My stitching stand went to the carpenter for a little adjustment, it wasn't able to hold bigger frame. In the meantime I'd dig out the Bluenose Dime by Lynn Nicoletti and I've done a lot (in my opinion) for 3 days of work.
before and after
fabric: antique blue lugana, 32ct
floss: DMC cotton and DMC rayon
Now, I have a dilemma - my stand is back and I can stitch Ann Kirby again but the Bluenose Dime is really calling my name and I want to finish it... I think I can do it in 10 days or so. It would be one less WIP in my pile and one more finish for the year.