IHSW April :)

This was the first time I’d participated in the International Hermit and Stitch weekend, which is organised by the lovely Joyce of Random Ramblings. Basically, for one weekend a month, participants can stitch as much (or as little!) as they like! Then they blog about it the following Monday – hence this post!
I used the IHSW as motivation to finish a couple of things I had lying around, do some work on my gift for the current Sprite Stitch swap and I also dug out an old WIP to work on, too. Here’s what I’ve been doing!

Tyris Flare from Golden Axe, on 14ct plastic canvas. She’s now taped to my wall next to Axel, until I get around to doing that thing I was gonna do to them! πŸ˜€

A bookmark, inspired by the beautiful indie game Journey. The character you play as in that has a wondeful scarf, that grows as you pick up symbols. It’s also an indicator of a sort of energy (used for jumping/flying/etc I believe). As the energy is used, the scarf loses its patterns – and I’ve tried to show that in my stitching! Took ages to get the pattern just right, had to draw it out in PCStitch by hand. (Getting better at that, though!)
Stitched on a 14ct burgundy Aida band.

This is the WIP I dug out of my basket. I started this last year (at the same time I was working on the Shiva square) and never got around to doing anymore to it. It’s the Dissidia 012 portrait of FFXI’s Prishe. I like the artwork from Dissidia and wanted to try one of the character portraits. I think I’m going to leave this where I can see it and do some more work on it later.

I also did a lot to my swap gift, but as usual I can’t show that until my partner receives it. It’s going to be great! I hope. πŸ˜€

Anyway, I really enjoyed the IHSW, and will definitely be participating in the next one! πŸ˜€

 

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10 responses to “IHSW April :)

  1. Great finishes this IHSW. πŸ™‚ Glad you had fun!!

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    • blackmageheart

      Thanks Joyce! I did have fun, and I found it really motivating! Will definitely join in again next time! πŸ˜€

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  2. You obviously had a great stitching weekend. Those are wonderful finishes.

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  3. I love the Journey bookmark. That game lowers my blood pressure. ^_^ Except for the tense parts. Anyway, that is really well done.

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    • blackmageheart

      Thanks Maple Girl. Journey’s so charming and wonderful, I just had to do something from it!

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  4. tiffstitch

    Took me a bit to comment, but looks like a productive weekend. I really like the bookmark design, nice work!

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  5. They all look great Sherona. And I’m glad you found us. I remember my first IHSW. There were about thirty of us, lol. That was back in the day (about eight months ago, lol). It just keeps growing. Glad to have you on board!!

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    • blackmageheart

      Thanks so much! I think it’s a great idea and I really enjoy it!
      Just have to post about this month’s now! πŸ˜€

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