Okay, so I think I may have overestimated what I could accomplish *grin*. Here's a rundown of the projects I listed on my MAGIC form and the status:
1. My Stitching Chair Necessaire - is the one I'm most likely to complete. This started out as a stitch along on the Legacy Embroidery Guild back in 2007 and I quickly let it turn into a UFO. However, I took it with me on some stitching retreats this year and am getting pretty close.
2. Long Dog Mystery Sampler - was published in the Gift of Stitching Magazine (also in 2007). I immediately gathered the materials and started. Guess what? It became a UFO not long after the 2nd of 4 parts came out! I actually have been working on it, though. Here's how it looks right now:
3. Preamble Flag Sampler - is my oldest UFO that was started in 2004. I put in about 10 hours this year but need a lot more. The lettering in white is done in smyrna crosses over 2. Tedious!
4. Hannah Mary Manley sampler - is an antique sampler I own that I've been charting for reproduction. This is the sampler that inspired my freebie pincushion (pattern here). I've picked out the fabric, chosen the brand of silks to use, and have most of the charting done. I even have a model stitcher anxious to do the stitching. I think I can get the chart finished and the materials off to my model stitcher by the end of the year. Here's a sneak peek at a section of the chart:
5. Noel Stitcher's Stocking - is from the Gift of Stitching 2009 Christmas Ornament issue. I figured I should add a smaller project to the list and I want to do some of these for exchanges. The stocking ornament is stuffed with a pincushion and needlebook. Here's the pic from the magazine and the thread and fabrics I've chosen to use.
These goals are daunting enough. Now add in the fact that I am currently sick of cross stitching! I can't believe I'm saying that but it's true. So I'm taking a little break to concentrate on some beading and needlepoint. Hopefully, I'll be back to the cross stitch soon. Wish me luck . . .