Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Monday, April 23, 2012

A Weekend to Hermit

Ah, the one weekend each month to do nothing but stitch! It was International Hermit and Stitch Weekend and I made use of every second I could spare. Of course, one must do the laundry, dishes and take care of the gardens but for the most part, I stitched and stitched some more ~ Dash even cooked for me every meal! Yes, I know how lucky I am, girls...believe me.

So first up, I started my next Prairie Schooler "12 Days of Christmas" ornament 10 Lords a-Leaping and I made excellent progress:

Lynn, you aren't the only one with Zombie people! 

It was so hard to put this one down but I knew I had to start the next Traveling Pattern or I'd get behind. Wouldn't want anyone to think I was a flaker! Here is where I got to on that:


This is Tending the Blooms by Shepherd's Bush. I chose a very bright spring green linen I dyed a long time back. Wish you could see how pretty it is in person! However, since this is linen, it is terribly wrinkled and you can't see it in the picture but I'm weighting the edges down with my scissors and needle minder ~ lol!

I am so impressed with how much stitching I was able to do! There were some comments on my TUSAL post about how people wished they had as much time to stitch as I do. Really? Me? No way ~ I am still The Queen of Slow Stitching and don't anybody forget that! I work full time (and when I am not AT work I'm worrying about work) and I am the worlds worst about managing my time when I am home. I spend way too much time ogling blogs instead of stitching or even crashed in front of the TV because, poor me "I had a hard day." If we all actually put ourselves to it we could accomplish so much more than we do!

If you would like to join us for the next International Hermit and Stitch Weekend visit Joyce's blog for details. IHSW is the third full weekend of every month so the next one starts May 18th. Joyce usually has a sign up in advance so you can let everyone know you are "coming" that weekend.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

51 comments:

Sarah Beth said...

Love your choice of fabric with tending blooms. Very nice.

Margaret said...

Beautiful work! You got a lot done hermitting!

TexWisGirl said...

wow, you almost motivated me to do something more productive than blogging. but, nah... :)

Vickie said...

I really like the bright spring green, a real different look. :)

Barbi said...

Woo Hoo! You haven't worked on 12 dyas in a while! Love it! And I love the SB's piece too.

sharine said...

Looking good!

Anne said...

Loads of great stitching Sharon!! I love the colour of green linen you chose for the SB pattern! I'm like you with the lack of managing time and tend to not get a lot of stitching done!!! Work gets in our way...but it does pay the bills :D

Hugs

Anne

McKenna C. said...

Beautiful stitching! I am a very slow stitcher too. :P

moreofhim said...

How fun to be a hermit and stitch! Two of my favorite things. :) Beautiful projects you're working on - can't wait to see more.

Blessings - Julie

Thoeria said...

Beuatiful stitching and gorgeous choice of fabric!

Christine said...

The blogging does eat into the stitching time doesn't it?
Those PS ornaments are going to be wonderful and the SB looks gorgeous on the green fabric

Julie said...

You achieved lots, I do love the colour palette of the SB designs.

Annette said...

You started two beautifull WIP's!!
Enjoy stitching them!!

Lesleyanne said...

Love the colour of your fabric. I think we all think others stitch faster than we do. I don't think it matters as long as you enjoy what stitching you do do. I too spend far too much time on the computer instead of stitching lol.

Michelle said...

Lovely work x

Giovanna said...

These are both charming WIPs - well done!

Chris said...

Great progress. Glad that you had some serious stitching time!

Annie said...

Beautiful and fun projects to spend time on. Your stitching is as beautiful as always.

Solstitches said...

Beautiful stitching Sharon.
I love the SB piece - have the kit for it but all I need is time!
I don't even go to work and I still have no time LOL.
Margaret

Mouse said...

oooo well done on the stitching front .. love that green you have chosen too and can we all borrow dash for the hermitting weekends ..lol
and as long as you are happy with what you have achieved don't worry we are just glad to be nosy and see your lovely stitching :)love mouse xxxxx

MoonBeam said...

Two great starts on fun projects...nice going.

I, too, am a very slow stitcher, not helped by the amount of time I spend eye-balling stitching blogs. Oh well, you gotta do what you gotta do!

Have fun.

Bobbi

Donna said...

Fab stitching!!! I think you made great progress this IHSW!!! Stitching is not a race it is something we all love, its about the process, not the finish line!!!

Donna

http://donnascrossstitch.blogspot.co.uk/

Rachel S-H said...

