The seventh embroidered towel for the year is in progress:
and now that I have THREE completed "12s," I'm starting to feel like this might really be doable. Of course, it feels very weird to have my cross-stitch goal achieved before the machine embroidery one--but then again, it feels weird to even have a cross-stitch goal. Normally, I think my goals would generally involve staying AWAY from such a slow hobby. It's not that there's anything wrong with cross-stitch, it just doesn't really work as a hobby for me because I'm always thinking of the next project, which is hard enough with knitting as this sort of foolishly-forward thinking has generated a 10-year stash of knitting. As the cross-stitch is going to take AT LEAST 10 more years to finish--and probably much longer--my desire to look at the next cross-stitch project would simply do me in. One more of these babies and I'll have a lifetime supply of them. I probably do already, to be honest, so what could I think about to do next? I'd probably implode.