Oh happy Monday! Such a wonderful day!! Yes, gentle reader, I am flushed with International Hermit and Stitch Weekend success. No, sadly nothing is finsihed, finished, but I made good strides.
The stocking went from here (includes a fair amount of Friday night stitching):
to here (base stitching done, take-away rows started; still to come -- outlining, highlighting, and embellishment):
Workbasket's Quaker went from here:
to here (for the record that's black Splendor silk on white opalescent lugana)::
Cheffie went from here:
to here (a little more background done; shoes and pot handle in):
And I was even non-stitchily productive. Get this, I changed purses (pretty close to a full-on Spring cleaning for me). Now I'm carrying this Madison Handbag beauty -- a present from my sister (she designed it for me as part of a Leukemia and Lymphoma fundraiser)
And, because I owe it to myself as incentive... what I want to be stitching on is:
You do realize when this big Christmas push is over I'm going to end up started 12 new things. Sigh.
This is why I have such a long UFO list. And I already know that when the above 3 Christmas bits get done that there are two others that I immediately start for this Christmas as well.
Does this happen to you? You put the major effort into finishing 1 (or 3 projects) then you immediately hop into a bunch of new starts despite some logical part of your brain screaming "NO! You have enough going now!" It's not just me is it?