With sore fingertips, an achy neck, and about 13 movies later....I am so happy to announce that I finished Victoria's stocking early this morning around 1:30 am! I watched...well mostly listened to the entire series of Harry Potter. I finally know the story now. I think I had about three movies all wrapped into one before. I have that straighted out now.
Somehow it has become a family tradition that the kids received their cross-stitched stocking on the Christmas around their 8th birthday. It just worked out that way. Victoria turned 8 and has felt like her stocking wasn't going to be completed by Christmas Eve. I promised her that it would be hung in time for Santa to come and fill it with goodies. Though this past weekend I felt like just clothes pinning it to the shelf. You should have seen Victoria's face when I said that one! It feels good to keep a promise. It feels good to be finally done! I often wonder if I will ever attempt to cross stitch another item.
Hmm.....I might put that in with not ever teaching someone to read or potty training another child.