And on to the projects that I started this year and haven't finished (aren't there always a lot of those?) The good news is that anything started prior to 2009 has been completed.
First up: Mermaid of Atlantis by Mirabilia:
I've always been fond of her mermaids, and this one has a ton of specialty threads (silk varigated and metallics) and beads.
Next is another Mirabilia, Royal Holiday:
This is the first large Christmasy cross stitch project that I've ever done, and it may take several Christmases to finish and get framed at this rate LOL ah well...