Hermitting Weekend and TUSAL

Both my hermitting and TUSAL posts are just a little late. I don’t know where the week went to! And how is January almost over? It seems like it just started!

The January IHSW, or International Hermit and Stitch Weekend, took place on the weekend of the 16th. I threw in Monday the 19th also, because that was a work holiday for me. I pulled out my Chatelaine Herbularius to work on.  I had not touched that piece since 2012 when the class was running, and let me tell you, I was just a tad bit intimidated when I pulled out all those charts and all those threads, to try to figure out where I left off 3 years ago. lol  It took me a few minutes, but I soon got my Herbie groove back on. I finished the four lotus pads and leaves, and now they are awaiting the center and the bead.

I finished that on Sunday, so I pulled out my Elizabeth designed by Gay Ann Rogers.  Gay Ann issued us a challenge to start working on our Elizabeths for at least 10 minutes a day. I did that last week. Here is my photo of her when I pulled her out. No progress pic yet! :o)

And finally, my TUSAL photo. TUSAL stands for “Totally Useless Stitch Along,” and for this we save our orts from new moon to new moon as a different way to see our stitching progress.  So here are my orts as of the new moon on January 20.

Happy Stitching!

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