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Thursday, January 10, 2019

New Year, New WIPocalypse

2019 certainly did not start as expected; however, as they say, life goes on and Dad would be very unhappy if he thought I was wallowing, so...  

It's time, okay past time, for my first WIPocalypse 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:



7 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

Your altered clock is very cool, Susan! Jack is a cutie and I am looking forward to seeing more of him. Off to read your tab for 2019!

Aimetu Clare said...

What a beauty, he's so cute. Good luck with your 2019 stitching plans, your clock is amazing.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That baby is adorable, I can see why he is helping your family so much at this difficult time.
Good luck with the stitching goals this year.

Leonore Winterer said...

I'm glad to see you back for an other year of WIPocalypse :) Hopefully, it will see lots of progress!

Astrids dragon said...

Oh my, that's quite a commute! And I thought when DH worked near Dulles that was bad! At least you have crafting weekends.
Jack is adorable, he should take priority!
I love your clock, especially when it's lit up.

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