I bought a cross stitch scissors fob kit on a vacation several years ago. I used to do a lot of intricate cross stitch, so I knew this kit would be a simple souvenir keepsake for me.
I began working on it during a stressful time thinking it would be a relaxing thing to do. Right off, I stitched quite a bit using the wrong color and had to undo everything that I had done.
Can I use macular degeneration for my excuse? I could not see to rip it out, actually cried tears of frustration, had a temper tantrum, and put the thing away.
Fast forward to this week. I am working a new job…split shifts six days a week. Stressful. Out comes the cross stitch project so I can relax.
I still can’t see as well as I used to. Surprise.
I have run out of thread from the kit, stitched in the wrong places, ripped out stitches, and lost my very sharp, expensive embroidery scissors that I wanted to use this with in the first place.
But I’ve persevered.
It is finished.