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Friday, May 31, 2013

PostWIPocalyptica - May update

Once again, the WIPocalypse falls at the end of a month. It's been a whirlwind of a month - I now have a highschooler! With all of the end-of-school-year preparation and events, I didn't accomplish what I'd hoped stitching-wise

Not surprisingly, I didn't finish Nativity this month. I'm at 209 hours, which is already over the 200-hour estimate. At this point, even 225 seems a bit ambitious. I do hope it's under 250. Still, 30 hours this month is not too bad. Here's how it stands now - again, no changes to the bottom:
Marbek Nativity at 209 hours
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I'm close to being done with the lower halves of both angels, and once that happens, I'll be able to move my Q-snaps up once more and finish the star. I am really hoping to get this complete by the end of June...

Surprisingly, I actually completed part 3 of Papillon's "Around the World in 80 Stitches" while having my car serviced. Not only that, but I'm halfway through part 4:
Around the World in 80 Stitches, into part 4.
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So I guess it actually has been a good month of stitching after all. I just sorely underestimated on hours for Nativity.

No progress on Convent Herbal Garden or Stars for a New Millennium this time. Maybe there will be progress next month.

In non-stitching projects, I am now at 389 consecutive treadmill days - more than a year. DH is at 190 consecutive days, so we're both going strong.

My car was paid off in full last week as well, so that was another milestone.

We have a new addition to the family - Wensleydale the hedgehog. We call her Wenney for short. She's less than 3 months old, but she's practically doubled in size in the 3 weeks we've had her:
Wenney the hedgie
Isn't she cute? She's still a bit shy and spikes up a lot, but hopefully she'll warm up to us. In the meantime, we bask in her cuteness.

1 comment:

Karin said...

Great progress on the stitching! And Wenney is adorable!