My Mary Wigham - Row 1

My Mary Wigham - Row 1

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hermit Stitching

Well, it was confirmed to I hadn't figured this out before...that you get much more stitching done while on your own, but stitching with friends is much more fun.

I got off to a fair start on my January Cottage while here as a hermit on Saturday.  Remember, I am a pathetically slow stitcher!  Sunday afternoon I had three friends over, and all I got stitched were two snowflakes, but we had to take time out to eat Panera, delivered by my daughter...thank you...check out the latest stitching catalog, look up interesting stitchy things on the ipad, and play hostess.  A fun way and a good excuse for lots of stitch time on a wintry (but not bad) January weekend.

A couple of photos are shown below:

Toni decided it was time to leave all her WIPs go
and stitch something for Valentine's Day.
I forgot who she said the designer was.  Sorry.

Rose worked on another block for BBD's
Casting a Spell and showed us how her
first block looks in the shadow box.

I received my January and February Cottage patterns Friday,
just in time for Hermit stitching.
Here is my meager start, most of which was stitched
on Saturday.  Hope to get this January one finished
within the week, if possible.

I hope everyone who participated in IHSW had as much fun as we had.


  1. I've found the same thing--that I get much more done on my own :) As a slow stitcher myself, I know how you feel... Love your start on the January cottage--I'll bet you'll be able to finish it by the end of the month! Good luck!

  2. your stitching is so beautiful..i love it so much..
    happy monday..
    bug hugs xx

  3. The stitching looks great and it sounds like you had fun!

  4. Nice progress and what fun it seems you had. Panera... Yum

  5. That's okay! It is a lot more fun to stitch with others ;o) Your cottage is looking good though.

  6. Love all the pics!! I know exactly what you mean about getting together with friends to stitch and then looking up things on the computer, etc. So much fun!!!

  7. Hi

    Saw your blog listed on Joyzes blog.

    Your wips are looking lovely.

  8. Great start on the January Cottage! Did you change the blues in it?

    1. Thanks for your comment about my January Cottage. Yes, I am using all my own color choices. The cottages are cute, but some of her bright colors are a little too out of my color pallet. I am using a bunch of Vicki Clayton HDF silks that I've had forever and haven't used.


  9. Nice progress on your stitching, Bobbi! I know getting a lot done is always a good thing, but it's so nice when you get to stitch with friends. :) I'm glad you had a good time. Panera for lunch? Nirvana!