I love it when check-in days fall on my compressed day, as I can actually be on time. Compressed day you ask? In a two week period I work 6 9-hour days, one 8-hour day and have one day off. Lots of folks work 4 10-hour days and have two days off. While that would be nice, with my commute (2-1/2 hours each way) I can't figure out where to add another hour into the day and not end up sick from exhaustion. (and because I couldn't get my pictures to come up, I couldn't add it to the post yesterday, so I'm a day later but didn't want to rewrite this).
Let's see the question of the month answer. The first piece I ever cross stitched was when I was 5 or 6, so 48 or so years ago. It was a stamped tea towel set for my Grandmother. There was a rooster on one and a hen with chicks on the other. My first ever counted cross stitch piece was a Santa and it was done in 1982 or 1983. I'm not sure what happened to him. I am definitely not the same as I was then - I had and raised a son, cared for one husband during his battle with cancer, remarried after being a widow for 7 years, moved and changed jobs numerous times. Every happening changed the path I was on and changed me. Stitching wise I am. Not that I like the same things, but I am still very detail oriented and can spend hours lost in the colors.
I have almost finished half of page one of Shakespearean Fantasy. The pages on row one are mostly black so very boring (see color statement above). I have been listening to audio books while stitching them and it helps the time pass quickly.
Here's where I was when I put it away: