Happy Almost New Year! Where has the year gone? Thanks to Heather at Stitching Lotus as always for sponsoring this SAL. I love to see what everyone is stitching.
Lots of stitching this month for me as I still have not found a job. I was laid off Nov. 17 and it really is a tough time to be looking for a job. I'm hoping things pick up after the holidays are over.
A few more Christmas finishes to round out my holiday cards. Several people gave me going away gifts, so in lieu of a "Thank you " card, I sent them handmade Christmas cards with a "thank you" included. Sadly, I forgot to take pictures of some of the finished cards,
Lord, when did I get old enough to have contemporaries celebrating 25 years of marriage?
Hootie, Hootie, who's got the Hootie? I just love these owls from Pinoy Stitch. I'm working on several sets of Hooties for a variety of decorating ideas. My ultimate goal, is to set up a seasonal tree decorated with Hooties and switch them for every season/ holiday.
These two are part of my 2018 Valentine's cards.
I finished the Lizzie Kate Spirit of Christmas mystery SAL. I will get it framed in 2018.
I'm also working on the Stoney Creek Halloween patterns of the month from earlier this year. I have 4 sections done and two more to go. I bought the wrought iron header and will turn this into a wall hanging once the last two sections are complete.
And last, but not least, is Tigger. I start this in 2014 and took it to work. I only worked on it when I had nothing else to do at lunch and decided it was high time to finish this! I think I have three more of the Pooh characters in this set and will start at least one of them in 2018.
Plans for 2018 include finding a job and trying to finish some of my larger WIPs. I'm still a member of the Debbie's Ultimate Crazy Jan/ Feb Challenge and it's a fun group of ladies which gives me even more stitching inspiration.
I hope to get a few more finishes in yet this year and will post a final update early next week. In the meantime, I wish everyone the best and hope that 2018 is better for everyone than 2017.