Wednesday, August 21, 2019

ISHW A Late Post

Just a note: Debra Of Debra's Bits and Pieces and Kearnel's Korner I cannot access your blogs,  I get a page saying it is a bad site to visit.

Last weekend was the IHSW  ( International Hermit Stich Weekend) appears every month on the third weekend starting on Friday, Jo over at is the hostess, look her up this is a way to let others that are not your followers see what you are up too, plus you get to see Jo's site, she is working on a Discworld Mappe which is amazing.

I have been to the Minnesota Needlework Guild Retreat the 5th -11th, I always have such a great time.
I took a class and will show you in my next post what I worked on and how much is done, plus the big mistake I made which is fixable.

So I finished stitching the Betsy Morgan class I took in Madison Wisconsin in July, I am so happy with this set, the fabric is a beautiful yellow and worked with black and gold silk threads.
I did change out the CAL and date for Save Our Bees, plus on the needle holder strip at the bottom I changed out three of the long arm over four stitch's, I just could not get them to look right or lay right.
I will need to get the set constructed now which I am way behind on my other construction of stitching I have done, I need to have just two or three days to get caught up on that.

So sorry about the shadows in the corners I had to take a photo outdoors and it was windy, this is the best I could do.

We have been busy with so many things around here I am doing so much in my sewing room and still do not see a light at the end of the tunnel, so many things need to be finished including stain glass and beading projects, Christmas will soon be here. Where did summer go? I am not sure.
Well I hope you all have a beautiful week and get lots of stitching done.
Thank-you for visiting and your comments.



Carol said...

I don't know where summer went either, Catherine, but I'm not ready to see it end! Your set is stitched so beautifully and I know your finish will be amazing--can't wait to see everything :) Enjoy this last bit of August!

marly said...

Christmas! There are still many items on the shelves for Thanksgiving but the trees and light sets are out! I just can't bring myself to that point until summer is long gone. You always do such beautiful finishing so I'm anxious to see what you'll have to show us.

Barb said...

Your Bee Contained looks great. Love the changes. Need to get back to mine. Seems like the class was forever ago!

Linda said...

Looks great Catherine.


butterfly said...

Beautiful stitching again .
The Christmas things are already coming into our shops with Autumn goodies .
I am still thinking Spring ha.

Marilyn said...

Can't wait to see the finished product!
Betsy's designs are awesome.
Yes, Summer was late in getting here, but now is flying by!

Mary said...

Catherine, you stitching is beautiful and I can't wait to see it finished. You are so fortunate to be able to go to these retreats. I'm curios to see your stained glass as that is one of my hobbies too. I cannot wait for Fall weather, I am not a fan of Summer weather.

Vickie said...

This looks so beautiful Catherine! Enjoy putting it together. :)

Purple Pixie Dust said...

Love your stitching, can't wait to see it finished, hugs

gracie said...

Indeed the days are just passing quickly. Looking forward to seeing this finished. Shh---let's not mention that Christmas will soo be here!

Rita said...

Beautiful buzy bees!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Your stitchery is so beautiful.
As your summer comes to an end, our days in the southern hemisphere are getting longer and finally warming up.

Sandy said...

Save the important. Love the stitching. Glad you enjoyed your class.

Sandy's Space

Pamela said...

The Betsy Morgan design is very pretty.

Astrids dragon said...

Oooh, I love this, all those bees! I can't wait to see it fully finished!

RJ said...

Hi Catherine. Your stitch is so pretty. I love all the bees too. I've become very addicted to bee stitches this past year. Your retreats always sound so wonderful. I wish I could be there with you. I've been gone this last week at a reunion with our six best friends from college. So today I'm catching up with all my blogging buddies. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Faith... said...

The bees look great. Can't wait to see them put together.