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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

my latest craziness

One would think that after spending nearly 14 months (off and on) on one cross stitch project, that I would want to take a break and do something else for a while. But no. I just had to dive right in to the next one... One, I might add, that is more intricate (14 count as opposed to 12 count), more intense, and quite a bit larger. There is not a single square of blank Aida in this silly project. Still, it's fun to do, and surprisingly addictive. Hours fly by and I don't even know it. I keep telling myself to put it down, that there are other things I need to do, like clean the house, or eat lunch, but I just can't stop. It's that engrossing. Anyway, this is about the first 1/8 of the whole picture.
The light wasn't very good, and the flash made it worse, so it's kind of hard to see the detail but you get the idea. Can you guess what it will be? No? Well, here. Now you don't have to. I scanned in the cover sheet from the kit and cropped it down to just the sample photo, so you can see what it is eventually going to look like.

I do plan to frame it, and frame it myself, once I get the cross stitch portion finished. The question is, how long will that take? Will I be able to finish in time for my mom's birthday in October? Or will it be a Christmas present? Time will tell...


TheBlackForrist said...

yikes! that's quite a project!!! I bet your mom will really appreciate all your hard work on it! Good luck.

Kelly's Korner said...

Yeah, you're crazy. But I know what it's like to have an obsession! Have fun!