By the time Christmas gets here, Chad will be 31 years old. This is the point in this blog post where a smarter person would say . .nahh . . this isn’t something I should blog about. Said smarter person would close the computer, pick up the tattered, once white but now yellowed with time, bag and toss the whole thing in the trash . . but not this blogger.
When Chad was an infant, it was so important to me that he have a special, handmade stocking. I bought . . I don’t even know what I bought . . is this needlepoint? It isn’t cross-stitch. I have no idea what I bought but what I do know is that in 30 years, this bag has been moved to 15 different house and has never had much work done on it.
Surely I haven’t done one hour’s worth of work on this thing.
I’m assuming it’s wool. I didn’t take it out to look but it looks like it says “moth proofed”. It says “needlepoint yarn” so . . maybe this is needlepoint.
It even has the label stapled to the canvas or whatever you call that background stuff. Wonder if “Designing Women” from El Dorado, AR are still around? I did Google the name and it looks like there may be an interior design business by the same name there but I don’t know if they’re the same people. Doubtful .. that was a very long time ago. Even the shop where I bought the canvas and yarn in Lake Charles has long been closed.
I even have instructions! There’s a check by Continental Stitch and I’ve written “design” by that. Maybe that’s what I was doing. Who knows?
I don’t have a lot of interest in finishing this thing but I cannot bring myself to throw it away. Chad was a baby! I bought it for him. I should finish it . . or should I?
I will pack it away in another bag. Maybe I’ll put a note in there as to when and why I bought and started it so at least when I’m gone and Chad finds it, he’ll know I had good intentions.
This is why cleaning and going through piles is so scary for me! 🙂