Thursday, 30 May 2013

One of those projects...

You know how it starts, you see The Perfect Thing. You file it away in the back of your mind until the appropriate time. You go to buy The Perfect Thing and find it's not for sale.  Nor is the pattern.  Never mind, you think, I'll make my own.

And so you start out.

And then you realise how much work is involved in making The Perfect Thing and how this is at odds with the time that you actually have available.

And you end up working into the night, every night.

And you can't say anything about it because it's Top Secret but it is taking up ALL your spare time.

And you can't blog about it because it's Top Secret and it is taking up all your spare time, so you have nothing else to blog about.

Ah well, I thought I'd give you a sneak peek now that the end is almost in sight.  This is the pattern I am working from:

It's a cross stitch and it's a face. That's about all I can tell you now. There are bits that are a delight to sew - all the flesh tones, for example. There are also bits that are not. All the dark colours. Stitching teeny-tiny crosses in varying shades of grey, blue and black in the dead of night is no fun.  By the time I go to bed, my eyes are screaming. I'll happily admit that there have been times when I considered jacking it all in and buying the intended recipient an electric toothbrush.

But it's for someone special, so I have persevered.

Hopefully it won't be too long until I can show you the finished object. Bear with me!


  1. I am viewing this on my phone so it may be the tiny screen but it looks like Abe Lincoln to me.

  2. I can kind of see Abe in there, but it's not him!

  3. Claire

    Hi, I have just found your lovely blog. Your blankets are beautiful and I am curious to find out who your cross stitch is of. Any clues?