I had started this dolphin cross stitch picture for our daughter Hannah when she was about 9. I never seemed to finish it......always putting it aside to do something else........and although I hadn't forgotten it..........I just never seem to get motivated to finish it.
The reason I had started this for her was because we had taken our children.....all small at that time..........to San Antonio Sea World on a family trip. She fell in love with the dolphins and the killer whales so much that she wanted to become a trainer someday.
She was even able to talk to one of the whale trainers while we were there and the trainer told her that in order to be a trainer she would have to be able to go underwater with the whales/dolphins, and to be able to come back up after holding her breath and to be able to talk to the audience.
When we got home, she spent that summer diving into our pool and staying under water and coming up.....and practiced speaking to her make believe audience. We would clap for her.
Her journey in life took her to far away places......and away from whale training dreams and she chose a different path.
Now , I just finished the last stitch... last night..............and she just turned 30........I plan to give this for her Christmas this year.
While she was home, visiting us last year, she gave me a photo of herself.........in a pool with a dolphin that she had the chance to go swimming with while she was in Dubai.
So she still loves dolphins very much.
She remembers seeing the cross stitch picture......but does not know that I have started back to work on it for her.
I have not yet framed it........will wait to see what kind of frame she might like.
But......I am so happy to get such and old UFO (un-finished object) finished!
so tell me............I know we all have those UFO'S stashed away somewhere........