Ok, it's not nearly so dire as that, but no, gentle reader, there was no belt delivery this weekend. Sigh. The lack of a "new" finishing rush may be credited by some with keeping me from starting ANOTHER new project, but really it was mere stubborness. You see I threaded up probably 5 needlepoint canvases, and put one on stretchers, but I didn't start a single one because I was obsessed with working on the nutcracker stocking. I would show you my startlingly wonderful progress, but some lame-brain left her camera at home. Ninny.
I can show off some progress from last week --
I have made it this far on my Vierlanden:
I'm thinking of making this a regular weekly feature. Ok, who am I kidding? I'm going to TRY and impose some structure on my chaotic, mood-driven stitching, and force myself from whatever has obessed me at the time. I would really like to finish this some day! Honest I would.
I even made some progress on Beatrix Potter--
Why did I think that beading was a bright idea????
I do like it, and I like beading, but I liek finishing even more.
And finally, for now, over Christmas I started the Friendly Stitcher's SAL from last year, "A Stitch A Week." You may have seen it around on blogs. It is garden themed and quite lovely.
My progress thus far is part of the gridding. I'm doing it on Wichelt's hand-dyed "summer sky" jobelan with the gridding of Thread Gatherer's Silk and Colors "Pearled Blue."
Sorry, gotta run -- after all, lunch is calling. I always answer lunch's call. lol It would be ruse not to.
I finished up Toobin's The Nine yesterday. It really has no thread. I love the Court so I was able to enjoy it despite that failing. If you are not as enamored of the Court as I, I would suggest you save yourself for other options. And yesterday I finished Anderson's Three Hearts and Three Lions. Now I know why it always appears on the must-read lists at cons. It was a lot of fun, and it was interesting to see the changes in genre fiction over the decades.