After a complete mental breakdown caused by looking at all of my many WIPs, I decided a new start was in order. Ha! See how I am?!? But really, I just wanted to stitch on something Christmas-y for the last few weeks of December. So, I pulled out BBD’s Peace on Earth (Loose Feathers No. 28). I already had the fabric and the thread on hand, so it was easy to get started. I am loving it so far. Here’s a photo if you’re not familiar with the pattern. Cute, huh?
And I know I haven’t been able to show you what I’ve been working on until now. I stitched and finished Shepherd’s Bush Joyful Night from the JCS 10th Anniversary book. It was a quick little stitch, and I was also able to accomplish this one with thread and fabric on hand (even the finishing supplies were already in my closet!).
I backed it with a pretty deep purple fabric that has little stars on it. I loved how it brought out the purple in his shoes. This is for the guild’s annual ornament exchange that is taking place tonight. I’m anxious to see what everyone else stitched!
So that’s part of what I’ve been working on lately. I did also pull out ATS and work on it on Sunday. I’ve got my cloud all outlined and I’m starting the fill in. I want that cloud done! And thanks for all the suggestions for 2011 – I did go and check out the challenge for working on 15 WIPs in the new year, which looks promising. I’m still deciding though. Hopefully I will find something that works for me – because above all, I want to relax and enjoy my stitching.
I am grateful for working out of my stash. It’s such a good feeling!