First is Mouline Rouge. This is one I thought I would enjoy and turns out I didn't. I guess stitching all one color was not as relaxing as I thought it would be. Or maybe I've just lost my taste for quakers. This will probably end up on the UFO pile.
Next was Noah's Sub. It had been quite a while since I worked on this and the last time must not have been the most pleasant experience since I only did about 100 stitches or so before packing it in. I approached this one with trepidation - I love the design but the actual stitching? The love of the design won out and I worked on it for over two weeks. I thought the animals would be tedious but it was so much fun seeing them emerge! I can't wait to work on this one again now and will probably put it into a "favorite" position when I finally get back to a regular rotation.
Finally (as far as the updates go), is The Phoenix. My feelings are mixed on this one. I really love the design and it's not that big so I kept at it even though I wanted to just throw it across the room because the actual stitching is so awful! Quarter stitches everywhere and a backstitch chart that is so hard to follow I was growling in frustration the whole time. I also messed up the colors on the backstitching pretty badly and hated doing it so much that I left it. I will probably finish this one though... I know I'm going to hate every minute of it, but the finish product will be lovely (even with all the messed up backstitching)!
Good update. Isn't funny how our tastes change. I seem to have lost my stitching mojo and it is painful to even consider stitching. Maybe by looking at your progress I will find some motivation.