This is the piece I chose to start over the weekend. Its a paper folded hat from the book Japan Point de Croix.
Here is the progress for my MIL's piece. I found I was falling behind when I was just doing 1 heart at a time. So instead I changed up the mundane and did their outlines and will work on the floral/fauna between. Clearly it didn't get completed for Christmas, but her birthday is at the end of Feb so perhaps I shall have it all done away with for then.
FUN IN THE MAIL
My 123 Stitch arrived!
In it was a large assortment of dmc floss (97) to go along with the patterns ordered;
3 blending thread colours
(3) Oatmeal (Fiddlers Cloth) 15x18 aida
Christmas Red 12x18 aida
Vintage Smokey white 18x21 aida
Pebble Gray 12x18 aida
Hunter Green 15x18 aida
A small grab bag of 14-18ct pieces of aida, mostly in natural tones. 2 of them are sparkled.
And the Patterns:
Stoney Creek's Majesty in Motion (horses) booklet
Moon & Spider Apple Cider