I hope you all had a good Christmas and are looking forward to 2014. I love Christmas but I also like this in-between time when I start to plan for next year. Kevin's blog post earlier today really resonated with me. I too like to make plans but not resolutions. Life throws challenges in our way and plans can change. It's much better to plan but be flexible than to make resolutions and beat ourselves up when we don't meet them.
On that note, my stitchy plans for 2014 are still subject to change. I am committed to the Bothy Threads cut thru SAL every Monday with Debbie, Linda and many others, and to Frosty Forest Fridays on the CCN blog. I had planned to do Crazy January Challenge 2014 but the group is moving from yahoo to Facebook and I don't use Facebook for reasons too long and boring to go into here. I'm not sure whether I should just go it alone.
The other challenge I'm really excited about is Stitch from Stash. Check out the button on the sidebar for more info.
Here's my progress on the Cut thru North Pole House. Not much but every little counts!
I found this in the bottom of my craft bag...
I have no idea how long it's been there but it needs a tiny bit of back stitch and it's finished! I'm all holed up in bed with a heavy cold so might finish this tomorrow.
Here's my Frosty Forest progress. Almost finished part 1 the Raccoon cabin..
The photo is a bit blurry so you can't see that my raccoon is a bit cross-eyed! I unpicked the French knot eyes twice and was in danger of damaging the cross stitches underneath so he may have to stay that way.
I also need to find a new framer! The shop I used to take my cross stitch to, in Lancashire, has stopped framing. So if anyone can recommend a framer close to Manchester, England, or that does mail order please let me know.
Hope you all have a wonderful New Year's Eve, whatever you have planned, and I look forward to stitching along with you in 2014!