I've not made a great deal of progress on the SK SAL only completing 567 stitches which makes it 2.67% complete. I am moving on as I have to do some work on one of my secret projects. Here's my progress picture so far.
I've also completed the next section of Living with Charm - I now have only 2 sections left to do.
As I am working on one of my secret projects next there won't be an update for a while.
I've been stitching on Baby Patchwork for the last few days and have now completed 2,957 of 11,068 which is 26.72% complete. On the original pattern the name and birth details are done in cross stitch and look quite bulky. I've decided to stitch the whole background in white and then back stitch the details, I think it will look better this way and will also enable me to fit more information in. So here's the progress picture.
I've also completed part 9 of Living with Charm which makes it 75% complete. I now have a deadline to finish this project which is spurring me on.
I also had a lovely surprise this morning. I received £100 of Hobbycraft vouchers after entering a competition in Cross Stitcher Magazine. I had only said to a friend of mine yesterday that I sometimes wondered if anyone actually won these competitions - well I guess someone was listening and decided to prove me wrong. The ironic thing is I took my Christmas money to Hobbycraft a few days ago and bought everything I needed so I guess the vouchers may have to wait awhile before I spend them. I can't decide whether to splurge on a couple of big items or just keep myself in threads and needles for a while.
I've now completed a further 1,078 stitches on Hickory Dickory Dock which makes it 20,344 of 26,775 complete which is 75.98% complete. I can see the outline of the second mouse coming out from the bottom left of the clock face I've decided that I want to get this completed by June so I can submit it for the HAED reward program. At my current pace I should be able to achieve this as long as life doesn't get in the way.
I've also completed part 8 of Living with Charm and am pretty close to finishing part 9.