Friday Night Sew In (FNSI).... held on the third Friday of every month - hosted by Wendy from Sugarlane Designs.
Friday night saw me putting in the last of the back stitches on my Santa Claus.... You haven't seen him yet as I only started stitching him in the last few days and now he is finished!! Yippee :o) Amazing what a cold, wet couple of days in front of the telly can do for your stitching progress!!
If you think he looks a bit strange.... I stitched him on plastic canvas, then trimmed it down before gluing on some felt to the back of him yesterday morning. I still have to trim the felt down a bit but I will do that later in the week once I am happy that everything is well stuck!
If you want to have a look at who else joined in for Friday Night Stitch In, head over to Wendy's blog (Sugarlane Designs) for sign-up links.
International Hermit & Stitch Weekend (IHSW).... held on the third weekend (Fri - Sun) of every month - hosted by Joyce (Random Ramblings).
This month saw Joyce have a two part IHSW! Part 1 was last weekend and.... this weekend was Part 2!
My plan for the weekend was to yet again stitch on "Halloween Sneak Peek" by The Trilogy. As the month draws to a close I need to finish my "Black Cat" for the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL blog.
When you last saw this piece I had just finished the "Haunted House" for last month's Hallowe'en Ornie SAL blog post:
Tonight I will get that last side stitched and then start on the cat and with a bit of luck by the end of the week I will have the black cat ticked off the To-Do stitching list!
If you are wondering what everyone else did over the weekend, drop on over to Joyce's blog and have a look at sign up post for a full list of who was participating.
So that is it for my stitching weekend....
Now before I go.... I have a quick update on some stitching that I have now started doing for "The Alphabet Club" posts. August was our first month of posting and but I failed to show a stitching piece... but I can sort of fix that now!!
I have decided to stitch an afghan using the gorgeous ABC cats from Les Brodeuses Parisiennes. I have admired the designs from this French designer for a long time and finally got up the nerve to place an order.... (and it ended up being a rather large one at that.... Euro to Aussie Dollar is not kind! I wish I had thought to go to their shop when we were Paris a couple of years ago....) I just love Parisienne / French inspired stitching.... ooh la la!! ♥♥♥
I still have a little bit more of the "A" cat to go before starting "B" but I had to put this down for a while to concentrate on other stitchy things. I must say stitching on the very soft afghan material is going to be quite challenging I think!!
That's it for today... see you again soon!
Enjoy your week, happy stitching