I am moving right along on my monthly goals: I have finished stitching The Sweetheart Tree's Holly and Hearts Christmas Ornament. I had forgotten that way back in 2008, in an uncharacteristic spurt of foresight, I prepared the padded backboards for this flat ornament. So now that the stitching is done, the assembly will be a snap. I have two more ornaments to assemble in addition to this one tomorrow. Once all the ornaments are finish finished, it will leave only one of my monthly goals to fit into the last few days of the month: all I have to do is start [yes, just start] the small gift I need to stitch for my December 2011 giveaway. I promised Jo she would have it sometime in March. I guess I finally figured out just how much I can reasonably expect to accomplish within a given time frame. Now let's see if I can manage to plan March's stitching with equal accuracy. I actually resumed work on one of them tonight, from the Class Project List: Phyllis Mauer's Japanese Kogin Tea Cozy.
On another topic: I chose the winner for my Holly & Heart Sampler chart giveaway. The first two names selected by the randomizer did not yield either an e-mail address or an active personal blog link when I clicked on the names ... so with no way to make contact with those individuals, I moved on to choose Kim. I can understand not wanting to post an e-mail address on a stranger's blog but a person's profile should lead to a way to contact them. I have used comments on a person's blog to inform people of wins before, so it doesn't always have to be e-mail, if an individual wishes that to remain private. Ultimately, it boils down to this: if you want to win a giveaway [at least, one at Oubliette], you have to make yourself reasonably accessible to contact. I am persistent but I am not a psychic!