July 2017 WIPocalypse Check-in

WIPocalypse ButtonHello everyone!

It’s a cool, cloudy Saturday morning here in Rhode Island.  Once done with this entry, I’m going to be packing up my car and heading down to my mother’s in PA for the weekend.  We’re going to be handling some of my grandpa’s affairs and just catching up.  Max and Erich are remaining here this time… it’ll just be me.

Since my access at my mom’s is always a little iffy, I’m getting this post up early.  🙂  (it’s also an excuse to let my coffee do its magic!)

My stitching in the last several weeks has been at a bit of a lull.  I will be photographing my progress and posting it on Monday when I get back, but there’s not really that much to share, sadly.  Between work and some crazy weekends, I’ve missed most of my stitching get-togethers with the New England Stitching Sisters.  That’s where I get almost all of my stitching done these days, so sadly it’s been taking a bit of a nap.  I know I’ll get back to it, though.  By autumn, the cozy weather will have me curled back up on the couch under a quilt.   Summertime for me always seems to be the lull, since the weekends are so busy with family outings and such.

(Next month’s stitching question is appearing to be VERY applicable to me, by the way).

Anyway, I’d probably best get this posted so I can go get things packed up to go.  Happy stitching everyone!

Best,

Melissa

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Important SAL Announcements…

Question of the Month – What are your oldest and your newest WIPs?

Next posting date: August 27, 2017

Topic for next time: How do you get yourself out of a stitching drought?

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Please remember that this stitch-a-long is intended to be fun – so if you’re too busy to post, too busy/ill/etc. to stitch – no worries. Post when you can and share what you have going, even if you’ve only been able to toss a single stitch into it. If you miss a few months, not a problem – just jump back in when you’re back with us! It’s not a race or a competition – we’re all just here to cheer each other on with our progress.

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June 2017 WIPocalypse Check-in

WIPocalypse ButtonHello everyone!

 

So between yesterday and today on the WIPocalypse Facebook group, I start seeing people making their June posts.  And one or two, I’m thinking… okay, people are getting them posted early.  There’s a holiday weekend coming up… they’re just getting ahead of the game.

And a few more post.  And then a few more.

And then tonight I realized that I missed the final Sunday of the month yesterday, while running around my house folding laundry, then taking Max to the beach.

Oh.  whoops.  (sheepish embarrassment).  So… sorry about that!  I fail at how many days June has, apparently.  Did you know June 2017 was supposed to have 32 days?  Clearly that’s what my brain was telling me!  That, or I was reading July’s date for June.  I have no idea.

Since I’m late, I’m just going to get this quickly posted tonight… I’ll chat about things in my own post on Friday, when I have a few minutes to actually think and gather the stitching I haven’t updated in months!

If your nation’s celebrating this weekend, have safe and happy celebrations with family and friends.  For everyone else – have a lovely weekend!

Happy stitching,

Melissa

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Important SAL Announcements…

Question of the Month – Show us your stitching space!  Where do you sit, and what is going on around you while you stitch (TV, audiobooks, etc)?

Next posting date: July 30, 2017

Topic for next time: What are your oldest and your newest WIPs?

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Please remember that this stitch-a-long is intended to be fun – so if you’re too busy to post, too busy/ill/etc. to stitch – no worries. Post when you can and share what you have going, even if you’ve only been able to toss a single stitch into it. If you miss a few months, not a problem – just jump back in when you’re back with us! It’s not a race or a competition – we’re all just here to cheer each other on with our progress.

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May 2017 WIPocalypse Check-in

WIPocalypse ButtonHello everyone!

I’m writing to you this time through the space-time continuum.  It’s actually May 21st as I type this post up, on a lovely Sunday evening.  Erich, Max and I spent the afternoon doing some yardwork, planting tomatoes and flowers, and just enjoying a lovely spring day.

Just a couple days ago, plans were made to go visit my mom for Memorial Day weekend.  We’re going primarily to spend time with my grandfather, who is very elderly (94!!) and unfortunately very frail as well.  Having family around him seems to give him a bit more energy, and it’s the least we can do after all of the things he’s done for us over the years.

I hope you’ve had a fun month of stitching.  Mine has been a little sporadic, but it tends to get that way in the spring.  Work is very busy for me in the spring to early summer months, and the warmer weather pulls me away from the couch and my stitching at home.  🙂  I suppose everyone has a bit of an ebb and flow to their stitching habits, though.  This is just my downtime.

