I have to say, I made a good choice in paring down my SALs this year. I am enjoying my stitching much more now that I'm not chasing so many deadlines or feeling bad about missing them. I do need to get myself back on a more regular posting schedule now that I don't have all the SALs to remind me, but that is a small matter.
The snow that I showed in my last post was just the beginning. The storm really wound up Saturday and we were in as close to blizzard conditions as I care to be for a while. We ended up with just short of 17" of snow. Things are just now getting back to normal work and business-wise. Fortunately, my boss is very good about teleworking, so I was able to stay home and not worry about the ice, snow and whatever else was on the roads.
The nice thing about working from home is that I had a very short commute and stitched most evenings. I'll do a general stitching update later this weekend because this is my check-in post. The smalls SAL is hosted by Heather at Stitching Lotus - clicking on this button or the one on the left should take you to the rules, dates and sign-up page. Right now there are 71 people signed up and you can too at any time. The rules are simple - stitch a small (your definition) and post a picture on the last Thursday of the month. You can't get much more low stress than that.
I have said it before, but if it weren't for smalls, I would have very few, if any, finishes. This month, I finished two!!
The first was Marc's Samplerlife Rose
and the next is Third Day from the Plum Street Samplers 2015 Sunday Mystery SAL. Yes, I know I said I was going to start the next Sampler Life block, but this one was screaming louder.
I probably could have finished Seventh Day too but that little tree in Third Day? I stitched and ripped four times before I got it right, I was so frustrated with myself which I'm sure didn't help any at all.
Christmas Presence and Shakespearean Fantasy are on the stitching agenda for today and Christmas Soldiers for the weekend.