I started out the Thing-a-Day month doing little drawings. I could have just sketched stuff, but several crumpled up sheets of paper went by as I threw away many attempts. So I did some little cartoon like drawings, which were sort of ok. The one I liked the best myself was this one.
I called it the Sartorial Bunny.
But then I got rather dissatisfied with the scribbiliness of the drawings. It turns out that I am much happier when I can work for some time on something until it's done to my satisfaction. On the other hand, I get so obsessive about details that I often can't finish things.
So, I decided to finish two projects that had been lying around for years, neglected. Both are needle books, with rather small and detailed cross stitch.
This one is about the size of my palm. The motif is a Scottish thistle. It's from a kit by Textile Heritage, an Edinburgh company. I bought the kit originally back in 2000, in Edinburgh at Jensens department store. And it's finally done.
The other one - I don't even remember when or where I got it. It was lying in a plastic case where I have a lot of beads and things stored, almost finished. So now it's finished. It's about half the size of the thistle needlebook.
Finishing even such tiny projects is quite satisfying in its way. I wish I had the means to just do this kind of thing all day, instead of you know, work and such things.
The rest of my Thing-a-Days, which weren't quite Thing-a-Day, are in this photoset.