My intent for January was to change my habit of visiting blogs every day after work. I've limited myself to half an hour. Yup! So, if your blog blinked for a second, that was me zipping through! My limit of half an hour is not just on blogs, it's the limit on anything using my computer! So far I think it's been working because the intent then was to enable me to stitch for an hour each night during the work week. I think the compromise has worked so far.
Here's an update on Family Sampler. I'm almost there but there are still lots of small bits of stitching to do, all over.
A closer look at the newer section:
I have also received some of my purchases from the December sales, appropriately Shepherd Bush kits! I love the three snowmen and hope to one day hang them together as a trio.
Left to Right - Red Snowman, Green Snowman, Christian's Snowman. Of the three, I am tempted to do the Red Snowman in February (red, appropriate for Valentine's Day!). There is a 'warning' included in the package (and on SB website) that some people have found a problem with the red linen bleeding. Has anyone had that problem? The solution recommended was to do the vinegar rinse but then I don't want to have that lovely red colour fade...what do you think?
Then there is the new Glad Tidings kit. Loved it the moment this came out. I have ordered some SB mats but not sure which I got as it was a sale on in-stock items. I will just have to wait patiently for the surprise.
Now, you may be wondering what I will stitch next. Actually, here are my January goals:
- Stitch the HOE Valentine exchange. (done)
- Organize the HOE 'package' and mail by Jan 23.
- Finish Family Sampler
- Stitch one Christmas ornament for 2009 Challenge.
- Start my neighbourhood for MM&IRR?
- or finish Quaker Alphabet first?
It is Sunday afternoon as I post this. I have to adjust my sails once again not only to Monday but I'm supposed to be working over in Victoria for a couple of days. Hope the weather permits me to fly out tomorrow. If I get over there, I might just have to stop off at the LNS over there for a bit of stress relief! ;-)
Thanks for stopping by and I so enjoy reading the comments! Sorry the photos are a bit dark. I did rush through them today. Now I have to get packing and ready for work tomorrow. Have a great week.