The secret is, I’m going to be an awesome old lady. I have a mad, mad crush on Bob Newhart:
And a little hobby fondly known as Cross Stitch. Yes, it’s the one craft I can handle. Because you have a pattern and you follow that pattern and ta-da! A picture is born. That I can handle. Drawing, painting, trying to get two sides of a quilt to match up…not so much. But in my perfectionist little mind, cross stitch makes sense.
However, the perfectionist in me also finds herself at the end of a cross stitch project that has taken me almost eight years.To date, the longest cross stitch project in my life. And you thought I had a short attention span. I started it shortly after my middle child was born. She’s claimed it as her own and is excited for me to finish but for some reason…Perfectionist MIP always stalls toward the end of a project. All of a sudden, it’s just…done. And what if there’s something wrong with it? What if it’s not quite right?
So here’s my project. It’s actually not a picture I would have chosen at this point in my life. But, ah well, it’s homey and Middle Child likes animals, so she’s fine with it. It’s about 16″x20″.
I have all the stitching done, just have to do the finishing outline work. Here’s what I mean:
Not outlined (Lamp and spools of thread):
So close and yet so so so far away.
I’m trying to beat the perfectionist and finish. Will let you know the outcome.
Meanwhile, here’s another popular hobby in the house. This one’s Mr Mip’s: