When I pick a new project from my ever growing pile of TODO's, I have a heart to heart discussion with the dog (Cali). Ask a few questions - Does this meet any of our current goals? How long do you think this will take? Do you remember what was going through your mind when you moved this from the Someday Pile to the TODO Pile? Was a specific reason why this chart was purchased to begin with? Do we have the required threads, or will we have to substitute?
All the answers we came up with made great sense and I began with high hopes and great expectations.
Here he is finished - A Cardinal with a Candy Cane - just need to get the beads for his eyes.
HOWEVER!!!!!. I can't tell you how difficult this was for me to finish. There was a lot of Ripping out and Restitching. The fabric bothered me - it really is a pine green - but somehow I could never get the count right and was constantly off one line. That was the easy part --- But the Snowflakes were a mess. These 12 Snowflakes took me THREE HOURS. And I think the one at the top right is a little off, and to that I say, Oh Well. I am so NOT a Perfectionist. And he is a 2016 Christmas Finish, a Small Finish, with a huge introduction.