Laridian (laridian) wrote,

"Grandchildren" cross stitch update

I haven't posted about this in a while, but there's the "Grandchildren" cross stitch that a relative of mine did originally, back in the early 1980s, and ever since college (when I got into cross stitch) I've been tasked with adding the great-grandchildren to the thing, for Gram. There were originally 14 empty spaces for adding names.

(It looks something like this, except Gram's has the birthdates added:

This week I finished adding the two newest great-grandchildren to it, bringing it to, I think, 20. I had to keep adding borders and spaces. I did not take a picture when it was done.

I don't enjoy cross stitch much these days. I did it for ages, so I'm not surprised that eventually I burned out. A big part of that was because my eyes just can't see the smaller details any more. The reason I added the two new names this week was because my aunt asked me to, as the person who's worked on it since college. But it was hard going this time, having to use reading glasses or no glasses or lenses at all, and it was definitely not my best work.

I hope there aren't any more great-grands for a while, I don't know that I can do another one. Also, there isn't much room left. I figure, when Gram passes on (which could happen soon), it's done; no more will be added.
Tags: xstitch

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