Sunday, 18 February 2018

IHSW February 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 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 Thursday to Saturday and post on Sundays whenever I participate in IHSW.

Very happy to be showing you a new WIP for this post, I'm sure everyone was bored to see the same project -my nemesis project for 2 years now.

I picked up my new year new start for 2017 on Tuesday after stitching some smalls . This was also my project for Work That WIP 2018 - February SAL on Stitch Maynia. Here is how the project looked like on Wednesday 

Progress over the weekend

After working on 25 count evenweave for last few months, it feels different to work on Aida, the squares on fabric look so big , working with two threads is clumsy as the threads keep twisting and have to railroad for the stitches to lie flat. But then there is progress which is visible.I'm trying to do one color at a time, which I find very satisfying.

If you are wondering why the progress is less for a full weekend of stitching , its because Murphy's law came into play. You see I rarely go out on weekends or have any social life apart from my bi monthly craft gatherings. But I have observed that for IHSW , I will have social visits or will have to go out.This Friday we had a distant family member come over for dinner , on Saturday I met a bunch of expat ladies for breakfast whom I met thru Instagram.
Here a few pictures of the arabic food we had at Ayyame, all delicious.
Cheese & herbed Tabliya

Falafel with arabic bread

Gerse Ogaily
Though I must confess I'm not complaining about lack of stitching time , I love cooking , meeting new people and trying new food ☺.

I would like to thank you all for the comments on my last post, it felt like we all were celebrating my finish together. 


  1. So made great progress even though you had visitors... well done.

  2. Lovely work on this "new" piece, new to us!
    I am exactly the same with IHSW, you can guarantee I will work or be invited somewhere.
    I am glad you enjoyed yourself anyway.

  3. Sounds like a lovely weekend, good company, delicious food and of course stitching! I love the colours in your new project.

  4. Super progress! The Chesse and Herbed Tabliya looks delicious! What are on the different sections?

  5. Good progress on your project. My weekends are always busy and if not, I waste it in catching on my sleep. Seems you had a great time with your new friends ! :)

  6. Lovely project, even with all the distractions. It does feel weird switching between fabric counts.

    What is this food!? I have no idea what tabliya is! Google keeps showing me chocolate and yours looks like a fancy pizza. I enjoy trying new foods too and there is so much out there to try.

  7. Great progress - and that food looks so delicious! x


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