There was not much stitchig done in my house in the past month. In the first few weeks I did some stitching on my niece's wedding sampler, and I have now all but finished the floral heart. I hope to do the final stitches on the heart tonight (and if I do,i t will be my first stitching since mid December!).
Here's the current state of play with the Wedding Sampler:
In 2012, my major stitching finish was my HAED Jolly Old Fellow. I totally credit the WIPOCALYPSE for giving me the motivation to keep working on my Santa and actually finish him. My original plan was to stitch 10 chart pages in 2012, and at that rate it would have been at least 2014 before Jolly Old Fellow was finished. It was a great delight for me to have him finished and hanging on my loungeroom wall this past Christmas. He has now moved to my spare bedroom, where he will spend the year along with 9 of my other Santa cross sttich pieces that hang there waiting for their turn to come out for next Christmas.
My only other stitching in 2012 was Christmas ornaments. Not unusual for me - I always stitch quite a number of Christmas ornaments each year, as gifts for visiting children (and some adults) at Christmas time. I stitched and finished 36 Christmas ornaments in 2012.
Since Christmas I have been busy returning my house to its usual (non-Christmas) state. I always like to start the New Year with a freshly cleaned and decorated house. It takes me a few days to adjust to the 'plain-ness' of my non-Christmas house.
Happy New Year to all.