2017, should we try to revive the group?

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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rmpeddie
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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sharoncapps
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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Nancy Spera
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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Tess
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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Liz from Humbug
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

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Rich
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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Nyssa
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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Nyssa
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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D J
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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sharoncapps
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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Joan Erickson
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.

>> 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. > >So are you going to put them on rctnp, Rich? I've always loved looking >at your work!
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Rich
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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Liz from Humbug
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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Janie

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