I wrapped up the Christmas piece I was working on last time on the 3rd of January but haven't had time to show it! I have been working slavishly to get the house 'undressed' and back to normal. It took me several days to get all that done. Then I hosted stitch group this week so there was prep for that, cleaning, baking, etc. but 'normal' has returned and now I can show my finish!!
|Jarden Prive Christmas|
40 ct. Lakeside Parchment
w/ suggested DMC
As you can see from the new button on the sidebar, I have joined the Stitch from Stash Challenge for this year. I really need to do this. My stash is ridiculous! I was going to take a picture and show it to you but I think I will save that embarrassment for a time when the temptation is really getting to me. Lets just say I don't need to buy another thing!! I have so many things already in my stash that I want to stitch and if I don't get started soon, I will never get to them! I can't guarantee I will last the whole year but I will give it the old college try!
I have been doing some major stitching planning though and have a very optimistic list for this year. Between stitching for friends, things I want to get finished, and new starts I have 22 projects on my list. Keep in mind that the list is subject to change at my whim since I do have SADD! I did manage to complete 19 pieces this past year and several of my UFOs are pretty far along so I have hope of making a serious dent in that list.
I have also joined several SALs on Facebook this year all within the Sampler World confines. The Snooty Parrots was one I was trying to resist but eventually gave in to. Those parrots are just too darned cute!! A lot of other people started this on New Year's Day but I didn't get mine started until the 4th. I got the vine in (the part for this month's assignment) but I didn't like the color of the dye lot I had for the vine and changed it to something a little darker. (Surprise, surprise!!) That meant a total rip out and re-do. I worked on it most of the afternoon and evening yesterday and this is my progress as of last night. I need to put in a few more letters and the section assigned for this month will be finished.
|Snooty Parrots Sampler by Barbara Ana|
There is also a C Street Samplerworks Quaker SAL that I joined since I have the chart, twice, and thought it was a good time to stitch that one. I will probably start this one next since it also had a new years day start date. And let us not forget Dorothy Walpole which I have already started as part of Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year. Thought I could kill 2 birds with one stone with that one. And a little extra motivation never hurts!!
So you can see I have no lack of stitching to play with over the course of the year. I know I will be tempted by new samplers, and pretty soon since spring market is just next month. But I am going to do my best to resist the sirens call and keep to the lovelies I already have waiting patiently for my needle!