Do you have projects that you never seem to get round to finishing? I have lots! This is one – a Christmas decoration cross-stitch.
I was given this Scandinavian – style kit as a present several years ago. I never got round to it as I haven’t learned embroidery and just failed miserably to prioritise it.
I started it about 14 months ago, with intention of making it for last Christmas. When I ran out of time I assured myself it would be a, quick job to finish, then I could hang it up this Christmas instead.
I picked it up again last month, and got the cross-stitch finished before Christmas, but not the assembly.
I set myself a new deadline, to have it done by New Year’s Eve. With a final push I cut the shape out, stuffed and sewed it. It is a long way from being a tidy job, but it’s done. It’s not my usual choice of project but I am pleased to have done it.
Tackling something that has been hanging around for a while feels good. Perhaps 2021 will be a year of completed projects – will it be for you?