Monday, 19 December 2011

IHSW and a finish

Well, I had a productive International Hermit and Stitch weekend. Much to my surprise I managed to finish Little Snap Dragon, and I think he's rather sweet.
I've been working on him (on and off) for fifteen months, although there was a seven month gap in there, so I've actually only been working on it for about eight months.
I didn't enjoy it very much when I started, and I wasn't quite convinced with the shading, but in the last few weeks when I've been working on it the shading's all started to make sense and it seems to have stitched much faster, possibly because I was finally pulling everything together.
I've also promised Ben that I'll mention him in this post and how the fact that I finished it is partially down to him.
Having had quite a busy Saturday (his final family Christmas shopping, a two hour power cut which involved me trying to finish off a stitched Christmas card as part of his secret santa for his works do in the evening) on Sunday he glanced over my shoulder while I was looking at other blogs and noticed that it was International Hermit and Stitch Weekend. As such he declared that I wasn't allowed to help him with the chores that he had to do and that instead I had to stay home to do some Hermit and Stitching as the weekend declared. He also then agreed to watching Miracle on 34th Street while I stitched later on in the day. Which I thought was very sweet of him and meant that I got Little Snap Dragon finished around 10 o'clock yesterday evening.
I hope everyone else had an equally lovely and successful International Hermit and Stitch Weekend.

Now I'm debating what to put on the frame to replace him, I think I've decided that it's going to be the Fairy Tale Sampler and fabric that I bought a few weeks ago from the stitching fair, but mum's agreed that I can have these off her for Christmas (I couldn't really justify buying it), so I can't do anything with that for a week.

Happy stitching!

15 comments:

Tiki said...

He looks great. Good job on the finish and very nice of Ben to give you time to do it.

Pauline said...

Great finish!

Heli said...

Congrats on the finish!

Yvon (jioya) said...

That's a very friendly little dragon.

Happy Holiday's and happy stitching.

Hugs Yvon.

Nic said...

Such a gorgeous little snap dragon - think he may have to be added to my wishlist!

sharine said...

He looks very sweet. Well done!

Joysze said...

He's darling, Kim and GOOOOOO BEN!!! :D :D :D

You know, when your page first opened today, Fairy Tale caught my eye right away and I actually squealed. So I can't wait for Christmas to come along so that can go on the frame. :D

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. Look forward to seeing your new start.

Anne said...

Wow! It's gorgeous!! And you have such a good man there.

Merry Christmas!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on the finish Kim, it looks wonderful.

Michelle said...

He looks beautifull!

The Maiden said...

Congratulations!!!! I have often looked at this little guy and wanted to stitch it, so cute! The shading looks great as does your stitching!

Just Me said...

Along with Joysze, I saw him and said aloud - 'She got him finished!!'
Hooray for you!

Virpi said...

Congratulations for your finish and a happy Christmas and a happy New year =D

♥ Nia said...

lovely stitching! :)