There was Kathy's Labour Day Stitching Weekend, school started, I saw Maddona in concert, spent time with friends, gone to the movies, and went out to support the Army Run! Tomorrow night I'm going to hear Beethoven's 5th at the NAC as my friend's backup date. Between all of this, I've been going to physiotherapy, chiropractor and I started back up at the gym. No wonder, I'm crashing hard when I get home and feel exhausted when i get up in the morning!
Besides a lack of stitching time, when I have sat down to stitch, and not promptly wanted to go to bed... I've had trouble settling on what to stitch. I've needed to get an ornament stitched up, I re-started the same one twice and just the other day trashed it. I finally stitched up this quickie.
Unknown ornament by unknown designer. Stitched on 28ct Antique White Jubilee using SNC Cerise Noir, NPI 358 and Mill Hill 00367. Excuse the not great iPhone picture.
I think lately I've done more planning than stitching. A lot of daydreaming about what I'm going to stitch next year!!! For sometime now, Christin and I have been talking about starting a new Teresa Wentzler. The challenge was which one? So after many chats we've finally settled on The Fortunate Traveller, which were going to start in May. Joining us with this SAL will be Beatrice and Bonnie.
Also every year myself and a number of my stitching friends have a SAL/new start on New Year's Day! Some years we have a designer themed SAL and others we all stitch the same design. The 2012 SAL was the Seasonal Mandalas from Ink Circles. The 2013 SAL is going to be Alessandra Adelaide's Leaf. For a change, it's going to be a smaller design.
Another SAL my mind is turning towards is the 2013 Crazy Challenge, that's 15 starts in the first 15 days of January! Yup, crazy! I haven't made any decisions yet, but I've started thinking about it. I've done very well with the challenge this year, I have just a few pieces left to complete, except for one... I started The Big Red just for the sake of having it started.
Next time I blog about stitching I'll share with you what's left to complete this year's Crazy Challenge. Also about a SAL I just started with my Tuesday Night Stitching group.
- thanks for reading!