Not only am I back on track with my stitching, slowly but surely I'm getting back to my normal routine. As much as I love Christmas, I'm always glad when things are back to a normal pace again. Things seem to be much too hectic for me anymore or is that just my age talking?!
Today I spent the morning putting away all of the Christmas decorations and tree ornaments with the exception of my snowmen which will remain out until the first signs of spring.
I absolutely love snowman and I'm slowly adding to my collection. I'm partial to a lot of the Jim Shore pieces. Speaking of which, has anyone seen any of the Jim Shore cross stitch patterns? They're based on some of his collection and are quite colourful stitches. In the future I'd like to do his 12 days of Christmas sampler.
This past weekend I returned to stitching on Cirque des Cercles. Above you will see the point at which I left off and below how much I accomplished this past weekend. I concentrated on the motif on the bottom right corner. It's a real pleasure to stitch this piece and when I resume stitching on it I always wonder why I've left it for so long.
I was invited by Kathy A to join in a Mirabilia SAL for the new year. Rather than start something new, I decided to drag out one of my UFOs, my Mirabilia Easter Fairy. With any luck I can actually have her complete by Easter of this year! This SAL was the kick in the pants that I needed to get moving on this piece again. I've got a really good head start. It took me long enough to find it in the mess that is my craft room but find it I did. The picture shows where I left off the last time I stitched on it. You can visit the progress on our stitches at Stitch a Mirabilia.
I'm not one to set goals for the new year because if I do that you can be sure I will never finish them. I'm not very good to sticking to a plan. I am pleased with what I accomplished this past year though. By joining the Christmas Ornament SAL I managed to complete 10 ornaments. Thanks Jennifer, for the invite to this one. Besides the ornaments I had 14 other finishes which I think is a record for me. If you follow the link on my sidebar to my Webshots album you'll see all of my finishes.
Now I'm off to find a new small start which is my take along project as well as choosing an ornament to start for this month. Happy stitching!