Here we are, already in the midst of January, rapidly heading toward the middle of the first month of 2012 already! As of January 1, 2012, I started on my first Mystic Stitch, "Safari." I have decided to take progress pictures on each Sunday (skipping that first one on the 1st). So, progress as of January 8 is below:
Prior to this, I spent December working on the pink border on my cupcakes until I received the Round Robin piece for a sweet girl in Tennessee (shout out to Lara!). Her theme is fairies, and she provided the pattern, but I am saving back the picture with her wings until she gets it back as I wanted her to have some surprise. (For anyone who stopped by yesterday, you're not losing it -- I hadn't posted a picture and came back to add one of her and to link up Lara's blog.) This little fairy is just about the cutest thing -- I love how she turned out! It isn't my usual choice to stitch, which is one of the fun things about a Rount Robin, but I completely enjoyed her and, in fact, am considering these dolls as a future theme for my daughter now!
Next month, my mom is planning a sewing day with some of my aunts and cousins, so I'm looking forward to that. They'll be doing mostly quilting and sewing with their machines, but I'll find a comfy corner and curl up with either my Safari or next month's project, Theresa Wentzler's Noah's Ark Sampler. This coming weekend is my good friend's monthly weekend SAL, so I hope to get lots done and post another WIP picture soon!