It's time for the check-in. Zeb at Keep Calm and Cross Stitch started this SAL. Unfortunately, she hasn't updated things in a while, but it has helped me pull some of my Just Nan's out of the stash, get them started, and, in a couple of cases, actually finish them. I have made one of the slots in my rotation a dedicated Just Nan slot, so you will be seeing more of her designs in the future. I am currently working on Spring in the Air. It just came back into the rotation today, so no new stitching yet as I am busy coloring snowmen for our Christmas cards, but I do hope to get a few stitches in later today. Here's where it is right now:
Lizzie*Kate's Holly and Hearts Sampler finished up its week in the rotation yesterday. I didn't get as much done as I'd hoped - I spent most of my week off doing gift crafting, sewing and planning - but I am happy with any progress at this time of year. Here is what it looked like last night when I put it away:
I am still mulling over my stitching plans for next year. I was planning to cut back on SALs but have found a couple that sound interesting. The first one I found through Leonore's blog Needle, Pen & Sword and is DESIGN (Designers Everyone Should Immediately Get to Notice)
The next one, , is hosted by Tammy at I want to do one more stitch. Another easy SAL, if you are thinking of starting a new big project on January 1st, join the SAL, share your start and your progress. No definition of "big" was given so you aren't locked into a HAED, Chatelaine or TW, although I suspect there will be a fair number of them.
Speaking of HAED, I was digging around in my fabric stash looking for a piece to do my HAED SAL and this freebie on and found an entire yard of 28-count antique white Jobelan. It wasn't labeled for a specific project or projects and I don't remember why I bought it, but it is what I was going to order for Shakespearean Fantasy, so after a little measuring and cutting, I have one less thing on my "to buy" list. And yes, I did eventually find pieces for the smaller HAEDs. Hurray for a ridiculously large stash and a bad memory!!