September 2016 Wipocalypse Check-in

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As I drove home last night, the huge Harvest Moon loomed over the end of the main road near my house, low and huge in the sky.  I swear the Harvest Moon always seems to be the biggest one of the year, and this year’s was just as glorious as years past.  As a kid, I called it the “Star Wars Moon,” (since the Death Star was such an iconic part of my childhood).  I wonder what nickname my little guy will come up with for it!

It’s been another fantastic month of stitching for me – slowly but surely I’m making progress on Blue Ribbon Designs’ “Blue Jeans and Daisies.”  I’m on the last smaller square before moving to the center panel, and it’s looking like I will be able to celebrate a finish on this piece sometime this autumn.  (three finishes in one year?  Might be a record for me!)

As Max gets older, I’m really wanting to get myself back in gear with some sort of a rotation once again.  There are so many pieces I want to stitch, but I do need some sort of organization to help me push forward a little at times.  I’m going to finish Blue Jeans and Daisies, then sit down and figure it out.  I think part of my issue right now is that I have so many lingering pieces from before Max was born, and so many new starts I want to do… so I need to find balance.


Question of the Month

Tell us a story about the journey you took through one of your completed pieces.


It’s a beautiful Saturday out there, and my husband is finally done with his overtime work for the day.  We’re off to enjoy a beautiful final summer Saturday as a family, and then come home to a good chilly evening that will be good for stitching while curled up under a quilt on the couch.

I hope you’re having a great weekend, too!


Happy stitching,



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Next posting date: October 16th

Topic for next time: What online stitching communities do you enjoy?

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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  1. kaisievic says:

    Oh, I love a harvest moon. It is hard sometimes to find that balance in our stitching, isn’t it? I am cleaning out my sewing room – slowly – and oh, my goodness, I keep finding all of these gorgeous (and some not so gorgeous starts) that it is a bit overwhelming.

  2. Joanne P says:

    I almost forgot to link up! I did post on time though, it was a great topic too. I am looking forward to this month’s discussion.
    I currently have a weekly rotation which means I work on four different projects plus one evening project while my son is in the bath. This seems to work well for me.

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