Monday, 23 April 2012

TUSAL and IHSW

Hi everyone...
So this weekend was a two in one weekend TUSAL time and IHSW (which I'll be extending untill tomorrow when my "weekend" finishes ehehe)

So to start with one picture and because there's no need of introductions, here is my little TUSAL... I had this little box full a few weeks ago so I moved all ORTs to a bigger box... but I kept this one because it's handier to have on the sofa's arm while I'm stitching

And now onto the good stuff, my IHSW piccies... I haven't stitched much in one thing because I decided to splitt my "love" through a couple of projects, and I'm working on a project a day :D.... So on Friday and Saturday I worked on Dawn of Spring designed by the lovely Mouse for the Friendly Stitchers yahoo group... (sorry I have no before picture, but I only had the top row, almost finished) and this was how it was left on Saturday night (sorry for the hoop mark):

Then on Sunday was a great day because it was the monthly meeting for the Emeraldislecrossstitcher yahoo group (those of us who live in Dublin and nearby, try to meet once a month) and I ended up hosting it, and I had the opportunity to meet Maud, it was great fun to be able to talk about the blogs I stalk and finding that she stalks  reads them too and we could ooohhhh and ahhhh over the gorgeous projects we see on the blogland. And for Sunday my choice was Dragon Fae I which hadn't seen a new stitch in a very, very long time (since 1st of July 2011 :O):
The before
I've stitched one more row and plan to complete one more page before moving on to other projects:
the after (with the new row)
And today I picked a new project to take with me on the train because I was going to spend a couple of hours on the city center for an appointment since I had to go the the office in the morning (11am) and had an appointment at 14:15 I decided to take a "bigger" project with me and go to the library for the hours I had to wait in between... and the project I took with me was the SAL Treasures (I challenge you to spot the difference between the before and after xD):
Before
After
This is the after (after the couple of hours stitching at the library) since I got home I almost completed the row :D So there should be a new post soon when I finish the page of this and of Dragon Fae

Hope you enjoyed my progress :D

Happy Stitches
Sara



22 comments:

Julie said...

They are all looking good.
How lucky are you being able to have a meet up.I'm in the West.

Claudette497 said...

Nope - I couldn't spot the difference. They look good though!

Kaisievic said...

I couldn't see the difference either but I am sure lots of great stitching was done.

Great idea to fill in the time stitching in the library - such a restful place to stitch.

sharine said...

They are looking great!

Anne said...

Every bit of progress is progress!! I think they are all looking great! Isn't it fun to meet up with blogging friends?!!!

Pauline said...

You did a great job on your HAEDS!

Thoeria said...

Lovely progress on DoS :) And on your HAEDs too!

Ruth said...

Dawn of Spring is looking great and I love the work you did on your HAED's. Glad the meeting was good and its always great to see the people we chat with in person.

Keebles said...

Wow! You got a ton of work done! I am so jealous!

Maud said...

*jumping up and down* I see it! I see it! (I've always been good at finding Waldo:) )
You filled up the square at the bottom of her cheek!

Yvon (jioya) said...

Those are looking good, i love the colors in Dragon Fae and hope to see more soon.

Hugs Yvon.

The Crafty Princess said...

LOL You're so funny. Of course I can see the difference. The lower jaw is filled in and perhaps a stitch or two went into the eye. Yay on getting another row on Dragon Fae she's such a great chart. Good luck with the rest of the IHSW xox

Donna said...

These are looking fab!!! You are lucky to have stitchers nearby to meet up and share with!!!

Donna

http://donnascrossstitch.blogspot.co.uk/

Joysze said...

I think you added gray on the bottom, right? Ooooh, love the colors in your DoS. I really need to get back to mine. Dragon Fae looks goooooood!!! :D

Drats.. I forgot to take a pic of my ORTs this morning....

milly said...

Hi Sara

You've made some great progress on these WIPs, they are looking great!
I love the idea of stitching in the library.
Glad you all enjoyed your get together!

Bea said...

You did some great stitching this weekend. Love Dragon Fae.

Gems said...

you made great progress in the few hours you had stitching, cant wait to see your further updated photo

Gems

♥ Nia said...

Tens vários wips bonitos em mãos :) mas estou curiosa por ver mais da Dragon Fae!! Que cores tão giras :D

Melissa said...

I love the colors in Dawn of Spring and I can't wait to see more of Dragon Fae :)

Ewa said...

You have been a busy little bee, look how full your ORT jar is! Great progress! :)

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

You did loads on her lower cheek and jaw! The grid lines make it easier to see the progress.
You've done some beautiful stitching as well as the grey lady.
And how lovely to host a meetup.

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :D