For International Hermit & Stitch Weekend (IHSW), I worked on my Heaven and Earth Designs Twilight Duel cross stitch, based upon artwork by Ruth Thompson and on my Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP) 2016 February block.
The photo above was my starting point with Twilight Duel. This was 1,842 stitches into page 4 (14,776 stitches into the project.) I was working on the 6th color on page 4.
This was my stopping point last night. I added over 900 stitches to pages 3, 4 & 5 (mostly to page 4.) There are now 2,687 stitches complete on page 4 (15,687 stitches to the project.) And, I am working on the 9th color on page 4.
I also embellished the 7th seam on my CQJP 2016 February block.
This seam was created using a strand of size 5 DMC #4045 variegated green pearl cotton to make detached chain stitched leaves and straight stitched stems.
Next, flower petals were created using criss-crossed straight stitches made with size 8 DMC #498 pearl cotton.
The seam was inspired by 2 seams I found in the book The Magic of Crazy Quilting: A Complete Resource for Embellished Quilting by Marsha Michler.
(The lighting today made it difficult to get a good photo.)
IHSW is sponsored by Joyce at Random Ramblings. Details are here. To see what other bloggers completed for IHSW, you may find links to their blogs here.
I am linking up with Stitchery Link Party #54 at Super Mom - No Cape! I encourage you to visit to see the free vintage embroidery pattern and to see what other bloggers have been working on this week. If you do any hand embroidery and have a blog, I encourage you to link up and join the fun!
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