Back in – July, was it? – I packed away my big cross-stich project of a world map because of a move. I’ve only just unpacked it.
I’d done so well in the first half of 2021, doing some each month, feeling like it was possible to finish. Like it might be finished by now. Only, of course, it isn’t, and I still have a good three-quarters of the border left to do. Not including the back-stitching.
Admittedly, for much of last year, I was helped by still being on furlough, which did give me more time to devote to stitching. I don’t have that this year, though I am still working from home, so at least I’m not wasting time in commuting.
But this is where I got to when I packed it away. My first target is simple: to finish the ship and its back-stitching. Probably, this will be done in two parts, since it falls across the centre of the pattern and is therefore split in two, and I don’t want to have to flip the page over too many times. I expect I’ll have to occasionally, especially with the back-stitching, but I will do my best to find a way to limit the turn-overs.
Of course, in order to do that, I do actually need to find a needle, and the thread, and get going again. Not just look at it…I have at least set it up again on the frame, which is a good start.