Monday, September 19, 2011

IHSW update

Well, so much for squirreling myself away for the weekend with my stitching. The weekend proved a fairly busy one with taking the kiddies to the cinema - it was the boy's first time. He seemed to enjoy it for the most part and didn't bother the audience too much. We also went to a small craft fair so by the time we got back that was the best part of the day gone. Sunday proved just as difficult as I started with the cold/flu symptoms that seem to be doing the rounds at the moment.

However, all that said, I did manage to get some stitching done. I worked on the Istitch mystery and the Dandy Dreams chart in the evenings. I only had to frog the Istitch part twice this time!! I seriously think it is because I am feeling so tired and run down. Anyway, here are my progress pics:

Istitch part 4

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Dandy Dreams

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I mainly focused on the green at the bottom and there was a heck of a lot of counting in it. I am so close to finishing this. I reckon I should aim to finish it in about 2 weeks.

That's all from me for know folks. I did start some knitting but my DS took it all off the needles and then proceeded to hide the needles!!! I am still one missing!! Grrrrrrr...... I hate knitting.

Have a good week folks.
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27 comments:

Cross Stitch Crazy Mum said...

Good Progress :) I know what its like being sick and dealing with kids (just been through 5 weeks of it)so I think you've done great and lol mine do the same with my knitting needles

Joysze said...

Aww, I'm so sorry to hear you're sick, Hazel. Feel better soon.

What movie did you guys go to?

iStitch looks great, and I love Dandy Dreams. Those greens you worked on are yummy.

And.... I had to LOL at your knitting needles. Maybe DS was thinking you should stitch instead. ;)

*hugs*

Gillie said...

Despite the size of the SAL I must have frogged the blessed thing about eight times on the bird motif, just couldn't get it right. Yours is looking lovely and I've commented before on DD! Do hope you are beginning to feel better.

CalamityJr said...

Both pieces look great. I recently finished Dandy Dreams - isn't it just the greatest?!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I had to smile at the knitting part of your post. Crafting with young children and some pets can be challenging!!

Nancy said...

Lovely progress! I just love how everyone's Mystery Sampler looks with their personal color choices and little changed details!

valerie said...

Great stitching Hazel! I really like the floss color you chose for the iStitch SAL!

Margaret said...

Both pieces are so pretty!

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on your wips. I hope you are feeling better now and you find your missing knitting needle.

karenskrafts said...

Beautiful stitching, what patience you have, hope you find that needle soon :D
Karen x

Christine said...

Great progress on your SAL and Dandy Dreams. I struggled with the bottom border too. Mine's still got a mistake in it, I just gave up in the end and worked round it!

Patty C. said...

Great progress on your SAL & I love Dandy Dreams !!!

KarenV said...

Lovely WIPs Hazel :) Sorry you're feeling a bit under the weather - it's started to turn a bit chilly, hasn't it? Feel better soon! Also sorry about the knitting needles - arrrgh!

Carol said...

Both pieces are looking wonderful, Hazel...lovely color you're using for the SAL, too!

I remember being sick so much more when my sons were small. Kids bring so many germs home from school... Hope you feel better very soon :)

Kathy A. said...

Wonderful, wonderful stitches my dear.
Sometimes those simple designs are the biggest pain aren't they. I had a piece just like that.

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Your progress is lovely, I love dandy Dreams :)
I'm so sorry to hear that you're sick, hope you get better soon :)

Veronica said...

Hope you're feeling better soon, Hazel. Good progress on your WiPs. Your DS with your knitting needles made me laugh :)

Kate said...

Great progress - hope you're feeling better.

Elisa said...

Your SAL is loooking great and loving your DD!

Sally said...

Lovely progress on both pieces Hazel. I am loving this iStitch SAL.

I hope you're feeling better soon {{{{hugs}}}}

Giovanna said...

Your stitching is lovely on both pieces! Sorry to read about your mishaps - I hope you're better now, and that you find that knitting needle.

Catherine said...

Hope you are feeling better!

Your stitching looks great. Love the colors in both.

Hope you find your needles soon!

Kathy Ellen said...

Lovely progress on your Mystery Sampler "I Stitch", and "Dandy Dreams" is coming along nicely too. So sorry to hear that you are feeling a bit under the weather. Hope that you are feeling much better soon!

Siobhan said...

Beautiful stitching, Hazel! You've made wonderful progress.

My kids & I always loved going to the cinema together--such fun.

I hope you're feeling better by now!

Carla said...

Nice progress on both pieces. Sorry you had to frog twince on the mystery sampler :S
Hope you feel better soon!

Cuckoo said...

Gorgeous stitching, must be quite soothing to do...except when a mistake occurs. Hard on the eyes too I imagine.


Sorry to hear you feel run down.
xxx

Julie said...

Hope you are feeleing better Hazel and had a lovely weekend with Tracy.

Lots of lovely stitching and crochet on here, as usual i am way behind on blog reading and having a catch up after my hols.

The mystery is beautiful, nice shade of thread you chose for yours.

{{big hug}}

Love the bobbly one, they look super