I may have been missing, but boy, do I have stuff to show for it! After finishing a 2nd biscornu and small ornament for BIL, I worked on Papillon Creations "Castles in the Air" Part 8 and finished that. While waiting for my new AAN SAL to start, I became obsessed with finishing my DD's unicorn. Now, I started it a year and a half ago, and I cursed it! The problems started before I even had all the materials. I bought a lot of British cross-stitch magazines off ebay and found this pattern in one. My DD thought it was wonderful, so I told her I would do it for her. I had all the floss needed for it, but could not find the fabric colour in North America. It is a DMC Aida. So, I emailed the magazine who gave me the name of a store in the UK and I ordered the fabric. It came from overseas, and when it got here, my DD informed me that she would like it better in either blue or purple, instead of the pinks it came in! Ggggrrrrr!! I said, with great restraint that it was tough, she was getting pink!! Then I started to stitch it! The pattern calls for DMC floss. Great, you're thinking. DMC metallics as well! The chart calls for three strands for cross-stitch and two for backstitch. I don't know if any of you have ever used three strands of DMC metallic floss, but I highly DON'T reccommend it! Who does that to an unsuspecting stitcher?! Three strands?! Now, I'm sure that the designer is a really nice lady, but if I had ever met her while stitching this piece, I couldn't be sure of my actions! I might have tried to shove that piece somewhere not nice! Breath!! Ahhh, it's all done, and over with! Now it gets made into a pillow for my DD's bed. I will post a picture after that happens.
Now on to happier news! I ordered my late Christmas present with money from my parents and Hubby! I fell in love with the Gingerbread Stitching House from The Victoria Sampler when it came out last fall. The fabric came last Friday and yesterday my pattern booklet and accessory packs came! I am so excited! The only thing I need now is Perle cotton # 8 and #12 in white. I will baste lines on my fabric and hopefully start it in the next week, after I finish Part 1 of AAN A Christmas Tree SAL.