Once I got started with the correct number 12 cotton instead of the silk it called for it went very very quickly. I finished the 6 main spots and the left side wrapped and doves eyes at the bottom. It is looking great and I hope to get the other side finished this week. Once it has finished it will be my second WIPocalypse finish for 2012. 

Here on the left is where I left off in 2010 when I worked on it last, all that was left was the hardanger wrapping, and on the right is where I am today. Can't tell the difference unless you enlarge it so I went ahead and did that for you. I did get the bottom right corner wrapped and 3 doves eyes done. Should be able to get some of it done this week but don't think I will get much done next weekend. I am going down to my sisters and I don't get much stitching done down there but will keep you all posted.  Talk to you soon since I will post the picture of my TUSAL jar this week.

12 comments:

MoonBeam said...

What a beautiful piece. What a nice finish that will be. I had three friends over for some hermit stitching this afternoon, but didn't get much done with playing hostess and thinking of things we had to look up on the iPad, but it was fun.

Bobbi

Freddysmama (Kirstin) said...

Beautiful!!!

Hardanger is brand new for me - I did two cut pieces last year and loved it. Scares me to death every time I pick up the scissors though!

Diane (di) said...

Absolutely stunning! Such beautiful stitching... I love it.

mdgtjulie said...

Looks good, March Ann. I have several projects in progress in Hardanger, and love them. Yours looks great. Grats on the progress, and glad you enjoyed your stitchy get together!

Susan said...

Beautiful! I love doing hardanger - once I get into a rhythm with it - otherwise it is just plain "hard anger". Looking forward to seeing your finish.

Anne said...

Gorgeous hardanger!! I'm always amazed at people who can do hardanger!!

Joysze said...

MarchAnn, I LOVE THIS!!! It's spectacular!

Kate said...

GORGEOUS!!! Kudos to you!

Annie said...

Hello
just found your blog.

Your Hardanger embroidery is really beautiful. I love Hardanger.

♥ Nia said...

Lovely stitching :)

Linda said...

great sampler

Minnie said...

That's beautiful, would love to see it in person. I promise not to drool on it:-)