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Monday, October 22, 2012

For My October IHSW...

I continued to work on "Africa" I wanted to finish the top left section before I went on to anything else.  I got everything in that section done with exception to the border and of course you know the back stitch and beads go on last.  You know, I just noticed from my picture I have a lot of stitches missing, so I guess I didn't finish this section, oh well, what can I say.  Part seven of AW80S from Papillon Creations came in. I had been eagerly awaiting it's arrival as always this was to be my project for the IHSW  and it was late again but I immediately read through what the stitches were to be and dove right in. A little advise to all stitchers pay close attention to what you are doing or the frogs will get you.  On the simplest part of this chart I was attacked! It took me three tries to get the outline of this section stitched. The first time I had went all the way around the petal shapes and the ends didn't match up, I had to pick out the whole thing for a miscount on very first petal.  I started restitching and was about halfway through the second petal when I noticed that I had not picked back far enough to correct the first error, so I picked again.  On third try I checked for errors every couple of inches just to make sure everything was going in correctly. I finally finished the outline and started the actual design stitches but after doing only the Lazy Daisy stitches and the new to me  "Turkish three sided triangular stitch" I couldn't see straight and had to quit for the night.  There is no cutting in this months installment so it should go pretty quick.  I also have some shots of my last Halloween ornies and a new book I ordered. Well thanks for all of the wonderful comments I've been receiving and welcome to all my new followers.  I really do appreciate each and every one of you. Now it's time to make some more wonderful little xxs. But not before I show you some pictures:-)



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18 comments:

geeky Heather said...

Woo, good progress on your IHSW!! I actually made some myself...for once!!

MarchAnn said...

Minnie, everything looks wonderful. Great going GirlFriend.

Bridge said...

Very pretty stitching! Looks like a productive IHSW to me!

sharine said...

Very nice stitching. I love Joan Elliot designs:)

Emma said...

Lovely work as ever Minnie :)

Joysze said...

Awesome IHSW progress, Minnie!!! :D

Kate said...

You rocked IHSW! :)

Shirlee said...

Everything is breathtaking, as always : )

Joy said...

Regardless of the froggin, you still have great progress on Africa!

Mii Stitch said...

Wow, plenty of lovely updates! Your stitching is fantastic...

Bea said...

Your stitching looks wonderful. A great IHSW for you.

Julie said...

Crikey you have been busy.All look good.

Anne said...

Lovely work! :)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Such wonderful stitching! I so love the Africa piece!

Melissa said...

Great progress on your pieces! I love the fabric you used for the Halloween ornaments. They look great :)

EvalinaMaria said...

Absolutely lovely!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Beautiful stitching.
Sorry about the ATW, I'm behind again!! I'm focusing on my RRs because they have mailing dates.

Anne said...

Wonderful progress Minnie! Sorry to hear that the "Turkish 3 sided stitch" gave you problems. It sure sounds tricky to do!!