This weekend we had the IHSW. I admit that I "cheated" a little bit, since we had a long weekend ... a bank holiday on Thursday, followed by a day off on Friday :-). May and November are fabulous months for us having two sometimes three longer weekends like that!
I can only say that it was great! The weather previsions first talked about wind and rain but we had some marvellous weather on Saturday and Sunday, which allowed me to stitch in my garden! Yay ... at long last spring is coming!
So what did I do? I continued on Serengeti mandala and almost finished the first panel (I only need to backstitch the giraffe and tree and longstitch the grasses). The construction of four hutts began under the supervision of yours truly, but I'm not completely convinced by / happy with the roofs. I think I'll be switching the perlé with a normal thread in order to work out the diamond stitch to my likes.
Do you see that white line going away from the giraffe ... That was me going crazy with the white interior backstitching! It was hard to figure out where I was and where I needed going to, so I decided to give it a break and head over to the hutts! Once they are finished (four out of eight) I'm going to start on the frame stitching on the four sides ... that is if there's still some time left before the first of June!
I didn't bake but I made a great dish with pasta and "saumon au papillotte" (basically meaning that you "vapour cook" it in an aluminium bag).
Have a nice week!