Last year when I was sorting through all my craft magazine deciding which to keep and which to toss, I came across this adorable series of monthly patterns and just had to make them. My plan was to work on them every Tuesday when I was doing my weekly Skype session with my mother and Amanda. This was around October, and I started with the December pattern to give myself plenty of wiggle room to get each completed in enough time to be framed and displayed in its proper month.
I managed to finish the December one in plenty of time, and then as is the custom, another bright shiny new project called my name, and since these are so small and can be finished quickly, I decided working on them could be put off for awhile.
The January one was finally completed and framed about a week into the month.
February still isn't complete, but I pulled it out and will work on it today until it is finished.
Then, I think I might skip a couple of months and jump into working on May to give myself some time to get them complete. Or maybe not. I work pretty well with looming deadlines, it's the "if I work on this 2 hours per week I can have it done in 6 months" kind of thing that gets me in trouble.
When I tried to get a progress photo of Basilisk last night, I noticed that the clips I'm using to keep the extra fabric rolled up and out of the way look a lot like spiders from this angle. Creepy! Good thing that isn't the way I see them when I'm stitching, or nothing would get done.
Am I the only one who sees this? It's not so bad on the lighter one. Maybe I should go buy another of those and get rid of the dark one?
Basilisk is really starting to come alive now. When I take a step or two back, I can see the flowers and blue jay, and now the tree trunks are really starting to show up. I can't wait to get to the next page and see the lady's face take shape. I will probably put this one away for a bit next week though. I really want to get Enchanted Reindeer finished by end of June, and it needs some attention so it doesn't fall behind.