Over on the Facebook Stitch Maynia group, they have a huge number of SALs that you can join. There aren't strict rules for them, just join in if you like and do what you can. Since I don't want a lot of obligation with my stitching, I appreciate that attitude a lot and I've decided to join in on a couple of them this year.
One of them is a variation on last year's Year of Starts where some intrepid stitchers actually had one start every day. That one is not for me! But this year they have a SAL where you have a new start on the 17th of each month. That I can do, especially if I choose something fairly small so that I can have a finish in between my bigger projects.
So for January, I dug around in my charts and found this little one that has languished in the box for years: Little House Needleworks, Blossoms & Blackbirds.
This is the perfect size, 65 x 65 stitches, and a simple design to give me the break I need from the more complicated Victoria Sampler pieces. I'm working it on the 28 ct Flax linen with DMC that's called for on the chart. Luckily I had a nice big piece of the linen in my stash, so I cut out what I needed and set to work on the 17th.
And here is where I ended that evening. It's a small thing, so I've been stitching in hand - like I started out doing 34 years ago! :D
Well, the thaw is starting following the freezing rain we had Tuesday thru Wednesday. This morning the driveway was the most treacherous it's been all season and so schools are closed once again - that's the 7th day. Poor things will be in school till the end of June at this rate! The main arterials in town are fine, but neighborhoods are skating rinks. But with 40 degree temps today, maybe we'll be inundated with slush, and then probably have a refreeze tonight. Ugh!
My Bunco group was rescheduled from last week to this week, so I'm crossing my fingers that we can actually get together tonight! And I owe my granddaughter Ilse a shopping trip and lunch. Her birthday was the 9th, but the weather just has not cooperated with us - we're trying again tomorrow!
I hope Mother Nature is treating you better than us! Happy stitching!