The start of the Collective Stitch is June 1. This is a cross stitch shop hop which will one day include all of the cross stitch shops. The 2016 event had the theme of "Autumn" and 19 shops participated. 2017 has the theme of "A Postcard From. . ." and there are 25 participating shops. The list of participating shops can be found http://collectivestitch.com/2017-collective-stitch.html .
We all have "those days" and mine seem to be multiplying here. I worked to efficiently have all materials out for the Collective Stitch before leaving home to babysit in PA earlier this month. I really felt I had everything under control. Foolish me. I came home and had a stomach flu, woke up Monday morning (the 15th) feeling somewhat recovered and found an email from the contractor doing our window replacement job. What a surprise that they would be starting Tuesday to replace windows in 5 rooms of my house. This included my office with the desk in front of the windows. I am a "cluttered desk" worker, so, with that and not feeling great, it took super-human effort to get ready for the workers. They told me it would be a 3 day job, but it took 6 1/2 days. I moved my computer to a room not involved in the project, plugged it in and the monitor would not work. On and on went the fun of the past week. I am crossing my fingers that things run smoothly from here!