Sunday, November 1, 2015

My Life-Long Project

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.

13 comments:

  1. It's going to be gorgeous! Blessings, Marlene

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    1. Thanks, Marnie. Grandson has long ago forgotten about this, so if I ever finish it, it will be a surprise for him.

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  2. I haven't got the accuracy or the patience - lovely work so far

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  3. Good excuse. I'll have to remember that one. LOL. All those similar colored threads cannot be easy on the eyes either. Nice job.

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  4. Oh that is gorgeous. I am in the midst of a long-term project myself...although not that long. I chose 14-count Aida to make it easier on my eyes.

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  5. I haven't done cross stitch in years for that same reason. Finishing it should come with a celebration of some sort or at least a life time achievement award! Happy Stitching!

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  6. I used to do a lot of cross stitching when I did not need glasses...Now, the glasses must be on or it is hopeless! This is definitely a long term project, but looking good!

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  7. It will be gorgeous. Funny how the eyes just aren't what they used to be. Sure makes it more challenging.

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  8. I don't think it matters how long these things take - every stitch is made with love :) It's a beautiful piece of work and I'm sure it'll be loved very much.

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    1. Thank you for your kind encouragement. I need all that I can get.

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  10. Oh you made me smile :)
    We all have those lifelong projects!

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    good job Beautiful! :)

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