WIPocalypse Check-In May 2015

WIPocalypse ButtonHi everybody!

Apologies for the late check-in this month.  If you have popped by in recent weeks, you might have noticed that the blog completely disappeared for a while.  My site, along with hundreds of thousands of others that use WordPress were hacked and infiltrated with malware.  My webhost thankfully shut everything down so I couldn’t spread it unknowingly to other folks, but cleaning it off was just a bit frustrating.

So rather than try to fine tune, I did the old fashioned method of scorched earth on my blog – deleted every template, every plug in, and every single item that hadn’t been used in over three years from my folders.  You might find some images around here that don’t work anymore.  I’d rather just play it safe – so a few broken unprofessional images it will be.  🙂

This all happened about the same time I was preparing to head up to Nashua, New Hampshire for the spring Celebration of Needlework.  It was a wonderful time.  Lots of stitchers curled up with projects anywhere they could find room.  There were fabulous vendors in the ballroom, some very pretty course pieces, and just a good, relaxing time.  I really recommend it if you are looking for a good event to go to.  The hotel rooms are quite reasonable, and if you can control your spending (yeah, I know… I know… I can’t either), it’s a pretty cost-effective retreat to enjoy a getaway with friends and just unwind with stitching at all hours.

So it’s been a bit busy in the last couple weeks, and I just didn’t quite get the updated plugins to my blog the way I want them.  They’re still not quite there, but it’s improved enough to where I can function happily again, at least.  I still need to fix some items with the newsletter, since that’s one of the plugins I had to delete.  I’ll tinker with that this evening, and then get a newsletter out hopefully later tonight.

Last month, I asked for some new questions to fill in our blanks, and received some great ones!  I’m going to filter those into the FAQ page.

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Question of the Month

Since summer vacations are right around the corner, this question from Stasha seems quite appropriate for May:  I would like to know if you look for LNS’s when you travel. What is the favorite shop you’ve ever found?

Give us a must-see, folks!

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I hope you are enjoying some beautiful spring (or autumn, if you’re south of the equator) weather these days.  New England has finally broken the spell of winter, and we’re now enjoying picture perfect weather.  I just need an iced tea and a picnic blanket, and I’ll be stitching under the shade of my trees this weekend!

Happy Mothers (and Sisters, and Aunties) day everyone!  See you next month,

Melissa

 

 

Important SAL Announcements…

Next month’s posting date: June 2

Topic for next month: Do you find yourself more productive with stitching in summer or winter?

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
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  • 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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3 comments

  1. Joanne P says:

    I chose my own topic of conversation this month! Just as well because I never go anywhere so it would have been a boring answer to a travel question LOL

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