Amazing how different the piece looks in different light... Anyway. I have now completed the first three sections of this - I am caught up to what I have received in the post.
Here's how it looked last week:
So you can see there was quite a lot of work done on it - nice to be able to say that about something in my life!
However, I'm now going to put it away for a few weeks (even if I do get another installment of the pattern) while I work on seasonal stuff. I have started one seasonal piece (or rather, picked up where I left off last year, in February, when I tired of winter) - one which just says "winter" and isn't Christmassy, particularly, so I will carry on with that one until it's done. Probably.
I'm nearly finished with the triptych of birds I've been working on (probably only two evenings, possibly even one if I have a long block of stitch time), so I'm going to finish that before I pull out the other seasonal cross-stitch (yes, for those of you who follow this blog regularly, I am talking about my Christmas Nemesis, the Angels). What I should do before I start on them this year is check to make sure I have all the reds I need before I start. Maybe I will do that later this week, and really get organised.
I don't expect to finish it this year (there's still a lot of stitching to come) but it would be nice to make some progress, I think. Of course, who knows what I would do if I ever actually finished them! I do have several other Christmas patterns knocking about though, so I'm sure I'd find something to fill the space and time...