I have almost caught up on my sleep, am relaxed and feeling chatty, so as Mouse would say, grab a cuppa and get comfortable...
Lots of things going on here in my little corner of Virginia - mostly weather related right now. We are forecast to have a morning of YUCK! that's a technical term for sleet, freezing rain and snow turning to rain by the afternoon but they are saying 2" to 3" by the time the front gets through on Wednesday. We're all settled in and planning to stay in until at least Wednesday well I am, I really can't speak for The Hubs. I am very glad that I took this week off and don't have to think about slogging into the office the commute is bad on a nice, dry day, it devolves into chaos when the weather gets the least bit messy.
Oh yes, for those of you celebrating Thanksgiving this week, I found this friendly reminder on Stitches 'n Things' newsletter:
You may have noticed a new SAL badge up there on the left, Zeb at Keep Calm and Cross Stitch is hosting a Just Nan SAL for 2014. If you click on the badge it
So, one SAL for 2014 is definite. The ornament SAL that Stitching Lotus hosted for 2013 is morphing into a Smalls SAL for 2014 sign ups and "rules" haven't been posted yet and I will probably sign up for that one also. No other stitching plans just yet, but I do have another month.
Given the title of the post, I suppose you're expecting to see stitching finishes, and I do have three to show you.
The first is The Nutmeg Company's Sugared Almonds Gingerbread House:
Next up, from Chatelaine is:
I don't know if it has a name but it is one of Martina's advent freebies from 2005 or 2006(?). It is stitched on an unknown color of 32-count Silkweaver fabric pre-current owner so don't know if it is a current color, with my own DMC conversion of the called for Gloriana silks and Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid and more unknown beads, crystals and center thingy.
As I didn't have an ornament finish in September, finishing two in November at least keeps me caught up.
And finally from Plum Street Samplers is my version of Mary's Sampler 2:
It is stitched on an unknown color of 40-count linen with DMC, Simply Wool Oatmeal (for the white sheep) and Crescent Colors Hickory Sticks (for the DMC 3371 - how can I not have what I consider a basic color like that when I have duplicates of most of the current DMC colors?)
Santa's Magic is going back on the frame for the rest of the week so hopefully I have some amazing progress to show this weekend probably not, between baking and getting things ready for Thanksgiving dinner and card making, the week will be over before I know it.