IHSW February 2018 Report

How was your February IHSW? I'm posting this a day later than anticipated, so I'm sure quite a few of you have your blog reports already up. Hook us up with your linkies below. :D

I'm happy to report that I actually got quite a bit more done on Saturday than anticipated. Our dinner guest wasn't coming till 7:30pm and hubby and I woke up bright and bushy-eyed at 7:30am which gave me plenty of time in between chores, cooking and groceries for some Yexian love. Sunday, after teaching, we decided to go sofa shopping so Yexian saw less love. I think I did either 3 or 4 colors of yellow/orange tones which happily yielded a couple of fish and quite a bit of confetti holes patched.

OH!!!!! I haven't mentioned anything about my brand new niece! Well, two months old now.... isn't she an angel?

And just for fun, this was Saturday's dinner: fish cakes, vegetable stir fry, and curry chicken...

... and tulips for me. How absolutely gorgeous are they??

Secret Stitching Sweethearts Blog Hop

Jo, at Serendipitous Stitching has the best blog hop ideas. For February, and perfectly apropos, she runs her annual Secret Stitching Sweethearts Blog Hop. I can't remember if I've taken part in previous years... maybe once? A long time ago, in a galaxy.... oh wrong genre, Joyce!! FOCUS! LOL.

Anyhoo, to take part, all we had to do was send a stitched piece denoting love or friendship and Jo runs our pics through a random generator and sends each of us a stitched pic. Then, we blog hop around to see where our piece ends up. Look what I saw in my email today... 

Random generator??? I think NOT!!! It even has green.... my absolutest, mostest favoritest color, EVAH!!!!! Maybe the universe is trying to tell me something... but what?? Buy a winning lotto? Where are my numbers??? Stay home and stitch for the rest of the week? DONE! Haha!! Whoever stitched this absolutely adorable ornie, thank you, and please leave me a msg below to say hi.

It's also Valentine's Day today. I d…

IHSW February 2018 Roll Call


I'm actually posting on time! *preen* LOL! It's IHSW this weekend. What will you be working on?

I'm still chugging along on Yexian. Been trying to stitch on her daily but some days I just get too tired. I won't have as much time as I'd like to stitch this weekend either. Having some friends over for dinner on Saturday so there goes most of that day. We're making Indian food and hubby is requesting fish cakes... delish but teeeeeedious!

Just a gentle reminder that we're changing the sign up for IHSW. Instead of this post, it will be in next Monday's blog post so that you can link directly to your Feb IHSW progress report. As always, if you're on Facebook and haven't already done so, please JOIN US there.

Here's Yexian's progress as of this morning. Happy Hermitting, everyone!!

2017 Stitching Finishes and Yexian Update

What happened in 2017? I know I blogged some, can't remember what about other than sporadic IHSWs and almost no stitching. No gaming either, so can't even use that as the culprit. Hardly did any reading, so it wasn't that. Hrmmm... LOL!

I was planning on 2018 being a better stitching, blogging, etc year, but look at me!! It's February and I'm finally doing my (technically) first official post. Better late than never? Hahah!!
Ok, let's see... the first nine months of 2017 was peppered with negligable Yexian stitches. It was such miserable progress that when I tried to locate a 2017 update pic, I was astounded to discover that there was none. Zip, zero, nada!!!! :S
During the last quarter of 2017, I pep talked myself into stitching the Lufthansa logo for hubby. He hardly asks for any projects to be stitched, but since he mentioned that a few times, I thought "why not? Maybe it'll get me back into the swing of things." So, I charted that, tent stitch…

IHSW Jan 2018 A Bluebell Finish

Having done an abysmal job keeping IHSW going on blogland in 2017, I'm hoping I'll do better in 2018; although seeing as how I totally missed blogging about January's upcoming IHSW, it's not looking good. LOL!!

The previous Sign Up widget we were using doesn't work with Blogger anymore so I'm stealing Jo's idea and using Mister Linky's widget. So first things first, I hope you Hermitted this January weekend. If so, hook us up with your eye candy! :D

As of last year, you can also find IHSW on Facebook at:

I really haven't been stitching much over the last few months. Mojo was MIA due to... well,  no reason at all. I wasn't gaming, I wasn't reading... it was just generally meh. I do think it's due a big part to us getting up much earlier cos of hubby's job and by 10pm we're usually half dead. So I'm going to have to figure it out. Maybe stitching in the morning before going to wo…

IHSW Nov 2017

It's IHSW everyone!! What will you be stitching?

I'll be working on the Lufthansa logo. Hubby requested it for his desk a few weeks ago and I've been dragging my bee-hind on it. It's hubby's birthday today but chances are we'll end up celebrating it this weekend.

We also have a FaceBook page set up here:


Baby Steps

First things first, thanks to Jo who took up all the heavy lifting of setting up the IHSW group along with all the pertinent questions and info, I'm happy to announce that IHSW IS NOW ON FACEBOOK! :D Feel free to join us there!

Here on blogland, we're going to make a minor change to how we showcase our IHSW progress. Instead of linking your  main blog address before IHSW, please link to your IHSW blog post AFTER the weekend. This will ensure that readers will be able to go directly to your IHSW post. :D

ETA: Drats!! For some reason Simply-Linked doesn't work anymore and Mr Linky insists that I don't have a blog. *eyeroll* Until I figure out a way to get that going, please add your link in the comments. :D

Boy oh boy oh boy, was it hard getting back into the swing of stitching. But I tried and am happy to report that my first IHSW after a long 10 month hiatus wasn't a complete bust. Here are the before and after. I'm gonna be like the little engine that could! …