WIPocalypse Check-in April 2015

WIPocalypse ButtonHello again everyone!

Happy Passover and Happy Easter, for those of you celebrating this weekend.  I hope that you are surrounded by friends and family, making another year of great memories together!

Spring has finally arrived here in New England.  It’s still a little chilly and the snow still remains in some shady spots, but my daffodils and day lilies are popping through the ground, reassuring me that the warm weather is coming.  I cannot wait for everything to start blooming – after this past winter, I’m in desperate need of a few sunny days with the smell of lilacs on the breeze!

I hope that you’ve been making progress in your projects this month.  I’m steadily working on one piece – a rarity for me, since I prefer to stitch on rotation – but life is dictating that this is how I need to stitch right now.  As long as I’m making progress on something, I’m happy!

At the end of this month, I’ll be attending Celebration of Needlework with a bunch of other stitchers up in Nashua, New Hampshire.  If you’re going to be up there, feel free to swing by and say hi.  I’ll likely be stitching in the main lobby among a pretty large group the vast majority of the weekend.  Don’t be intimidated… we don’t bite (unless asked). It’s a large group, but the more the merrier!  If you’re looking for stitching buddies, come on over and say hi! I’ll be around Thursday afternoon through late Saturday evening.  Chances are that at least some of the time, you’ll see the piece in the graphic at the top of this entry in my hand.  Otherwise, look for really gaudy orange fabric – Witches Wheel will be making a big appearance, and it’s easy to spot!


Blogging Questions Needed!

May, July, and November don’t have blogger questions at the moment for this year’s check-ins.  Do you have questions that you’d be curious to see how other stitchers answer?  Drop me a line and provide a question!  You’ll get credit (and a link) during that month.  And if I get more than three, I may switch out some of our other questions that were on deck for later in the year, keep them as reserves, and add yours instead!


Question of the Month

Which specialty stitches do you love doing on projects? Which do you dread?


That should tidy up my to-do list a little bit with the SAL!  🙂

I hope you’re all doing well and still making great progress on your stitching.  Looking forward to seeing everything you’re working on!

Until next month,

– Mel.

Important SAL Announcements…

Next month’s posting date: May 4

Topic for next month:  TBD (We need one!)

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:

  • Via Auto-link
  • Via comments (make sure you include your blog address!)
  • Via email – to measiwitch(at)gmail.com, only if the other two options are not working. Again- make sure you include your blog address! I’ll add it to the auto-link myself when I have a free moment.


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  1. Joanne P says:

    you seem to have covered most of the big questions! How about one on Subject Matter – Reality or Fantasy. Which do you prefer to stitch? Figures or Abstract?

  2. Hazel says:

    I hope we do get more questions as I love reading the responses.
    Here are a a couple of suggestions:
    “Which designer has inspired you to stitch the greatest number of designs and why do you think that is?”
    “If you have any of your pieces on display in your home which attracts the most plaudits?”

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