but only from Betsy.
I decided to take 24 hours to work on another Challenge project. I pulled out Hope Perches yesterday at lunch and I'm working on that a little bit. It's probably for the best because I keep miscounting and getting frustrated. Hope Perches isn't as demanding, but it looks really good so far. I pulled out the backing fabric I chose for it, a pretty print of robins that inspired the color choices for the piece. I still have to find some fabric for the front, but I'm getting there.
I also took some time last night to pick out my entry for the special contest for the state fair. It took a while, since I had to go through my binders and try to find something that both I and the judges would like that would display my skills but is also something I can stitch in 6 months without giving up every other thing in my life. I know it was going to be a cat project; Left-brain weighed in, but he's learning, because he said, "Can you get that done?" I think so. I'll post my choice tomorrow and get started when I get Betsy done. That's my impetus for completion. I even know the frame I want for this.
I'm also trying to figure out how I'm going to handle Finish-It February. Do I want to focus on finishing a UFO, or on getting some of my ornaments caught up and ready to hang--that could take all month by itself. I know which way I'm leaning, but still not 100%. I hate when I get this way. At least I have a few days before February starts.