So... the latest scheme for stitching in 2009:
Sooz said "Finish two, in order to earn your start for one."
Fact: I have a bad starting habit. Just think of it as my narcotic.
Fact: I have 22 active WIPs. Some of which I haven't worked on for four years.
Fact: I also have a small pile of fabric that tempts me every time I walk past that box it stays in.
Fact: I have a bunch of charts that need love.
Fact: I have two cats, one of which loves to jump and land on either my stitching or my chart.
So after weighing all of the above, I decided, Finishing two and starting one would be a great idea! So in my hair-brained willingness to earn my new starts... understand, this is my addiction, so I will do anything to earn new starts (even though I haven't decided what they are yet)...
I have decided to work on four pieces that are close to the end:
Papillon's Mary, Queen of Scots
Red Velvet Inscription Sampler (Blue Ribbon)
Oriental Fans (Joan Elliott)
and White Lightning (off a Dimensions kit)
I also have Garden Stars, which is a super fun stitch
I also caved one week before this Finish Two, Start One torture programme came into effect and put my first stitches into:
Sailors (Pelin Tezer)
Paradigm Lost (Longdog designs)
and Midsummer Night's Fairy (my first Mirabilia)
So in effect, it was like one step forward, two steps back... but I am resolute. I have to be strong. I have to stick to the deal. (or Joyce will come after me with a hatchet)
Here is the latest WIP of Mary, Queen of Scots.
After this one is done, it's off to Red Velvet.
As for new starts (oh boy, we had to go there)
Apparently, the Stab and Stash Element SAL needs to go into effect sometime soon.
We also cooked up a new SAL... we (Joyce, Novia and some other friends) have the Joan Elliott Oriental Odyssey book so we want to do three of the geishas there. I can't wait for this Geisha SAL.
Oh... and for some reason, I've managed to be suckered into a TW SAL. (thank you, Joyce...) Don't know which one to do yet, but I'm leaning towards something with peacocks.
ETA : Thanks for all these comments! Wow! I never expected such a response! Oh yeah! The floss is indeed DMC 115... thanks for reminding me to post this.