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!