I've long ago discovered that I'm a one-at-a-time girl when it comes to stitching. I'm actually working on 3 pieces at a time because of time constraints with gift giving looming ahead in very short order. I think I can make it! I have my ornament exchange commitments satisfied, thank goodness.
What I'm working on is actually a late birthday present for someone we all know and love. I'm combining a Christmas present with it so it will be a Bday/Christmas package.
I'm also working on an autumn Mill Hill kit for myself so it won't become a UFO. I have never been so frustrated with anything. I've broken all my beading needles at the eye portion if I use a wire threader. Also, the eyes are so small, the thread is shredding back into balls, and I'm about to give up in disgust. I have two of these kits from the Mill Hill autumn line, and I can't get the first one done, let alone even open the 2nd one. I wonder if there's such a thing as larger hole beading needles? I used to be so patient.... now I get so mad I throw everything off my lap onto the floor, scaring the cats into springing up mid-air. Don't know why I do that... end up having to pick it all up, stuff it back into my bag and reassure the cats it wasn't their fault.
The third thing I'm working on is a Tie One On by Pine Mountain called "Winter." Adorable! I was going to give it to my daughter, but the colors won't work in her decor. They will in mine though, LOL! She has a penchant for penguins, so I picked up a new Bent Creek sampler-type design "Winter Line Up" to do for my daughter. It has a snowman and one line of penguins (with lines of other seasonal stuff), both of which are her favorites. I should start that today, as I'm about finished with the little late birthday stitching, so I'll add this one to my Sorta Semi-Rotation. I don't time myself; just work in a little on each a day. I'm also trying to break time between each different one by doing a chore around the house to assuage the self-imposed guilt of stitching.
I'm not posting much here these days, as I've been researching alternatives to Blogger. I'm still so mad at 'em I could spit. And I'm really sick of people who tell me, "I'm on Beta and having no trouble at all." Well, bully for you. I'm happy for you, but if I didn't have bad luck, I would have no luck at all. And you just got lucky. There are forums FULL of people like me who are stuck in the abused "See How Long They Last" group. So don't brag too much. I went along just fine for awhile, then all hell broke lose, and I found myself on the end of a breaking branch. So there! And there is coming soon when no one will have a choice. Beta is going to encompass everyone on Blogger. Enjoy it while it lasts. But of course, I'm blazing the trail, so the bugs may all be worked out when you all get swooped into the mire.