I don't have fireflies in my garden - which is a shame... only cats, bees, a dog and the odd dragonfly!! So please settle down with a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy!

Monday, February 18, 2019

IHSW February 2019

My doing nothing is cross stitching...... 
Image from Princess Sassy Pants website
Welcome back to my blog!  Today I am here to report on my stitching for the past weekend while I hermitted!!!  The weekend just gone was the 3rd weekend of the month which means it was International Hermit and Stitch Weekend (IHSW).  I tend to hermit and stitch most weekends but there is something wonderful about the weekend when you know that around the world other stitchers are also joining you in your craziness!!!

IHSW also coincides with Friday Off The Grid (FB group) and Friday Frolics run by our own Kitten Stitching Kaye.

Stand by for the update!

Finish #5/2019
Design: Honey Bee Keep Card
Designer: Free Design
Source: Cross Stitcher magazine issue Sept 1998
Started: 28 June 2016
Finished: 17 February 2019
Starting Point Friday 15 February 2019
Finished Sunday 17 February 2019
Design: Quaker a Halloween
Designer: Jardin Prive
Started: 1 January 2019
Fabric: 32ct Belfast "Jello Shots"
Thread: Purple silk (Silks 4 U), white DMC
Stitched 1 over 2

Starting Point Friday 15 February 2019
Finishing Point Sunday 17 February 2019
Design: 12 Days of Christmas
Designer: Maria Diaz
Source: Cross Stitch Collection December 2001
Started: 1 January 2019
28ct Evenweave (blue/grey)
Thread: DMC as charted / metallics Kreinik and PTB

Starting Point Friday 15 February 2019
Finishing Point Sunday 17 February 2019
So there you have it...

I mainly focused on my Christmas and Halloween 2019 pieces this weekend. 12 Days of Christmas is behind schedule so I am hoping to use some more time this month to catch up..

As per last month, Magical Stitches SALs/weekly challenges has played a large part of my stitching this month.  I will try and do an end of month progress post soon so that you can see all the projects that have come out of hiding for this challenge! 😼

See you next time!

Happy Stitching
Hugs xx


Katie said...

Great work on everything. Looks fantastic.

Julie said...

Lovely fabric for the Quaker Halloween.

Astrids dragon said...

I love Bee happy, so cute!
Great progress, I really like the Quaker one.

Janet said...

Your work looks great. Thank you for sharing.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great hermitting! I love that Jello Shots fabric, wonderful colour. Nice to get a small finish too.