You made great progress! Quite impressed you had such cooperation for the weekend!

butterfly said...

Great progress on all you stitching all looking very nice.

Bea said...

Those are two great starts and I think you got a lot done. The whole business of living gets in the way of stitching!

Kathy Ellen said...

So glad that you had some totally 'indulgent' stitching time, and that you even had meals prepared for you:) How nice!

Have a lovely and wonderful week!

milly said...

Hi Daffycat

Your WIPs are looking great.
I'm a very slow stitcher too!

Joysze said...

Well, weren't you the good little hermitter and with such pretty stuff to show for it!!! I love that green linen. The pinks and reds pop like crazy on it. :D

ROFL.... poor little lord trying to chase away the zombies with a sprig. Ah well... they'll enjoy his brain.

valerie said...

Great job on the hermitting!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great work for the hermit weekend!!!

geeky Heather said...

Hey...hey...stop writing about my life. Except for the part where you actually DID get stitching done. That's clearly YOUR life and not MINE. =)

LOVE the Spring green...I can kind of imagine how pretty it is in person, since I have been the lucky recipient of some Daffy-dyed linen. =)

Autumn said...

Your stitching is always inspiring. I hermited without meaning to this weekend at an Oklahoma campground. SO relaxing to leave all the 'stuff' behind and STITCH until my buns were numb.

Angela said...

Great progress on both of your projects! I think we need to have a contest between us to see whom is the slowest stitcher. LOL. I could seriously give you a run for it ;0)

I should have hermitted this weekend because I unofficially spent all day Saturday stitching. It's nice when our hubbies understand us, isn't it?

Ziggyeor said...

great stitching. I did go out to stitch on Saturday but I put a few stitches here and there of green on my big dragon and it wouldn't look like anything had been done if I took a pic of it.

I think I'm finally out of slow queue at work so no more stitching book marks for me. I did get three done and I just have to finish the edging or put the Book, book, book pattern together.

Linda said...

Great progress on both pieces. I'm still lovin the PS one.

Linda

Penny said...

You did get a lot done! Beautiful work! Lucky you to have a husband that will cook. :)

Sarah said...

Lovely stitching!! You certainly managed more than I did :P

Meari said...

Looks good! And yes, you are a lucky girl :)

Carol said...

Aww... how sweet is that that your husband did the cooking for you so you could stitch! Only in my dreams would that happen around here...

I love the spring green color, Sharon--really perfect for that piece and, of course, I'm loving seeing your progress on 12 Days. I never, ever get tired of seeing PS WIPs or finishes :)

♥ Nia said...

Lovely stitching :)

Sally said...

Lovely progress on both pieces :)

insidenumbertwenty said...

You sound just like me! I'm a slow stitcher, and the very worst at managing my time... it's a wonder I ever get any stitching done!

insidenumbertwenty said...

You sound just like me! I'm a slow stitcher, and the very worst at managing my time... it's a wonder I ever get any stitching done!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I stitched something Halloween on a similar shade of green, and loved it too. Great for spring! I have "hard days" too, so I'm in front of the TV as soon as the eating is done and the dog is fed. I usually stitch there - unless I need to watch Dancing... pause for Idol singing... or watch the face from a Voice... You get my drift.

Susan said...

Great progress. I really like the SB on that fabric - usually they sort of fade into the background. I do so hear you on the time management issue - I have been on the 'puter instead of stitching for the last couple of hours.

Sharon said...

Woot - you go girl! The pieces are just adorable and you make GREAT progress. How wonderful you have such great meal support! :)

Catherine said...

Greate stitches! My boy's schedules have been keeping me from my stitching and I am missing it!

Lynn said...

Ok, I'm with you on this one. He does look somewhat zombie-like! Glad to see I'm in good company! The SB design is really cute. This is going to look so sweet when it's finished.

I don't work anymore and I'm still really bad with time management. I spend way too much time blogging and on facebook.

Bekca said...

You've made a brilliant start on Tending the Blooms Sharon, it looks gorgeous!
Best wishes.

Mangogirl said...

beautiful stitching :D

Rosemary said...

Ah, you made lovely progress. I have to do that Prairie Schooler 12 days of Christmas, it looks marvelous. Also, the green of the linen is so pretty - fresh looking and soothing at the same time.

I finally participated in IHSW and it felt nice to sit and take some time to stitch. I fall into the same thing of being tired after work and not making an effort.