Monday, 20 August 2012

August IHSW (Day Three)

Ahh! I didn't update on Saturday, and my Sunday update is late! It was far too hot to do much of anything this weekend-- Kamloops was Canada's hotspot reaching all the way up to 38 degrees! And it isn't ending any time soon. We're stuck in a heat wave! It was already 21 degrees at 6 AM today-- utterly crazy!

We moved all our beds downstairs, and have been sleeping in the living room. Feels like a camp out, and least we're avoiding the heat! Unfortunately, the fact all three of us are downstairs makes it hard to keep a lamp on/near me while cross stitching. It kept getting turned off... >.>

So, my IHSW wasn't as productive as I had hoped it would be. First up will be a WIP of the Fairy Silhouette, which I only managed to finished a wing and a half. It was too dark once I started working on it, which required me to hold the aida in an awkward position, so I successfully managed to hurt my arm. ... I haven't work on it since. XD

After I put down the fairy, I procrastinated for a little while. What to work on, what to work on? Eventually I decided to start on a Christmas present, since I had the pattern ready to go. I don't want to leave gifts until December, since then I don't have time for ANYTHING else. I learned.

That is the beginnings of a witch's hat. A Slytherin witch to be exact. ;) It's for the same person as the Fairy Silhoutte, who is a big Slytherin supporter. I'm going to adjust the colours so that it looks like her! Unfortunately, the pattern consists of a lot of black, so I was thinking I could make the hair green, even though that isn't her real life hair colour! (It's very dark.)

The pattern asks for 3 shades of black, one of which I don't have, so I'll need to go thread shopping. That also explains that blank portion of the top. Even if I don't get the necessary colour for a while, it'll be a lot less to stitch come December!

Not a whole lot to update with, but better than nothing! I'm still in a mood for stitching, so I'll take advantage of the early morning before it gets too hot! Till next time, xoxoxo

Blossom Of Winter - Heartstitch Designs
Slytherin Witch - Hazel's Farm


  1. The silhouette is quite pretty! Her wings look very delicate and spiffy.

    1. Thank you! After leaving it for a few days, when I picked it up again, I was quite pleased with its outcome. I thought for sure the wings would be difficult to see, but in fact, they're quite noticeable!

  2. Your fairy is coming along nicely - and good start on the witch.

    You can keep the heat, thank you. I am not a hot weather person at all.

    1. Thank you very much! x3

      Heehee, I adore the hot weather, so I don't mind. Unfortunately, a day after my blog post, the temperature dropped down, and now it feels like October!

  3. Hello

    Your stitching looks great!

    Holly x

  4. I hope it cools down for you soon! Your stitching is coming along nicely.

    1. Oh yes, it cooled down quite a bit this last week. It now feels as if it were October! But thank you very much! x3