At this moment, 24, unemployed, relatively isolated where I live. I’ve been doing needlework projects here and there since I was 14. My first needlework project was a needlepoint choo-choo train that mom bought for me at the dry cleaner’s when I was quite young. Young as in afterwards we probably went to the library where I checked out a book with a title like “Clifford the Big Red Dog”. As I’ve grown, I’ve found Cross stitching to be one of the most tedious crafts ever… which is why I have at least 3 large X-stitch projects that still need completing… or starting. Why I buy these things I do not know. I prefer samplers with drawn-thread or embroidery work like a lot of the things from Victoria Sampler. They are my main source of projects.
Since August, I have been completing projects. The only new pieces I started were 2 3″x3″ quickies. After completing 7 UFOs, I still have about 5 projects… none of them are small. 2 are needlepoint, 1 is Cross stitch, 1 is a VS Sampler, and the other is a little thingy from Sweettree. These projects do not include at least 7 unfinished needlepoint projects my grandmother gave to me in a yellow suitcase. I’ll get around to those someday… if only to put the suitcase to better use.
Finally, rationale. With the absense of a New Year Resolution, I’ve decided to keep a needlework project journal. 1/3 of my normal journal is needlework rambling, so there is definitely enough content for a dedicated journal. And then mom can keep up with what I do. Hi mom!