Project Complete

It always gives me a great sense of accomplishment to actually completely finish a project – especially a project meant for somebody else.

I finished cross-stitching a picture onto a sweatshirt yesterday.

Three guesses who the sweatshirt was for, and the first two don’t count.

Tad had seen me working on this, so it wasn’t meant to be a surprise.  But when he walked in the door yesterday from school, and I said to him, “I have a surprise for you,” and showed him the finished sweatshirt, his jaw dropped.  He was thrilled with it.

Not that you could tell by his forced grin for the camera.

I had found this particular pattern for free online, and was pretty pleased with it – mostly because all the other patterns I’d found made the shark look very cartoony.  I did modify the pattern a little, but overall, I like how it turned out.  If Tad could automatically tell that it was a shark, then I’m happy.  He’s very particular about his sharks.

And I’m keeping the pattern.  I have a feeling it may come in handy again someday.

3 Responses to “Project Complete”

  1. Oddball
    January 19th, 2011 06:46

    Wait, that’s a Shark! Wow I was way off.

  2. Nana
    January 19th, 2011 08:48

    Beautiful job, Mom!

  3. Captain
    January 19th, 2011 09:51

    He looks just like [Webmaster] in that picture