In fact, here's some stash I recently purchased to put on the back burner.
Mill Hill/Sticks, Ho Ho Santa * Primitive Needle, The Dampy Sod * Just Nan, Owl Winder Pocket (and owl winder) * Just Nan, Tricky Tweets * JABC "Just Fun" Strawberry Pin Cushion Kit (felt)
They've been cluttering up the craft table waiting to be entered into the database. I just entered them, and I saw so many things I want to do! I have mostly been stitching from the WIP pile this year. I've been extra diligent. I've finished four pieces and will likely finish at least six by year's end. I wanna do something new! I think next month I'll do it.
That's settled. Thanks for the love for the magazine review. A couple of people suggested that all the creativity may have been in the Halloween issue and the Christmas preview. I bought the Halloween issue sight unseen. (I needed to order it and pay on that day to get a discount.) I was not nearly as head over heels for that one as many others seem to be. In fact, I only like the monsterbubbles ornie (I sense a theme) and Plum Street's Halloween Greetings. As for the ornament preview, I liked all the ornaments in the preview better than the ones that were submitted for the ornament issue. I still don't love them all--still don't love Erica Michael's finishing--but the Mosey 'N Me, Fresh Threads, and Glory Bee ornaments stand out as being much better. (Maybe the Mosey 'N Me is a photography problem?) Maybe Lelia is right. They all look better stitched and photographed on the blogs. So get to work. You have 75 ornaments to stitch so I can choose which ones I'll do.
*She barks at the knitting. Even after I let her sniff it thoroughly.