Now, I know that after I finish Petal Fairy, my next start should be Chatelaine's Hummingbird Sparkly Garden that I'm stitching for my mom. I'm on a deadline with that, after all, since I'd like to take it home with me when I visit next year.
All that amounted to nothing, however, cos I've been thinking about Mermaid of Atlantis. That sexy look on her face and the tilt of her head call to me, the lush greens of her tail set my heart a-quiver, the flow of her hair and the glitter of the jewels play havoc with my senses... and as much as I try to ignore her, and she won't SHUT UP!! I've always had a way out, though... that ugly fish in the top corner has always kept the temptation at bay. LOL!
Lately, she's been a hot topic of discussion between Vanessa, Heidi and I, and I could feel myself wavering again. "Maybe I won't stitch the fish." Nope... the corner will look too empty. "Maybe I'll replace him with something else." Nope... too much work. And Vanessa went as far as to take a close up of her piece so I could see that the fish "is not bad." Nope, "still ugly," I told her. HAHAHA!!!
The straw that broke the camel's back, if you will, came when I talked to hubby about it. I was in parts hoping that he'd go "yuck!" which would mean I'd put her off for awhile longer, or say "it's not bad" which means I'm in!! True to form, he gave me both. ROFL!!! Then, he followed with "if we change the color of the fish's eye so it doesn't look so comical, it'll be fine." Shhh.... listen!! Hear that big ol' splash? That's me.... SUNK!!!
Then... I get this email from Vanessa:
Ok Joyce..... since you're thinking about stitching Mermaid of Atlantis soon, here's a challenge for you. I stitched her twice. Once for myself and once for a shop model for Peppermint Stitches. PS always liked for me to keep track of how long it took to finish. So...... Can you beat a MoA finish in 55 hours???? =)
I won't repeat my answer to her... and damn, if that girl is not relentless. Of course, it hasn't helped that Heidi has pulled out the chicken icon. ;) That was 3 days ago... today I'm doing this post. Does that tell you something? That perhaps I'm INSANE to be considering this? I am only supposed to count stitching time though. Bathroom breaks and flipping channels don't count. I'm 99% there, although Vanessa's been waiting for more than 24 hours for this post.
So what do you guys think? Should I accept?