Okay, this is neither a WIP post nor a knitting post. But it’s a craft FO post, and I have nowhere else I’d rather share it, so here you go.
In addition to knitting and crochet, I do cross-stitch. I don’t work on my projects very often anymore, but I learned how to cross-stitch before I learned just about any other craft. I’ve been doing cross-stitch since I was very young. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know how. (To one degree or another of complexity, anyway. My early projects weren’t done very well, but I did them all myself.)
This is my latest cross-stitch FO. And they were a UFO for way, waaaay too long. (They stopped being a WIP years ago.) The only thing that kept me from finishing them was… well, the finishing. Doing the cross-stitch wasn’t a problem. It was the sewing them into ornament pillows that was daunting. (I don’t know why. I also sew clothes and costumes. Sewing shouldn’t be a big deal.)
Anyway, these have been all finished but the sewing for a couple of years now. Maybe as many as 5. (Or 10. I’m not sure, but a long time.) I finally decided that I was going to finish these before I allowed myself to start any new projects, and what do you know? That got them finished really fast. I am pleased with how they turned out. I’m only a little annoyed that I didn’t bother to get out any Christmas decorations to use in the photo shoot. Still, they look good just sitting on the counter, too.