One of the two WIPs I carried over into 2011 is "Merry Christmas" by Madame-la-Fee. Ooh la la! I am stitching this on 28 count Ice Blue linen and so far the colors look great. This has (way) more confetti stitching than I am used to, but I am loving it anyway and will persevere. The trees were finished last year, everything else was done in the past few days. That ornament was a killer and there is another one just like it yet to come. Please forgive the wrinkles. My ironing allergy is acting up.
Cathy asked about the ornament kit exchange I am organizing. This is how it works. Everyone purchases the current issue of the JCS Ornament magazine and chooses an ornament to stitch. Everyone should choose something different - no duplicates. You stitch your own ornament and create kits of your ornament for everyone else in the group. We are going to have "Christmas in July" to show off our finished ornaments and exchange ornament kits. You keep your own ornament and go home with a pile of kits to stitch up. We had eight stitchers interested in participating so we are going to divide into 2 groups. Creating seven ornament kits would be too time consuming, not to mention expensive. I hope that explanation wasn't too confusing!
Here is an update on "Sugarplums." Progress is slow, but steady.