Hiya everyone! My good friend Heather is a member and thought this would be a great group for me.
As far as the personal stuff goes...I'm a mid 40's divorcee with a 5-year old Rescue Shih-Tzu named Bam and we live in Northeast Arkansas. I'm also an Asperger-diagnosed adult with OCD and Social Anxiety Disorder, which makes for a complicated life, but it's great for an overactive stitching mojo. I pretty much spend every non-working/waking hour stitching (unless it's close to Disney World time, and then I'm completely absorbed in Disney planning).
I started the 2014 HAED Christmas Contest Suteki project on January 1, 2016 as a gift for my sister, along with two other new HAED starts. I'm stitching it on my preferred fabric, 28ct Monaco, 1x1 full stitches. I've only put one day's worth of work on it so far, but here is where I made it to:
I've got several other WIPs in progress, mostly HAED's, all of which are a lot easier than this one, even though most of them are twice/three-times as large. This one may be small, but the amount of dithering and confetti are a lot more than I am comfortable with, hence the needed motivation of a SAL group, especially since I want to finish it by the end of the year (if not sooner).
I'm looking forward to getting to see everyone's progress throughout 2016 and thanks for including me!