Sunday 29 January 2023

January WIPocalypse

Look at me, still being on time with my SALs! And also look at me, still not having posted my 2022 stats, and there's a page finish I need to tell you about...ah, well. Girl's gotta have priorities!

Speaking of priorities, first things first - the question of this month is If you have been to retreats, what are your must-bring items and supplies? I can't really answer because I've never been to a retreat but I'm looking forward to reading all your answers because I actually signed up for my very first retreat a couple weeks ago! Stitch Basel 2023 is going to be held in Basel, Switzerland, this September, and that's just half an hour train ride from where I live, so perfect location! I'm very excited and will probably tell you all about it when the time comes.

Now to my monthly stitching...I've been a good girl, keeping up with The Loneliness of Autumn, and after spending most of the month stitching 928 (a light greenish grey that's hardly showing up) I now got to 825, a very pretty blue that looks absolutely *stunning* amidst the darker colours of this design! I'm not sure if there is enough of it stitched yet to really show up in the picture, but I'm very much enjoying it. Hopefully, there will be some more really pretty colours showing up soon!

In the progress of stitching this month, I also made is past the 80k line, and I'm now at 80076/118800 stitches or 67.40%. It's starting to feel like the home stretch, even though there still is a looot of stitches left to do!


Pamela said...

I love this piece!

Carol said...

Oh, this is really coming together, Leonore--I can just make out the light blue color! Very pretty addition. My "retreats" just consist of me and three other stitchers. We do try to go to an Airbnb each fall for a weekend. Very relaxing and always nice to catch up with them. I can't imagine doing one of those huge retreats with 200 people--yikes! Enjoy your week ahead ♥

Toki said...

I found a beautiful blue.
The loneliness of autumn is progressing smoothly.

It is great to be able to go to Swizerland in 30 minutes by train.🙌
In Japan where I live, I can't go abroad by train.

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

I can see the blue!!
The retreat sounds fabulous, I’m sure you will have an amazing time.

Rachel said...

I can see the blue, and it makes such a difference!!
Great work keeping going too. If things continue as they are with me, it might not be long before I rejoin you - yay!

Astrids dragon said...

Good for you, I hope you have a wonderful time at your first retreat.
Great progress, almost at 70%!