Do you ever get to a point working on a project that you've had for so long, you start to wonder what possessed you to start it in the first place?
Yep. And that's not only for stitching projects either!
The sampler I bought a few moons ago, "Hollandsche Schone" or "Dutch Beauty" is just such a project. What was I thinking? I had no idea what I was doing, didn't really know the proper way to stitch, have since changed the direction in which I cross my stitches, the question remains if it will ever be completed.
I consider myself a newcomer in world of cross stitch, so there's lots of things to learn, but as far as other crafts are concerned such as knitting there have been many projects - some still up in the attic and official UFO's - of which I really asked myself "why?" Hubris? Hope?
Often the beauty and quality of the materials got me through a project, but sometimes, even that wasn't enough.
My take on it? Ach, it happens. A lesson learned. Some projects did get finished when I had more experience and tech know-how, or help from someone more knowledgeable, others, had a less happier ending. It's all part of the process.