Morning Bloggers !

This past weekend was International Hermit and Stitch Weekend so a perfect excuse to get down to some stitching. With the crazy challenge starts out of the way, I got it hard to settle down to a particular project and it did take a day or two for me to settle down to something.
I am doing the next birthday present I need Robin Hood in a stitch along with Linda so I decided the best thing would be to work on the one I need after that which is hubby’s hunting picture. This I worked on Friday and Saturday night.
This is where I’d left it after its start for the crazy challenge.

This is where its at after two nights, it seemed to have taken ages to get this bit done, I’m going to say its down to the scattered spacing of these stitches and it should hopefully fill in much better and quicker now.
On Sunday I started a Christmas ornament that I want to get done this month as one of my goals for the month. Its from a Prairie Schooler design and I’m in no particular rush and am happy to finish this off next week. A rare change for me that something hasn’t a deadline lol.
Prairie School Ornament.

On Sunday night I went onto something that’s going to end up as a finished piece for myself and I chose to work on my Mrs Darcy Sampler..oh how I wish I could work on this some more but if I do, none of the birthday pieces will get completed on time lol. So I am doing  a little, just enough to feed the soul with it, a reward so to speak for doing the birthday pieces first lol.

This is where it was at the start of last nights stitching session.


This is where I left if off at the end of last nights stitching session. I’m thinking I may leave Sunday evenings for stitching on something that’s going to be for me but we shall see.


All in all I’m quite happy with all I got stitched in my weekend. Its amazing how much more I get done since I’ve cut my computer time right down so I think I shall continue to do that and we might even see the birthday pieces done before birthdays!

Friday shall be a catch up with the stitch a long pieces I’m doing during the week.

Happy stitching,

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26 Responses to IHSW

  1. very nice stitching go girl go. question do you cross stitch this way \\\\//// that is my way, I think I was tough this way by a friend that enters cross stitch in computation.

  2. Lucie says:

    Ruth all of those pieces are coming on fab and Mrs Darcy is just lovely, I can see why you don't want to leave her! Look forward to seeing more of your progress but I do miss our chats on the computer šŸ˜¦ Never mind, I have other ways of stalking you :-p

  3. Hi Ruth! Ian's piece looks very interesting. I will be watching it develop. Mrs. Darcy is very nice, I ā™„ it! I do hope you keep Sunday evenings open for a nice personal, relaxing stitch. šŸ™‚

  4. Thoeria says:

    Loads of progress all round there Ruth! Your Mrs Darcy is coming along nicely – can see why you want to keep stitching at it! I agree – it's amazing how much stitching you can get done if you cut back on the computer time – that's why I play on it when I'm at the office šŸ˜›

  5. Renee Anne says:

    Pretty sure you made some good progress there šŸ™‚ I kind of miss stitching sometimes. I have some of the materials to do it but I just don't know where (we've moved since I last worked on any stitching). Also, in the meantime, I've discovered knitting and that's kind of taken over. I'm not sure my husband would like it if I brought home a(nother) crafty endeavor. Oh well. He didn't grumble too much about my spinning wheel because I make yarn, which I then knit with…

  6. Melissa says:

    Great job on all your pieces! I am looking forward to seeing more of Mrs. Darcy's sampler šŸ™‚

  7. Mouse says:

    mmm its a fine line between needing to catch up with folks and getting the stitching done and I think you have managed it ..lol lovely progress on everything but love your Mrs Darcy sampler šŸ™‚ love mouse xxxx

  8. SoCal Debbie says:

    Wonderful progress, Ruth! What a good idea to stitch for yourself as a small reward!

  9. Anne says:

    You got lots done Ruth!! Lovely Mrs. Darcey sampler!!

  10. Annie says:

    HiI've not commented on your blog before.Just wanted to say that all your wips are lovely, especially Mrs Darcey sampler.

  11. lanybleu says:

    Good luck with all your WIPS, I love your Mrs Darcy Sampler. Hope you get more quality time with her šŸ˜‰

  12. Joysze says:

    Whoah, Ruth!! You got so much done. They look great. šŸ˜€

  13. Gillie says:

    Sunday sounds like a great day to choose!

  14. Jo says:

    great stitching Ruth and I LOVE your Mrs Darcy sampler x

  15. Linda says:

    Hi Ruth. Great progress on everything. I love the santa ornament, I also have that chart. lolLinda

  16. Deb says:

    Always enjoy your blog!Deb

  17. Tracey says:

    Wonderful progress! šŸ™‚

  18. Tammy says:

    Love your stitching great job!

  19. Julie says:

    Look forward to seeing how Robin Hood turns out.Mrs Darcy is looking very pretty.

  20. ā™„ Nia says:

    Great progres!! Lovely stitching šŸ™‚

  21. Lee says:

    That amount of stitching is certainly inspiring look forward to visiting again I certainly want to see how Mrs Darcy looks finished.

  22. Mangogirl says:

    gorgeous stitching!

  23. The Maiden says:

    Great progress on Mrs Darcy (love the theme)!

  24. Carolyn NC says:

    You should be happy -awesome progress, indeed!

  25. Wow!! Amazing progresses on all of them Ruth…. I'll bak you up if you decide to have Sunday as the day for stitching to you šŸ˜‰

  26. Faith says:

    I really like your Mrs Darcy, I'll bet it's lovely when it's finished.Know what you mean about the computer, it can swallow up hours of your week, but have missed your posts!

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