Have a lovely June with your projects!

Happy stitching,

Melissa

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Important SAL Announcements…

Question of the Month – Which designer’s projects do you absolutely love, but are too intimidated to try?

Next posting date: June 25, 2017

Topic for next time: Show us your stitching space!  Where do you sit, and what is going on around you while you stitch (TV, audiobooks, etc)?

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Please remember that this stitch-a-long is intended to be fun – so if you’re too busy to post, too busy/ill/etc. to stitch – no worries. Post when you can and share what you have going, even if you’ve only been able to toss a single stitch into it. If you miss a few months, not a problem – just jump back in when you’re back with us! It’s not a race or a competition – we’re all just here to cheer each other on with our progress.

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April 2017 WIPocalypse Check in

WIPocalypse ButtonHello again everyone!

We’re in the middle of a beautiful spring weekend here in New England.  The forsythia are slowly turning green, and our lilacs have just started popping open (my favorite flower of spring).  As I type this, my husband and son are in the backyard doing a little bit of yardwork, and all of the windows are open to let the fresh air in.  It’s wonderful.

I’m getting into my busy season at work, so my stitching time has become quite limited the last few weeks.  I’m making progress, but it’s a lot slower.  That’s okay… I’m sure you’re familiar with the ebb and flow of life requirements vs. fitting in the stitching time too.

Thankfully Celebration of Needlework is next weekend, when I’ll be able to get a good chunk of stitching done while also trying to keep my credit card balance in check.  🙂  (so many pretties!)  If you’re someone who comes to the the event in Nashua, New Hampshire, please swing by and say hi.  I’ll be among a fairly large group of women stitching in the lobby Friday afternoon into Sunday morning.

I need to get to work with the boys, so will keep this short today. Once Max is down for a nap, hopefully I can get my own progress post up. Enjoy your weekend, and happy stitching!

~ Mel.

 

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Important SAL Announcements…

Question of the Month – What projects are in your UFO pile?

Next posting date: May 28, 2017

Topic for next time: Which designer’s projects do you absolutely love, but are too intimidated to try?

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Please remember that this stitch-a-long is intended to be fun – so if you’re too busy to post, too busy/ill/etc. to stitch – no worries. Post when you can and share what you have going, even if you’ve only been able to toss a single stitch into it. If you miss a few months, not a problem – just jump back in when you’re back with us! It’s not a race or a competition – we’re all just here to cheer each other on with our progress.

Due to different browsing software, some bloggers have found it difficult to check-in with their posts. There are three different ways to check in:

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March 2017 WIPocalypse Check-in

WIPocalypse ButtonHello everyone!

Happy Sunday, Spring/Autumn, and for those celebrating it earlier than us in the States… Mother’s Day.  I was a bit confused when I first saw my Facebook feed, and saw all of the posts about the latter.  I honestly didn’t realize that it was earlier over in the UK!  (Ours isn’t until the 2nd Sunday of May).

Winter has been refusing to give up her grasp on us here in southern New England… we had a relatively mild winter, but the last month has made sure we got a bit of the snow and bitter cold to remind us throughout the summer that it’s only a few short months again until it’s cold.  My daffodils and day lilies have begun to poke up through the earth, but look a bit white on the ends due to the cold.  Hopefully I’ll still be able to enjoy flowers this year!

It’s been a decent stitching month for me here- nowhere near as productive as last month, but still I’m quite happy with what I’ve accomplished.  I’m personally waiting until the very last day of March to post my WIPocalypse update because I’m really, really trying to finish a goal for the month, and I feel like I’ll jinx myself if I post too soon!  🙂

I hope you’ve been productive this month.  I look forward to seeing what all of you have created this month!
Happy Stitching,

Melissa

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Important SAL Announcements…

Question of the Month – What stitchy blogs, groups, or flosstubes do you follow and why?

Next posting date: April 30, 2017

Topic for next time: What projects are in your UFO pile?

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Please remember that this stitch-a-long is intended to be fun – so if you’re too busy to post, too busy/ill/etc. to stitch – no worries. Post when you can and share what you have going, even if you’ve only been able to toss a single stitch into it. If you miss a few months, not a problem – just jump back in when you’re back with us! It’s not a race or a competition – we’re all just here to cheer each other on with our progress.

Due to different browsing software, some bloggers have found it difficult to check-in with their posts. There are three different ways to check in:

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    • Via comments (make sure you include your blog address!)
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