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Another deadline approaches

I’ve done it again.  I have once again given myself the impossible task of finishing a cross stitch by a set date that I have absolutely not chance of achieving hahahaha ~goes and sits in the corner and thumps head against wall~

Why why why do I do this to myself?  As if my job, kids and all the other things I have going on aren’t stressful enough, why do I set myself up with further angst and sleepless nights?

Don’t panic, I am not expecting and answer to that one as I am fairly confident that there isn’t one and that I will obviously do this to myself again at some stage in the future lol 😀  Lets just put it down to my ability to thrive on a deadline and leave it at that.

So I have set myself the impossible task of completing Tash & Kids by mid March.  This means that I have to stitch 500 stitches a day from here on if I wish to have any chance of achieving this goal.  As this is a confetti rich pattern the chances are slim to none but I am going to give it everything and hope for the best.  Might even take a couple of days off work to try and help with this goal.

Last weeks progress was only 1110 stitches so that was not a great start but as I only figured out the 500 a day thing on Sunday I will let that slide.

This weeks goal is definitely a page finish and at least 3000 stitches by Sunday. We can but try 🙂

During the week I had a day where for some reason my eyes were not behaving properly and I couldn’t see to stitch properly.  I did a lot of driving that day so wonder if it was maybe a bit of sun strike or something off the road.  I didn’t want to sit and do nothing so I picked up the floor rug that I am doing 🙂 Made some good progress on her too 🙂

I am actually really enjoying this and might just get the fox kit that they have after Tash & Kids and this one are done and do it up for Kayla for Christmas.

See there I go again, adding craft stress too my life hahahaha ~back in the corner going dribbly~






Cross Stitcher, knitter, home cook, HVAC specialist, avid movie and TV watcher, reader and mum. I work full time and I'm not very good at sitting still so I love to try all sorts of crafting things from scrap-booking to ceramic work, but mostly I stitch. Heaven & Earth designs would be my favourite. I have had some major health scares in the past few years that I would not of expected to experience for at least another 20 odd years (born in 1971 so am currently only 45). Due to this I have a bucket list and its full of things right from books I must read to adventures I must achieve before I croak. I am always at the gym making myself stronger and healthier to fight my challenges and achieve my goals. Before the challenges I thought there would always be enough time and was just drifting along. You know how it is. Work, chores, kids, sleep, get up tomorrow and start again. I didn't really have any clear goals. I knew I wanted to travel but that was pretty much it. I was gaining weight steadily and didn't do anything much outside of the house and work. Since the challenges I have managed to get almost front row for both the Eagles and Elton John (expensive but you can't take it with you right), have had a day tour Kayaking around a lake and hiked the Tongariro Crossing. None of these would I even have considered 3 years ago. This is only the beginning :D Life is a gift and its what you make of it. You want it then you best be prepared to go get it :D

2 thoughts on “Another deadline approaches

    1. I’m not resenting it but I stopped enjoying it a while back. Sometimes projects just go like that. I have a couple in the wings that I am super excited about so that’s not helping 🙂 Nearly finished it 🙂

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