I have just recently started this project, again. My last effort was finished back in 2007 (see link below) and I loved it. Unfortunately, it wasn't framable. Love With A Capital L
This new project is being stitched on 32 count Ivory lugana with DMC 500 and 321. I love this combo. It seems a bit "Christmasy", but I don't think Christmas will come to mind when it is finished. Also, I have allowed at least 12 cm all around to allow for framing.
For Paul and me, 2016 is going to be the "The Year of Inspiration & Moderation". Paul has officially retired so it's time to move closer to our families (his parents, our respective off-spring, our joint grandchildren and all our awesome siblings). Hence, 2016 will also be the last year of our Perth adventure. We plan to move back to Brisbane, in December.
Between now and then, we'll paint and sell our house.
Paul's retirement brings new opportunities for me without obligations to his former job. Right now, Paul's happy with working in the garden and playing golf. He has worked solidly at his career for more than 40 years. It's time to kick back and work on a few hobbies. I'm off to the local TAFE to do a full time course in fashion design and technology (I'm not the kind of person to sit in front of the TV and wait for old age). As the old saying goes, rewire or rust.
Whatever your plans for 2016, don't get side-tracked, just make them come to fruition.