It took me a while to figure it out. I'm stubborn this way. But it finally dawned on me - why every time I pick up a cross stitch project I put it down again rather quickly. My hands hurt. See, I have fibromyalgia, and I've been having an increasingly bad time with it lately. I've actually taken this week off of work to try to get it under control, because going to work every day has become somewhat unmanageable. I'm starting a new medication...
Anyway. Maybe at some point I'll be able to pick this project up again. For now, though, I'm sad to say that it's on indefinite hold.
I've finally started a blog about the fibro stuff, if you're interested in that kind of thing:
The Plague Project.