Sunday, July 22, 2012

International Hermit and Stitch Weekend

So this weekend was International Hermit and Stitch Weekend and even though we were very busy yesterday and I was feeling very icky today (darn allergies), I definitely made some progress this weekend on Italian Vista!

So as a reminder, this is where I stood as of Thursday night:

Italian Vista as of 7/19/12

And here is Friday...
As of 7/20/12

As of 7/21/12

And today!
As of 7/22/12

I think I made some good progress, I'm excited! I still have a long way to go, but I'm loving this piece. Italy is one of my favorite places in the world. My husband and I spent a semester there in college and went back for a week before we had our daughter, and I would love to retire there someday. I'm already scoping out my house to figure out where I want to put this when I'm done!

This piece will likely be put on hold for a short time, though, as I have recently discovered World of Charity Stitching, and there are two quilts that are currently being worked on that I'm thinking of contributing squares for. I just need to print out the patterns tomorrow, go through my stash, and see if I can whip the two pieces out by their deadlines! I really think that mixing things up with doing a few smaller, quick finishes here and there will help ensure I don't get burned out on my big projects like my other WIPs. I'll definitely make sure to share when I have pictures!

Until next time!


  1. Hello

    You've made great process with your Italian Vista, it looks lovely.
    I think you're right - smaller projects as well as the big one help us to keep going.
    Hope you have a good week.

  2. Looking really good! I break-up my big projects with little ones all the time. You are right it does keep you from having a big project become just another WIP. Have a great week,

  3. You did make a lot of progress - it looks great! I agree that having little ones and big ones keeps everything fresh!

  4. What a lovely chart you are working - think that might have to be added to my wish list!

    I always think its good to take a break and do a few little things inbetween :)

  5. You made great progress on the weekend! Well done!

  6. That is a lovely design and you've made great progress. Well done!