Monday, February 19, 2018

International Hermit & Stitch Weekend (IH&SW)

Hello Dear Reader,

This is my first time joining in with Joysze's International Hermit & Stitch Weekend. The idea is to make time for a weekend of stitching bliss knowing that a group of us are all joining together in the same pursuit! 

Btw I hope I am doing this right! I couldn’t find a link up page ..... is there one? And, I’m sorry no pretty picture of the hermit .... I’m useless at grabbing code and pictures, and then I can never find the piccies in my files, but apart from that I think I’ve covered most things! Tee hee!

 I’ve even remembered to comment on the join up call ..... well, I'm learning.

Visit Joysze's blog ‘Random Ramblings’ to read all about it and see who else is joining in, and maybe next month you might like to join in too!


I liked the idea of a cosy weekend stitching, especially as both DH and I have colds at the moment. My cold is not so bad now, and hopefully is on the way out, so I felt fine to sit and stitch. I made myself comfy, with the fire on, (it’s been pretty chilly here lately) in front of the TV (watching the Olympics of course). Don't tell DH (although I think he has a pretty good idea already) but this is exactly how I spent most of the weekend!

If you have visited my blog before you may well have seen this little project hanging around here, and last time it was looking like this:

The Flashing Scissors
Stitch by Stitch by Anchor

This weekend I started from the top and stitched round to the left with a row of white stitches and then a row of brown. It was very tricky stitching and the frog did visit a few times! The brown stitching and my few grid lines in certainly made it a whole lot easier to keep track.

The Flashing Scissors

Well, I am very pleased with the amount of stitching I did, and, in fact, I’ve been working on it again tonight too! Now I’m off to see who else was stitching this weekend!

Joysze, I'm really glad you asked me if I'd thought of joining in! I’ll see you next month!

Barbara xxx


  1. Good progress. In past,Joysze used to post twice for IHSW -once for who want to join in and then the report. She got busy , so IHSW was revived by Jo and others on facebook . Don't worry about the link up, enjoy the SAL.

  2. I hope you and DH feel better soon. Good progress over the weekend

  3. I hope your cold is gone soon. Apart from the cold, I think you have a good stitchy weekend with a fire and the OS to watch.

  4. Lovely progress, and the perfect way to spend the weekend!

  5. What a good idea for a weekend! Great progress on your cross stitch, Barbara.

  6. Great work this weekend, this is really taking shape.
    Joysze will post a blog link up after the weekend -

  7. I hope you are feeling better. A cosy weekend of stitching sounds wonderful and your work is coming on nicely :)

  8. Your post had me wondering if I stitch more on the weekdays or weekends. I have determined that it's a tossup. I stitch when I can and there is no plan. Weekends are far too busy to actually plan to stitch...unless the weather helps me out, lol.
    xx, Carol

  9. Great progress! I hope you are feeling better.

  10. Sorry about the cold, but the thought of sitting in front of a fire and stitching is my idea of heaven. I can do the stitching part, but no fireplace in our apartment, sadly.

  11. Your project has seen a lot of progress, Barbara. And I hope that your cold is gone by now.

  12. Pretty projects,Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing !


    1. Thank you, and thank you for visiting.


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