Monday, January 10, 2011

New Year's Resolution...project

I have the same new year's resolutions that I do most every year:  lose weight and get organized.  I did lose 25 pounds last year and plan on losing another 20 this year.  As far as getting organized, I know in my heart that it is a lifelong pursuit, haha!

I was going through a pile of old projects and came across a project that I've had for at least 12 or 13 years now.  When we moved into our house ten years ago, I left a space on my wall for this project.  I still have that space waiting and yet, the project is nowhere near finished.  My new year's resolution is to finish this project this year!  I can't take another is time!  I will finish it and I'm working in time mostly everyday to work on it.  It's a large cross-stitch tapestry of a peacock that I bought in a kit.  It is magnificent and will look so beautiful when I finish it.  Here is how much I've worked on it in the last 13 years:

Aren't I pathetic???!!! Just keeping it real, hahahaha!!! It's all wrinkled.  Here's a better view of this delightful little corner:

I am going to finish this thing, darn it!!!  It really messes with your eyes because it's cross-stitched onto linen so you have to work over 2 squares...I basically have to work on it during the day in full light.  I found this image on the web so you can see what the finished product will look like.

What you can't see is that there are gold beads all throughout the border and you use gold filament to accentuate (which I absolutely hate using because it's difficult to work with).  When I am done with this, I am going to get it professionally framed.  This is going to be one of those heirlooms that's passed down to my children...provided I ever get it done!!!

So, what projects do you have lurking about???  Hopefully, they haven't sat around as long as mine, LOL!  Let's make this the year of finished projects!!!  Blessings on your endeavors!!!  

P.S.  If you read my post before this one, we were without hot water for five days...I'm happy to report that we are up and running again thanks to a good friend who helped us install a new hot water heater.  He saved us a good $500 on installation and we are so very grateful!  No more bathing in the "mini-spa" as I affectionately call our 18 gallon plastic bin.  

1 comment:

  1. omg...i have a million unfinished hooked rugs,scarves in the making. knitted throws half done, piles of craft stuff every where! i am drowning!