It's time, okay past time, for my first post. WIPocalypse is hosted by Melissa at Measi's Musings. It's a reminder to "love the ones you're with" and finish up some of those pieces you have already started. It is a complete no-stress SAL as you decide what you're going to stitch. You don't even have to participate every month (as my 2018 proved). Melissa also provides writing cues for your check-in post each month - how much easier could it be? January is a little different than other months in that we do two posts - an introduction post the beginning of the month then our regular check-in schedule starts the last Sunday of the month.
For our first post of the year, Melissa would like us to introduce ourselves, our projects and any goals we have for the year.
So.... me - my name is Susan and I live in northern central Virginia (with The Hubs and three cats - I have one son who lives in Michigan) and work (when I'm not furloughed) at the Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC. By day I'm a commercial loan officer helping rural communities finance water, sewer and solid waste systems. By night, I'm really tired as I have a 2-1/2 hour commute (yes, that's one way). I do the majority of my stitching and crafting on the weekend. In addition to cross stitch, I do a lot of paper crafting - usually cards - reading and last year I taught myself to crochet.
You can see the lists of all my WIPs on the right hand side there. This year, I won't be focusing on any of them right away. My first focus piece will be a birth announcement for my great-nephew Jack - you'll probably be seeing a bunch of photos of him this year, but he really is cute:
After I finish his birth announcement, I will be working on his Christmas stocking. Once I finish that, I will get back to my stitching plan. You can see my entire stitching plan at that tab up top called WIPocalypse Project List and 2019 Stitching Plan.
I was able to get a picture of the altered clock that I mentioned a couple of posts ago:
and here it is lit up: