I recently finished the cross stitch for January from the Frosted Pumkin just in time for the new February installment. I have never cross stitched on linen before so it was a lesson in how to count on linen for me. I haven't really done any cross stitch since college, and it was a brief sampler then. The last major thing I cross stitched was a horse and rider silhouette against the sun in front of the sun on a sweatshirt in high school. It was really hard to stitch because it was going through sweatshirt material, and it was tedious. I gave up on it until college because I was so burned out. My sampler wasn't speaking to me, so I gave up half way through it too. I still have it, and it will be eventually finished. I was happy to find modern cross stich patterns to try. I am not happy with this one, but I am looking forward to seeing how much I improve over the next 11 months!
I have also been working on my Swoon quilt, and I have 4/9 blocks completed here. I finished the 5 and 6 blocks over the last couple of days, but they are not in this mosaic. I am hopeful that I can finish them all this weekend!