Soooo, I have two pieces that fit perfectly, Shakespearean Fantasy and Its About Time. Both of these patterns were gifted to me by the very generous Pull the Other Thread and Kate at Needle and Haystacks respectively.
Shakespearean Fantasy looks like this today:
And Its About Time looks like this:
Right now, I don't have any pieces that fit into "gifts I am stitching" category, but I will in 2016. I do have two pieces that I am shoehorning in as they are freebies from the designers and are, in my mind, gifts. The first is QS Christmas Presence. He was part of the 2015 Freebie SAL on the Heaven and Earth Designs Yuku bulletin board. I have put a few more stitches into him since I last showed you. Today he looks like this:
The second shoehorn is Plum Street Samplers, 2015 Sunday Mystery SAL. I am slowly but surely working through each day and have it to here now:
I have stitched "Sixth Day" in the next block, but that's all. I doubt I will have this finished for Christmas but may by Twelfth Night. Thinking on it, as I am stitching this with thread won in a give-away at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe, I think this one actually fits into the "perfect fit" category and not the shoehorn.
As I mentioned, I plan to reduce my SAL commitments in 2016, but this is one that I plan to continue with.