My one and only stitching resolution for this year was to keep up with all the SALs that I had joined. I did fairly well, until August (missed IHSW) and September (missed IHSW and the ornament SAL). I have missed a couple this month but will make this my catch-up post and try to keep up with them for the rest of the year.
Before I get started, thank you everyone for your kind comments on my finishes and WIPs, I really appreciate you all taking the time to read and comment. And yes, a temporary deal was reached on Wednesday, so I was back to work on Thursday. Only one voicemail message but oh my aching email!! As I work as support for our field offices, I thought that there would be minimal emails as they were all closed as well, boy was I wrong. Seems I get more outside emails than I thought as I finally finished sorting and flagging and could start answering them Friday morning. I should be busy the next couple of days, at least, with that.
So back to stitching and SALs:
The first Saturday of each month is the YOTA SAL - a fun, no pressure, WIP reducing SAL much like WIPocalypse but with different posting days. As I posted photos of the WIPs that I had worked on for the last month in my last post, I won't post them again - to see them again, click here.
It's hard to tell, but I had a lot of new threads in TUSAL container (I think I am going to use something different if this one continues into next year):
In addition to the pieces shown in the post linked above, I do have some new ones for my WIPocalypse and IHSW:
This is Poinsettia from Brittercup Designs. It's from the 2007 JCS Christmas Ornament magazine. It's stitched on 28-count Queen Anne's lace Jobelan (it's tannish not blue) with Gentle Art Sampler Threads and Mill Hill beads.
I finished part 4 of Mary's Sampler from Plum Street Samplers this morning. It is stitched on an unknown color of 40-count linen with the recommended DMC conversion.
As I mentioned in my last post, Mirabilia's Santa's Magic was added to the rotation. I don't remember the last time this one was on the frame, but given where my "before" photo was in the archive, it was probably a year ago. This is stitched on 32-count opalescent Ametrine from Silkweaver using DMC, Kreinik metallics and Mill Hill beads (I may try to convert them to Delicas as I really don't care for the way Mill Hill's sit on the fabric). Here's where it was when I left off last year:
And here's where I left off today:
I think for the rest of the year, I am going to change my rotation. I was switching out projects each weekend, but I think a "screaming" rotation sounds like good way to finish out the year - no stress, no pressure, just stitch what I feel like. I have started thinking about my stitching plan for next year already but don't have anything firm yet.