When I last posted, I mentioned that I thought I would have a finish for IH&SW but as you might have guessed, that didn't happen. It got too close to Christmas and I just had too much left to do to be able to spend too much time in the stitching chair. I did manage a finish the day after Christmas though and here it is!
|Beggar's Christmas by Threadwork Primitives|
called for linen and threads
After this finish, I dithered a bit not sure what to do next. I have several other Christmas pieces kitted and ready to go and I don't mind working on them if they are already started but I wasn't really up for a Christmas start after Christmas.
I finally decided to put a few stitches in some things on my UFO list for EGA. As a way to encourage us to finish our UFO's we have a little challenge going where we made a list of 9 UFO's and each month a number is drawn and we work on that number. This month's number is Mary Wigham on my list and I got her out but didn't accomplish much. (I'm almost embarrassed to show this since it has been started for so long and so little progress has been made.)
|40 ct. Lakeside Examplar|
with HDF conversion
My most recent WIP is LHN Winter Plaid. This is also a long languishing UFO (did I mention I have bags and bags of them!?) and is on the Challenge list to finish this year. I am making pretty good progress on it and it should soon be my first finish of the new year!!
|34 ct. Legacy Plantation Linen|
I think this was originally a 'stitch group' piece but the plaid part required too much attention to detail and I put it aside. It is just a darling piece and I am really enjoying working on it now!
That's all I have to report on the stitching front right now. I have been tweaking my Stitching Goals List for 2015 and I can't seem to make it look any less ridiculous than it really is! I have signed up for 11 SALs on Facebook for next year!! ( I know, I have totally lost my mind!!!) In my defense, 3 of those are carry-overs from this year so I guess I really have a head start. I am going to have to stitch like it's a full-time job to come even close to accomplishing what I have on that list. But, I state quite plainly that the list is a 'goal' so we'll just have to see what happens. I have also signed up for the Stitch From Stash Challenge again this year so all the projects I have kitted or started already should help with that!
On the birthday front, I do have a couple more things to report. My son and FDIL sent me these lovely flowers so I had fresh flowers in my bedroom too! Those roses smelled wonderful!!!
Then, my friend Tommye stitched a beautiful sampler for me! I can't seem to get the picture to download so I will have to show that on my next post. Gives you all something to come back for!!
On that note, I will sign off for the last time this year. I'm looking forward to some magnificent stitching in the new year and am glad to be sharing it with all of you.
Happy New Year to you all, Laura