February 2018 WIPocalypse check in

WIPocalypse ButtonHello again everyone,

Happy end of February!  It’s crazy that this month is over already.  It’s been a busy one here between work, Max’s school, and my own little stitching retreat get-away.  I’m still (still) working on recovering from the bronchitis, but it is genuinely showing some good signs of improvement now, so I’m hoping I’m truly over it, and it’s just my lungs in a bit of rough shape after all of these weeks of coughing.  Hopefully the incoming spring air will help me feel myself again!

As I’ve been browsing posts on blogs and in the Facebook group, it seems quite a few people were enjoying some Olympic stitching in some form… whether formally joining the mini stitch-a-long or just using it as an energy boost to get some stitching done. I confess it’s always one of my favorite small-term stitching challenges. It also gives me an excuse to plunk down on the sofa to watch the Games more. “Sorry hon, I need to get my Olympic Stitching done for the challenge…”

(I don’t think Erich buys that excuse very much, honestly, but I’ll try anyway).

This year I did struggle to get my stitching in… I’m always a Rotation Relay stitcher, and I’ve used the relay to revisit some of my old long-quiet projects to see if I have any energy for them again. This year between work and this cough, I just wasn’t able to do the crazy stitching of years past, so it became somewhat of a combo rotation and endurance challenge for me. I’m happy with my results, and will be sharing them in a separate post.

I’d like to know if there are other mini stitch-a-long/challenges you’d like to see in the group… let me know either in the comments here, on the Facebook page, or via email (my contact is on the right bar of my webpage). All ideas are most welcome!

I hope February was another great month for you, and that you can continue into March! Whether spring or autumn is approaching for you, may you have some cozy, relaxed stitchy time.



Important SAL Announcements…

Question of the Month – Gadgets!  Show us your favorite stitching gadgets!  and How did you do with Olympic Stitching, and what goals did you achieve?

Next posting date: March 25, 2018

Topic(s) for next time: What newer designers and product creators (fabric or floss dyeing, etc) out there have you discovered and recommend?

Need the dates for upcoming check-ins?  Go here for all details!


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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