My plan for the remainder of the week:
Today: The Stitcher's Pocket
Wed-Fri: TW's Woodland Angel Christmas Stocking
Sat-Sun: The English Band Sampler
I have managed to resist the temptation to start a Christmas ornament just to have a finish and I feel my will power has been rewarded by the steady progress on the Stitcher's Pocket. It will be very satisfying to add another finish date notation to the Class Projects sidebar. And since the rest of the Mystic Smalls projects are ... surprise, surprise ... smalls, the finishes ought to start piling up. Next up are the scissor case, scissor fob, biscornu and needlebook. Since this year has been devoted to WIPs of all sorts, most of which have been largish projects, some even bona fide BAPs, the tally of finishes has been lagging way behind my usual annual count. And, being an A type personality, this has had an up side and a down side for me. The upside: I love that I am finishing up major projects and finally fulfilling the promise of all those classes I have taken. The downside: there's a nasty, insecure aspect of my personality that loves racking up the numbers and that is just not happening this year. I know that numbers are meaningless and that it is the process of stitching that I love so dearly but somehow being able to say I finished 60 or 70 or 80 projects in a given year gives me a wonderful but ever so cheap thrill. Hey, I am too much of a coward to ride roller coasters or go bungee jumping, so where else am I going to find a cheap thrill?