Sunday, 21 January 2018

I smell a FINISH!!!

Hello friends,

This year again I'm participating in IHSW , as the SAL has been revived on blogland and facebook by Joysze at Random Ramblings and Jo respectively.

For those of who don't know what  IHSW is, its a SAL which was started by Joysze at Random Ramblings .Here is how she describes it "International Hermit and Stitch Weekend takes place every 3rd full weekend of each month, from Friday till Sunday. In our very busy and hectic lives, IHSW is a chance for us to squirrel some time away for ourselves and "Hermit and Stitch." It is a time set aside to take care of us and our love for stitching."

Weekend in my part of the world is on Friday & Saturday, so I will be stitching from Thur-Sat and post on Sundays whenever I participate in IHSW.

Is it a coincidence or what that my first IHSW post in 2016 and 2018 have the same project? Or rather it is shameful that I'm still working on the same project since 2 years ๐Ÿ˜ก.Well this shame is soon to end, I'm so close to finishing this project that I can feel butterflies in my stomach.

I added a total of 1168 stitches during the weekend . I could have done better if I didn't had to visit an ailing relative.

Some comparison pics:

A lot of white stitches were added in the bottom flowers which can't be seen in the picture which was taken this morning when it was still dark.

Thank you all for cheering me up for finishing this WIP thru your comments on my last post. All that is left is to add the greyish blue in bottom right flower, the wording in centre and backstitch.

Shall we say this can be wrapped during the week?

We shall see...


  1. Come on, you can do it! Imagine how great you will feel when this is finally off your WIP list and ready to give to your friend.

  2. You can do it! And it's not shameful at all that it has been a long project - it makes it more satisfying when you finish it x

  3. That's a great progress! I hope it will be done before next weekend. Last weekend was busy for me to do any stitching but I did search for new projects to begin.

  4. Nooooo! It’s not shameful, you mustn’t put yourself under pressure like that!
    Enjoy your stitching, you will miss it when you have given it to your friend!
    Lucky friend, it looks very pretty!
    Ooh, I like this font for your comments, it’s very cute!
    Barbara xx

  5. Not shameful at all! And that was super progress you made!! Looking forward to seeing it finished!

  6. Ooooh, you're SOOOOOOOOOOOO close, Bharti. You can DOOOOOO EEEEEET!!!!!! I hear you about the finishing butterflies... bet they're flying around wildly in there cheering you on as well!

  7. Wonderful project! How exciting to be so close to a finish!

  8. You can do it!! Keeping my fingers crossed for a finish very soon :)

  9. Great progress the IHSW, well done.

  10. you added a lot of stitches! Well done on being almost finished!

  11. Great work this weekend. I am sure you can get this one done this year!

  12. Wow, Mini, this can truly be called progress. And I'm sure that you are now on the finishing stretch. Ot maybe you have already finished it by now?

  13. You can do it! I only just finished one from 2015, and it was quite small in comparison to this one. Good luck!


IHSW February 2019 check-in

Hello dear friends, It's time to show what I stitched for International Hermit & Stitch weekend . If you don't know what  IHSW...