2017, should we try to revive the group?

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I forget to come and see what is happening, and I guess a lot of us are in  
the same boat.

So, what are we all up to with our stitching?

My stitching goal is to finish as many of my dozen or so WIPs and WISPs as  
I can in 2017. I am going to get them out, pat them gently and then put the
m in a rotation where each one gets a week of attention in turn.

I am also going to finish a sunflower tablerunner that is a RR project with
 a friend; just 3 of us, and taking our time. I am half finished my share o
f this project. Then I am going to stitch on another RR that is awaiting my
 attention - this one the owner doesn't need back until after she moves, so
metime this coming summer.

There will also be too new starts, just so I don't get to feeling hard-done
-by for having to work on WIPs, etc. One new start is Liz Almond's Sublime  
Stitches. Her Save the Stitches is one of the WIPs! I also intend to start  
on Cherry Parker's Christmas Ball.

Keep on stitchin'

RoseMary

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I haven't been stitching too much in the last month or so.  I am almost done  
with a cute design with a Snowman and children that are building them and it  
is a fast stitch.  I love it but just haven't felt like I want it to get  
done.  I need to find a new project that I will start when I finish this one  
and then I will get back to it.  I would love to see things get active  
again.  Just never seems to happen.
Sharon in MN

I forget to come and see what is happening, and I guess a lot of us are in  
the same boat.

So, what are we all up to with our stitching?

My stitching goal is to finish as many of my dozen or so WIPs and WISPs as I  
can in 2017. I am going to get them out, pat them gently and then put them  
in a rotation where each one gets a week of attention in turn.

I am also going to finish a sunflower tablerunner that is a RR project with  
a friend; just 3 of us, and taking our time. I am half finished my share of  
this project. Then I am going to stitch on another RR that is awaiting my  
attention - this one the owner doesn't need back until after she moves,  
sometime this coming summer.

There will also be too new starts, just so I don't get to feeling  
hard-done-by for having to work on WIPs, etc. One new start is Liz Almond's  
Sublime Stitches. Her Save the Stitches is one of the WIPs! I also intend to  
start on Cherry Parker's Christmas Ball.

Keep on stitchin'

RoseMary  


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On 1/3/2017 4:00 PM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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I haven't done much stitching in the last couple of years but I
do regularly check in.  Every time I get out the tote bag with
WIPs it just sits by the chair while I read, work jigsaw puzzles,
or my latest play the piano.  I've got enough potential projects
to last me till I'm 100 if I would live that long.

Nancy

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I'm in the same boat.

I'm about to pick up my stitching after about 10 years of laxity.  I had eye surgery, then other medical issues, and stuff gradually rolled by.  I have two new pieces on order; kits are easier than sorting through stash and making decisions.

I wish I had known before I pulled the trigger on my order from The Stitchery that they are moving warehouses and stuff might take longer.  After a week, it still shows as "being processed".

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Not much stitching for me since late October, when my data entry job speeds
 up for the holiday season but I have the second snow day of my life today  
so I'm hoping to spend the rest of it working on my Hawaiian Baby Sampler p
roject (baby will be three in May) and watching the snow blobs fall off of  
the 60' fir trees! :-)  

We've gotten more snow here in southern Oregon than we've had in decades. I

) and hiked home through the snow. :-)  It was beautiful but not something  
I'd want to do  all the time.   Even though the main state highway through  
our area is plowed and open, the roads getting to and from that road are st
ill in sad shape and, because of last night's snow on top of old snow, ther
e are apparently branches down and power out throughout the area.  Definite
ly not worth digging the car out of the snow to get onto a snowy, icy count
ry road.  And, if it gets as cold tonight as expected, the ride home would  
be icy. Sooooo, it's stitching for me today, once I balance the checkbook.  
  

Happy Stitching! :-D

Liz from Humbug

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I wrote before that I come here once a week, Saturday morning, to
catch up. Usually there is not much to catch up on. Nice to see some
posts this morning.

I recently finished Ross's White Tiger and just finished a little owl.
Now I am working on a patriotic sampler.

Rich in Delaware

On Tue, 3 Jan 2017 13:00:28 -0800 (PST), snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

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I check the newsgroup several times a week, and usually find
zero posts, so move on. It would be great if we could put some
life into it again.

Like several others have posted, I'm doing more knitting than
stitching these days, mostly because I was given a big load
of yarn a few years ago when a neighbor passed away. She was
a avid needleworker and knitter, but her family only wanted
to keep her finished projects, so I got most of her patterns,
books, and stitching and knitting materials, including a floor  
stand which is still in the box.

