WIPocalypse Check-In May 2016

WIPocalypse ButtonHello again, all! I know… the post is on time this month! I’m finally getting myself into a groove and actually getting the post lined up about a week in advance (i.e. greetings from May 15th), so I don’t fall behind on things. I’ve been needing to do this for a while, and today I decided to kick my butt in gear. I *will* start posting on my blog more often! I will!

It’s been a crazy few weeks here at the Krueger house, both on the stitching front and mundane life. On the work front, it’s a new position… same company, different job, and all of the adjustments that go with it. It’s a good thing (and I’ll chat about that in a separate post).

I attended the annual Celebration of Needlework retreat up in Nashua at the beginning of the month. It’s crazy… only a couple weeks ago, yet it already seems like ages ago. Unlike last year, I was only able to get up for a quick full day this year – so my entire retreat was crammed into Friday evening and Saturday during the day. It wasn’t enough time for stitching, but I certainly did my damage in the shopping mall. 🙂

I caught up with a couple of folks I’ve known online but just never get together with, which was awesome… and also met some new folks who I’ve seen on message boards but not actually met in person. That was great, too – finally putting faces with online nicknames. AND… even met a couple people who said they followed my blog, but felt it would be weird to say hi in person in case it felt stalkerish. (Trust me, it wasn’t… with how little I post here these days, I’m just flattered anyone is reading!)

It was a fun weekend. I hope that next year I can go for at least a three day stretch, but of course that depends on work, finances, and what’s going on with Erich and Max. It’s a pretty long stretch to be away and leave Erich in charge of everything.

I have been stitching away, making progress. I still owe a WIPocalypse post of my own, and perhaps that will be later this afternoon once I get some updated photos of pieces done! I finished one piece just around the April WIPocalypse post, got a mini-finish on Four Seasons of Mystic (I finished Spring, and I’m close to finishing Summer… sectional finishes are such a great feeling!). I’ve also been doing some work to clean up a piece with severe miscounts and pushing forward a piece that just stalled for absolutely no reason… beyond perhaps baby tending! So it’s been a good year.

My next big stitching project, though, is to wrangle my stash. I think the last time I really sat down to organize charts, get everything on a list, etc. was before Max was born. I have a somewhat organized Excel chart of all of my charts, WIPs, pieces in progress of kitting, etc. I just need to sit down and update it – and also get everything together. It’s going to be a big thing, but I’ll feel so much better when it’s done! (and maybe I’ll *gasp* be able to find things!)

Hey… lookie there! I actually posted a blog post. Funny how that works when you’re not flying and trying to get an overdue post together! 🙂

I hope that you’ve had a good month stitching, too – and hopefully have a had a slightly calmer time of life than I have!

Anyway… onto the monthly stuff. Looking forward to your updates! And cross your fingers… maybe I’ve finally come to a realization that I CAN get this thing updated better!

Hugs,
Mel.

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Question of the Month

What were you stitching this time last year and have you finished it? (via Jo)

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Important SAL Announcements…

Next posting date: June 20, 2016

Topic for next time: 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:

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  1. Joanne Perry says:

    Yay for a blog post! Maybe next time there will be stitching too!
    Glad that you are finding some time though, it’s seriously difficult with a toddler and working too.

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