The pieces remaining in my rotation this past week:
Prairie Schooler Year Rounds: January: Done. Since this piece was the next one closest to a finish after the dragon, I went ahead and got it stotched on Saturday morning
Cross My Heart's Mint Tea Towel: Once I finished the dragon and the PS round, I switched my focus to this piece. I'd like to start February with an entirely new rotation so that means finishing up everything in the current rotation.
Victoria Sampler Mystic Smalls Tuffet: I am in serious denial when it comes to this piece. I keep telling myself that it is just a matter of finding the right stitching spot with just the right slant of light and I'll be back to zipping through the blanket stitches in this hardangar project. But the bald truth is that, until I have a cataract removed, my eyesight is just too poor to manage the closely spaced blanket stitch on 36ct linen. I don't want to admit this fact because it would mean deferring the tuffet until sometime in Spring, after the Easter break during which I hope to have the surgery to remove the cataract. Then, of course, there is the recovery period during which no stitching will take place. I don't want to think about that either. I'll give this project one more shot during the coming week but if I find myself slicing through untidy stitches and pulling out all the nubby bits of perle cotton once more, it's back into the "later" basket it goes.
As my rotation is shrinking down to just two pieces, the tea towel and the tuffet, I am adding Sean's Name Tree Christmas ornament from M Designs into the mix. This UFO, my first attempt at over one stitching, was abandoned the over-dyed floss I was using, Needle Necessities' Victorian Christmas, was just variegated enough to trick my eyes and to have me making all sorts of counting mistakes. That was decades ago and I have since logged many hours with over dyed fibers and with over one stitching, I think it is time to pull it out and finish it! I am determined to whittle my list of UFOs and WIPs from previous years to nothing at all. That will still leave all my class projects to complete. Technically, they are all UFOs as well but I tend to think of them as an entirely separate category.