And my Dazor blew a switch a couple of months ago...again.
I've gotten the replacement part from Dazor, but haven't
gotten a chance to do the repair yet. Maybe once it's working
again, I'll get the stitching urge again.

Currently working on a knitted, striped afghan...six stripes
down, four to go, plus finishing. Too many stitching UFOs
and designs to list.

Nyssa
At River's End




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This current in-progress afghan will be a gift.  

I've also finished a baby afghan this fall that had been  
started by my deceased neighbor. She knitted a LOT looser
than I do, and it's obvious where she left off and I took
over. She had only done about four inches and had an error
in a previous row too. No doubt the error caused her to
put it aside to fix, then she never got a chance to get
back to it before illness took over. :( Another neighbor
has a great-grandchild on the way in the spring, so the
finished afghan will go to her granddaughter for the new
little one. Since the deceased neighbor lived right next
door to the expectant great-grandma and they were friends,
the afghan will have some connection to the family.

I've also knitted a new hat for that same great-grandma-
to-be this fall since she asked for one a bit longer than
the alpaca one I made for her last year.

So a LOT of my knitting goes to others too.

I agree about cuddling up in afghans to save on heat in
the cold weather. I currently am doing that while at the
computer. Another afghan knitted from that inherited
stash of yarn. I've still got enough of that inherited
stash for two more afghans and a shawl and sweater. Yep,
that lady was a stash hoarder for sure. At least it didn't
go to waste!

Nyssa
At River's End


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I used to do a lot of crochet and knitting years ago but haven't for a long  
time.  I am strictly cross stitch now.  I haven't even done any of that for  
a while.  I think this coming weekend is the time to start again.  I hope to  
have a new project planned out and then I can finish the one I am stitching.  
Good to see so many people posting.  I sure hope it can continue.
Sharon in MN

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On 1/7/2017 7:32 AM, Rich wrote:
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So are you going to put them on rctnp, Rich?  I've always loved looking  
at your work!


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                Joan

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Re: 2017, should we try to revive the group?
I haven't visited rctnp in a long time... I find it easier to put them
up on FB.  I'll try, but no promises.

On Mon, 9 Jan 2017 15:55:05 -0600, Joan Erickson

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I tried years ago to post on rctnp but could never figure it out.  Now that we've updated a bit, could someone tell me how to get there & post?  

Thank you!

Liz from Humbug

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On 1/14/2017 6:34 AM, Rich wrote:
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That would be great, Rich!  Some of us *aren't* on FB!


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On Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 3:11:07 PM UTC-6, Joan Erickson wrote:
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I'n not sure why I can't seem to post pics in this particular group. On my  
google group it's super simple to post pics right in the thread...no need t
o go elsewhere. When you hit the reply button in my group, there's a little
 picture icon that pops up and you click on it to insert a photo. How come  
you guys don't have that here?

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I also do more crocheting in the winter and cross stitch in the summer. I s
tarted a blanket for one of my sons but the pattern is a picture of a germa
n style eagle and I can't watch TV and work on it at the same time. I haven
't worked on it in years...maybe I'll have it done by the time he gets marr
ied and it will be a wedding gift.

As for my current crochet project, blankets for the Linus Project, I'm also
 using up inherited stash. Just doing granny squares so that I can put them
 together in all different sizes and this project has been one that I can t
ote around to appointments and such. But alas, all great projects must come
 to an end. Maybe I should go check for more of her stash, it might have go
tten a little lost when I moved a couple of years ago.

Dawn



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On 1/3/2017 3:00 PM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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I *just* finished a switchplate cover design of some little roses to put  
on the lightswitch in my new she-cave.

Next is to finish a small wedding design DD started when her best friend  
got married...*8* years ago!!!  DD got tired of it and a bit frustrated  
so I said I'd finish it.  Just the names and dates left to add.  There  
is some rust around the edges so I'm hoping I can get that out but  
luckily none is in the design area itself so the matting could be put  
close to the design if I can't.

After that it will be back to my Victorian house at night piece.

Some of you were speaking of knitting & crocheting.  My sister had  
bought some chenille-type yarn--a deep red--but couldn't see the  
stitches she was making.  She got fed up with it and gave all 9 skeins  
to me.  I think I'll make another afghan like I made with my alpaca yarn  
a while back.  I love the pattern--reversible and all cables!  It will  
go really well in my gray & red & blue living room!

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