IHSW (International Hermit & Stitch Weekend) is a monthly stitching event held for 3 days starting from the 3rd Friday of the week and ends on Sunday night. On any of those days, stitchers who have previously signed up on Random Ramblings (we just post our blog name & link when the month’s IHSW page is up) commit themselves to doing some stitching. Even a few minutes of stitching will do. Then, we will post our IHSW stitching update on the following Monday or Tuesday. I love IHSW because, in a way, it ensures that I would dedicate at least once a month for my stitching activities. But there were months when I missed it… 😀
Last month (October 2014), there were no IHSW. This month, it was held earlier, on the 2nd Friday (I suppose to make up for last month’s), and so I made up my mind to do IHSW twice this month! I have lots of stitching to do anyway.
First, I managed to complete ‘What A Hoot‘ which I started on the first November IHSW weekend. I think it looked like a little penguin, what do you think?
After a little backstitching, I turned it into a Christmas Greeting Card for my dear friend, Ju. Finished on Saturday afternoon.
I hope she’ll like it. Immediately after that, I pulled out my ‘Bags of Fun’ (by Margaret Sherry) from my craft bag.
I have neglected Bags of Fun for far too long. I honestly want to continue with it after that, but somehow I can’t make myself to stitch even 1 ‘X’. The last time I posted about ‘Bags of Fun’ was way, way back in August. And it still looked the same last week.
If I’m being honest, I believe I am actively avoiding it. Whenever I think about it, I feel stressed because I’m more comfortable with smaller projects and because it’s supposed to be completed before Christmas! So, I made a little ‘detour’ and visited my hexagon crochet which I posted about in January.
It’s been progressing very slowly, only managed to make a few hexxies per week and assembled a few whenever I feel like it. So by Sunday morning, I’ve assembled a few more. This is the latest look:
Somehow that ‘detour’ helped a bit because on Sunday afternoon, after I had lunch, I managed to work on Bags of Fun – albeit a little bit. Maybe that’s why all my pics taken last Sunday turned out so blurred… I was so stressed I failed to notice them.
In retrospect, though I was quite stressed last Sunday, I’m glad that I managed to resume ‘Bags of Love’. I just hope I won’t surrender to temptations and start on any new projects before ‘Bags of Fun’ is finished!
That’s all for now. 😀