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"Stitching into the Next Century: My Quest to Conquer the Cross Stitch Mountain!"

Hello, fellow stitchers!

Have you ever taken a moment to look at your stash of cross stitch patterns and thought, "If I start now, I might just finish these by my 104th birthday"? Well, welcome to my world! My collection of patterns has grown so large that I've started to calculate my life expectancy based on the number of stitches left to do.

Let's do the math, shall we? If I average one pattern a week (which, let's be honest, is ambitious given my track record), and I have, ahem, a "few" hundred patterns waiting in the wings, I'll be stitching well into my centenarian years. At this rate, I'll be the hippest resident at the retirement home, regaling the youngsters with tales of how patterns used to come on paper instead of being directly beamed into our brains.

So, the million-dollar question: Should I really buy more patterns? Logic says no, but my heart (and the irresistible lure of a new design) says, "Why not? Live a little!" Besides, who knows what advancements in stitching speed the future holds? Maybe by the time I'm 90, we'll have self-stitching needles (a stitcher can dream, right?).

In all seriousness, though, my ever-growing collection of patterns brings me joy. Each one represents a potential masterpiece, a story yet to be told in stitches. So, while I may need to live to 104 to finish them all, I say bring it on! After all, a stitcher's work is never done, and that's just the way we like it.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go browse some new patterns. You know, just in case I finish the others early!


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