This cute little Jim Shore snowman came in the mail today
Funny thing is, I didn't remember ordering it. Now I do forget things, like where I put my keys or parked my car or why I walked out of the room, but I don't forget needlework orders ESPECIALLY as I'm participating in Stitch from Stash right now. Digging around a bit more in the envelope and there was a letter congratulating me on winning one of the prizes on The Stitchers' Village 12 Days Event! THAT I had totally forgotten about entering mostly because I never win anything so I never went back and checked.
Speaking of Stitch from Stash, I had a zero spend in January but have already spent February's budget. I caved and signed up for the Ingleside Imaginarium Guardians of Notre Dame SAL. If you haven't seen it, here's the border and first two parts: I have no idea what color fabric or whether I will order the over-dye to do the border, but I love grotesques and gargoyles so looking forward to starting this.
I am still filling in the ear/head on the Goldie stocking. When I put it on the frame last week, it was here:
And when I took it off the frame a few minutes ago, it was here:
It's definitely looking more doggish.
So there's some stash and some progress and now, a new start.
This is By the Full Moon by Tracy Horner of Ink Circles. It's from the 2010 September/October Just Cross Stitch and is stitched on an unknown scrap fabric although I suspect it is either 28-count DaVinci or 28-count Haunted both by Picture This Plus with DMC. Yes, I know I said The Sampler Life SAL pieces were going to be my smalls until I finally finished them off, but I just couldn't find one that called to me. When I went looking for one, this jumped out and grabbed me.
Zen will be going on the frame for this week. The PTBs finally showed up so I plan to go back to the middle and tart it up a bit.