Monday, February 9, 2015

WIPocalypse ~February~

We have been more fortunate than most areas in the northeast. Buffalo to the west of us, got 7 feet of snow earlier in the winter. The NYS Thruway has been closed from our entrance west to Buffalo and south of Buffalo on more than one occasion this winter and all we got was a dusting of snow. Our house is only a mile from the thruway entrance so you have an example of how strange our weather can be in this part of NYS. When this latest snow storm came through the k-12 schools got a snow day, the community colleges all closed, but not the four year universities because their student populations are mostly resident. So off to work I went. Unfortunately I didn't get any cozy snowed in snow days but finished stitching two WIPS all the same. This may be the best month I have all year in terms of finishes.

 I completed the Christmas Tree Forest on January 13, 2015.
This was from the JCS 2009 Edition of  Christmas Ornaments 
 I completed the Christmas Tree Forest on January 13, 2015.

I completed Take Time for Friends (Family) on January 17, 2015.
This is a Jeanette Douglas Design.

The question for this month was to discuss what I do when I get stuck in a rut with a given piece of needlework. 

This usually happen to me for one of  three reasons: 
  1. I am close to the end and it seems like I will never finish.
  2.  I have hit a section I find difficult to do.
  3. I am bored with the piece for some reason.
If I am close to the end I stitch one length of thread on the piece and then stitch something else for the rest of the evening.  If I am bored with it I put it away for a while and focus on something else. If I have gotten to a section I find difficult I usually put it away for a while until I feel up to the challenge again. 

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