seeing my Santa grow! I have just put the final stitches into pages 17 & 18. That fnishes the third row of chart pages. The pic looks a bit wonky, but that's because of the way I had it thrown over the sofa back when I took the pic. It really does have straight edges in real life. Now that Santa has a face, I am feeling the compulsion to keep on stitching on this project, with a view to fnishing it this year, I had originally planned to stitch pages 14-20 this year, but I certainly didn't expect to finish 5 pages in January. In previous years, I was lucky to get one page finished each three to four weeks. My current plan is to keep stitching for February and March, with the aim of finishing Row 4 (pages 19 to 24) in that time. If I manage to do that, I will then probably keep stitching on Santa to try to get him finished and framed for Christmas this year.
On a more serious note, happiness is really being finished with chemotherapy and brachytherapy (radiation therapy), and having a clear result (no cancer cells) on the PET scan. I wasn't having the treatments myself, but when one member of the household is fighting cancer, it really does seem as if everyone in the household is fighting cancer. It is a major relief to have moved on from that phase of our lives.