Monday, August 22, 2016

Olympic Finale and IHSW

The Rio Olympics are complete, and therefore the Stitching Olympics hosted by Measi are over as well. I decided to attempt 2/3 of her options, stitching in your country's colours and a distance event. 

I chose Reflections of Canada by Ink Circles for the country colours and when I last picked it up in January it was here:

and I'm pretty happy with getting about 25% complete:
stitched 2 over 2 with Jodyri Ruby Slippers on 25 count ivory Lugana

And for the distance event I decided to get back into my Letters from Nora and went from here in January:
to here:
stitched 2 over 2 with charted threads (Crescent Colours) on 28 count Lugana from Chromatic Alchemy

The fabric colour is more realistic in this photo and I'm not 100% pleased with my progress as I feel like I could have done better. I just wasn't into stitching on this one for some reason. Maybe it was too many colours after the monochrome, but it wasn't grabbing my attention at all. 

In the end, during the closing ceremonies I picked up a small to work on with big stretches of one colour, Linus from the Peanuts set:
to here:

I think I will likely pick this one up again and finish it off. Then I'll have the characters complete to send back. I'm stunt stitching these for someone who can't easily stitch anymore. Fortunately she's extremely patient, but I have some guilt about taking so long. 

Thus ends IHSW for August and check out everyone's posts over at the lovely Joyce's blog, Random Ramblings

Happy Stitching!



  1. Wonderful progress Tiffany.


  2. Fantastic progress on all your pieces!

  3. Beautiful stitching! I wouldn't be so tough on yourself. Stitching should be enjoyable.

  4. You did really well and the pieces are looking great.

  5. You made a good progress on your Olypmic projects!

  6. bellissimi i tuoi progressi!!

  7. We can easily say the OG have been productive for your little stitching bug :)

  8. Great progress! I am missing the Olympics already. Perfect for stitching.
    I really like your Canadian Ink Circles stitch. It looks like fun too.

  9. What's really funny about you being not-so-thrilled with your progress on the S letter is that I kept making only tiny bits of progress on it and it took me a couple of years to finish - I, likewise, could just not get into it. I wonder why?

    But it's great progress! Even if it's not as much as you want, it's still something :) Reflections of Canada is looking great, too!

  10. You did great with the Olympic challenge.

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  12. You made a lot of progress! Lovely stitching :)

  13. I love your thread choice! I am very tempted to get that for Death By Cross Stitch. And linus looks like he will be so sweet, I still havent seen that movie yet of course I love Meghan Trainors 'Better when I'm dancing'.
    Lovely stitching x

    1. Thank you! It is nice to stitch with. :) Meghan Trainor is a blast to listen to.

  14. I thought you finished all the Peanuts stitching! Hmm, maybe the heat has addled my brain.

    Sometimes you just aren't into certain things! That's when you have a million other certain things to do, right? :D

  15. Looks like you made some great progress over IHSW. Your stitches look beautiful. :)

  16. Great choice of projects for the Olympic stitches. And you made some awesome progress on them.


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