I pulled this out this week to work on.
I'm embarrassed that this is taking me so long. I have been watching Youtube videos and decided to try the parking technique, even though I don't know what to do when I get to the end of the column. I'll figure it out. I really want to get this done by Someone Small's 3rd birthday.
And my finish for the week:
Clara's Skating Sampler, 1891
stitched with recommended threads on 32 count evenweave
I really loved this pattern, but it took much longer to stitch than I thought it would, and it's very big. 13 inches wide! I will make it into a pillow to be displayed next winter, but I still haven't found the right fabric. Maybe when we get our tax refund . . .
I also completed organizing my DMC floss into the photo boxes. It was a 6 month process, because it got very discouraging at times. but I got it done last month, and am so pleased. Now, I can see exactly what floss I have available, and I've only had to buy 2 skeins of floss lately.
I'm also going to try really hard to stick to the stash wagon for the year. Money is tight, at least for now, and I need to not spend unless necessary. I have so many lovely things to stitch, and now is not the time to put my money into S.E.X. Heck, if I just worked on my Mirabilias, My Daughters Eyes, and Santa, that would last me til summer. So, I'll stick to my little box of "must-stitch" projects, pull something else out when I can't find anything to suit me and kit from stash.
So that's all that's going on around here.