Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Hermit Weekend

It's cold outside. High today is suppose to be 31 degrees. That's cold!! or at least for me it is. I HATE WINTER. I hate wearing coats, gloves, hats, etc. I'm a shorts and flip flops type of gal. LOVE  LOVE LOVE the spring, summer and fall weather....winter..ummmm not so much.

Tomorrow we are suppose to get freezing rain and sleet all afternoon...oh joy!! So I am declaring this weekend a HERMIT WEEKEND. I wish I could say the idea was mine own, but I can't. Its kind of a long story.

A few weeks ago a knitting friend called me and asked if I would like to have some cross stitch stuff. Her mother in law had passed away some months ago, leaving behind a huge stockpile of cross stitch items. My friend is a knitter, not a cross stitcher, but she knew I dabbled in it all, so she said I could have it all.

Well, I have to admit my hubby was not overjoyed by this idea, but I did talk him into going with me to get the stuff. Well I was totally blown away by the amount of stuff we got!! 2 huge cardboard boxes, and 5 under the bed totes totally full of stuff. Plus a ton of pattern books...probably 300 or more.

So when we got home, I had to go through a kid at Christmas. And of course I found tons of patterns that I would love to do. So I started one.....and I have actually finished it already. So I started another one.

Here is the one I've finished so far. My soon to be daughter in law (wedding is in October...I'm sure you will be hearing more about it later.) loves cats. She has 3 black cats that she adores. So when I saw a pattern book with cats, I immediately thought of Krista. I did this and plan to get it framed and giving it to her for either a wedding gift, a shower gift, or birthday...not sure which. 

So when I finished the first one, I was hooked. So I went stash diving and found this:

Its a Bucilla kit called The Birdhouses. I love it. It will be a Christmas gift for someone..haven't decided who yet.  

So back to the Hermit Weekend ....I started looking at Cross Stitch blogs and found so many great ones. I never realized how many great blogs there were about cross stitching. I first found Debbie's Cross Stitch.
She is a very avid cross stitcher who has so many projects going at once...I don't know who she keeps them straight. I thoroughly enjoyed going through her blog...which lead me to Heather's Stitching Story. OMG..another wonderful blog. I'm so jealous of all the wonderful pieces these ladies have finished. So on Heather's blog I found the Hermit tab...and nosy me had to check it out. To my surprise, there is actually planned weekends to be a Hermit and stitch!! Who would have thought of such a thing!!! So last  weekend Jan. 18-20th was the "official" International Hermit and Stitch" weekend, but since I missed it. I have declared this weekend my catch up Hermit weekend.

So as soon as I get this typed up and posted, and then fix hubby's lunch (men eat way too much !!) I plan on relaxing in my recliner and doing some cross stitching. I took a picture of my progress as of last night so I can show you all. 

So what are you all doing this weekend??? Are you knitting, crocheting, cross stitching, sewing, etc???

Let me know. I would love to hear about you progress !!


  1. Oh how exciting to get an amazing "stash enhancement!" The birdhouses will be beautiful! Thanks for mentioning me! *blush*

  2. Hi Sue, I always reply to comments on my blog but you have noreply-comment. To answer your question, I have all my WIPs from 2012 in Ziploc bags standing up in a wicker sewing basket in the order that I started them. I have another wooden sewing basket for my starts in 2013. I keep my SALs that I stitch every week on the Q-Snaps in 3 tote bags. Thanks for visiting!