Even though I have been talking about holiday preparations and 2018 stitching plans, it is hard to believe that there are only a couple more weeks left in 2017. I am really not sure how the end of the year sneaks up on my like this every year.
As I am typing I am looking out the window and watching a pair of tufted titmice at the feeders. They are very happy that I put out some shelled peanuts and chopped apples I found one at the back of the crisper drawer that wasn't so crisp earlier. I think they're eating the apples and hoarding the peanuts. If you're not in the eastern part of North America, here's what they look like:
Not a colorful bird but so very cute. I did not take this picture, but this one is a bit chilly as they aren't normally that fluffed up. I can also hear a cardinal calling but haven't seen it at the feeder yet.
So today is the check-in for the last for this year. Gifted Gorgeousness is hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching and is a way for us to say "thank you" to those that have gifted us with stitching things, show things we're giving as gifts or anything else we can shoehorn into the subject. It is a stressless SAL as you post as you can and Jo gives us plenty of leeway in our shoehorning.
Since last month's post I have been a stitching fiend for me anyway! I had one finish that was a gift - A Glimpse of Santa -
and two finishes and a start, Kari's Snowflake, Snowgirls and Holly Bows (photos below in that order) that I am shoehorning. Because I finished my obligation stitching this year, the stitching time freed up is a huge gift to myself so I'm counting these pieces
This weekend is also an weekend, so grab a project and stitch. Another no stress SAL that only requires that you stitch and post. I haven't been too good about it this year, but I plan to give it a go again in 2018.
I have pretty well pulled my 2018 stitching plans together and have a list of SALs that I am interested in for next year, but will probably take until midnight on January 1 to have it finalized. My plan for the weekend is to finish Holly Bows and then start Goldie and/or Japanese Zen Garden. See you Monday with an IHSW update.