Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Super, big, giant, awesome Happy Dance!!!!!

I started this blog with a post about this project, so it's really only fitting that I break my long silence with another post about it :)

After 9 years, my oldest UFO is finally finished!

9 years of picking it up, putting in a few stitches, and putting it down for months on end. 9 years of loathing the fabric, disliking the pattern, but persisting out of sentimentality and my own masochistic desire to never give up (seriously, ask anyone who knows me irl about my master's thesis).


It feels good.

This hasn't been the only cross-stitch project I've done in the past 9 years, but awhile ago I decided that I wouldn't let myself work on anything else until this one was finished.

And now I'm free.

Well, crafting-wise anyway. There is still that pesky thesis...

I still need to wash and press the piece, but here are some more pics in the meantime:

It's good to be back :)


  1. AAAAHHHHHH IT LOOKS SOOO GOOD!! Congrats on finally getting it done! What are you going to do with it now? Burn it? lol

    So I'll bet your brain is now brimming with all the projects you could start on now, eh?

    1. Yay, a comment! I feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

      Actually my brain isn't brimming at all - too busy thinking about/planning the move and thesis stuff. Once we are moved and settled in I'll start thinking about bigger projects. Until then it's small x-stitch pieces, and maybe an attempt at your crochet toque.

    2. Excellent. I hope you like that crochet pattern, it goes together really quick and looks cute to boot!

  2. Yay! I bet it feels fantastic to have finally finished it! Love how Breeze is so patient in showing it off!