I've been working on this for a loooooooong time. I started it when it first came out--like two years ago! Then at the beginning of last year, I decided to take it to work and work on it on my lunch breaks. I only get thirty minutes for lunch so the progress was very slow. I worked on it all year on my lunch breaks. By the end of the year I was sick of looking at it and couldn't believe it still wasn't done. AH! So I brought it back home and told myself I'm never working on a larger piece at work anymore, so this year I've been doing smalls and it's been great. So anyway, I added this piece to my Cross Stitch Crazy list for this year but it wasn't until June that I picked it up again using it for my Whine and WIPs piece for the Stitch Maynia group on Facebook. I whined and moaned and finished it!
It's a lovely pattern and I do still like it, even though it frustrated me while I was stitching it. I'm still not terribly thrilled with the fabric I chose to stitch it on, but certainly will not be re-doing it! :)
It's cute and bright and I will display it during the holidays. I think I may just pop it into a frame if I can find something suitable.
Do you have projects that just drive you bananas sometimes? How do you get through it? I found that taking a break from it for a while really helped me with this particular project.
So another finish off my challenge list! I'm still SO thrilled with my finishes this year! I will come back with a WIP update and a couple of more finished smalls.
'Til then, Happy stitching!