According to my blog, I apparently pull out my stitching about every 18 months, make a post, then put it back into hiding for another 18-ish months. It has currently been 16+ months since my last stitching post. However, I can assure you have stitched more in the last week than I have in the entire previous lifespan of this blog (8-9 years) combined! Don't believe me? I have proof! How does the saying go? "Pictures, or it didn't happen." Behold!
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This is Midsummer Night's Fairy by Mirabilia Designs. This picture represents a week (well, 8 days) of progress, from June 30 to July 7. I know! It's amazing what happens when you actually sit down and pick up a needle. Admittedly, not having one of those pesky job things helps tremendously. (Still working on it.) I would guess that's about 15 hours of work, give or take, but I can't swear to it. I wasn't officially timing it. As best I can tell, I last stitched on her in, um, 2002. ::hangs head in shame::
BTW, you can blame/thank Heather for this. Visiting her home and seeing all of her *amazing* stitched pieces framed and hanging on her walls really inspired me. You see, other than very small pieces (like fobs or ornaments), I do not own a single thing that I have cross stitched. My parents have some of my pieces, my MIL, my best friend Connie, and several other folks. But me? Nope; none. Wait, I can hear some of you through the computer. "I've been to your house, I've seen stitched pieces there!" Yes, you have. They were done by my MIL! And she does beautiful work, and I am thankful to have *something* representing my (occasional) cross stitch habit hanging in my home, but I'd really like some of my own work here, too. My hope is to have this one finished by the end of the year. Not framed, of course (don't have a spare several hundred dollars laying around right now), but finished nonetheless. Wish me luck!
Currently feeling: the urge to stitch!