According to Webster's Dictionary, lifelong means something that is "lasting or remaining in a particular state throughout a person's life". I surely hope that is not the case here, but it certainly looks like it may be on it's way to becoming lifelong.
This is from Endangered Species by Cross My Heart. The copyright is 1988. I purchased the pattern book on a trip to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville AL in 1990, with the intention of making it for my first grandson who was due in Jan, 1991. He
is now 24 years old and I am still s..l..o..w..l..y, s..l..o..w..l..y stitching. It is on 24-point grey canvas and I am convinced I have 12-point eyesight...that's my excuse, anyway.
I'm linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching...please visit the other Slow Stitchers there.