From Tempting Tangles I have ...
This Corner of Earth Mystery which I finished this weekend...
Springtime Easter Delight Mystery
Wildflower Woodland Quaker Mystery
The Blue Poppy Sampler
I found all her SALs on her Etsy page which you can find here. Most of them are $5.00 while the SAL is going on and for a few months after. The Blue Poppy is a little more but there are lots of specialty stitches and those take a little more explaining and diagramming to prepare so very much worth the extra money.
From Linen & Threads I had the 2017 Mystery SAL which I have finished but if you are interested in the patterns (which are free on their website) you can find them here. I think the 2018 SAL will be posted on this site as well.
From Ship's Manor I have Through The Window which starts on January 1st, but we have the "frame" pattern already to stitch. I think for now I'm going to stitch the frame as I go along. Here is what I have so far...isn't the color of the fabric wonderful? I had someone say the color wouldn't go with the color scheme in their house, and I guess it wouldn't in my house either, but I can't help it, I LOVE it!! You can find the information for the SAL and order it here.
I'm hoping to start the 2018 Linen & Threads Mystery in the new year too. I had a bit of a challenge keeping up with last years, but I love it so much I just can't seem to say no to myself. I already have the fabric, so now just to figure out what colors to use. Should I keep the same color scheme? Decisions, decisions, but I think I'll wait for the new year to decide.
I received the most delightful gift in the mail yesterday! I participate in a few exchanges at Christmas, and this one is from Christine over at Friendly Stitchers. I LOVE this ornament she sent. It's so nicely finished too, but I really love the sentiment on it, she couldn't have picked a better pattern to stitch for me. Thank you so much, Christine!! I even got a few other goodies along with it, look how nicely the ribbon matches the fabric. And I really needed a needle holder, perfect timing if you ask me!! I'm truly spoiled!!
And that brings me to this....Each year I try to set some goals for myself. Last year I failed miserably at reaching any of mine. I guess because with all that was going on in my life, visitors, wedding planning and then all the rest, I got distracted. This year I agreed to try and finish up some of my WIPs I have floating around. And believe me I have enough UFOs to start an entirely new galaxy!! One person took pictures of all of hers...honestly I'm afraid to do that...haha. If I could just say NO to a few activities I like to participate in and stay home once in a while, I would get a lot more stitching done. Hahaha....but that's beside the point. I'll be back in a few days after I formulate my plans and open a new goal tab at the top. I actually have to organize and update my 2017 goals page, I'm behind.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope that you are able to relax and enjoy the upcoming celebrations and that you find joy in the season! Happy Stitching!!