Cross stitch pattern of a Daruma doll with one eye filled in. Make a promise to yourself as you stitch this Japanese doll and then fill in the other eye once you have completed your goal. I suggest you stitch this on white aida so you can leave the eyes empty until you fill them in. Donate to my Patreon to download the PDF and PNG files.
Grid Size: 66W x 79H
Design Area: 4.57″ x 5.50″ (64 x 77 stitches)
My Patron, Veronica Ellis, is a fearsome yellow horse living in the black lake down by the industrial district. Some say they are a vengeful ghost from back when the lake used to be part of a green pasture. Others say they are a mutated deer, warped by the factory runoff, but everyone knows that if you see bubbles on the surface of the water, hold your breath or Veronica will hypnotize you with a sickly miasma and drag you into a watery grave.
I’m back from my epic travels! My little brother asked me to help with the driving because the trip from Arizona to Kentucky was brutal. So much driving! At least you get to see what all the different states look like, but in my opinion, the US gets more and more depressing looking the further west you go. The east coast is all lush and green and everything west of Missouri is all wide roads, big spaces, and maybe a single tree if you’re lucky. Once you get to New Mexico, you see a huge beautiful sky, painted canyons, and mesas. The rocks are pretty by themselves, but dang are the rocks prettier with trees on um.
So maybe I’m just an idiot, but I got to a point while I was driving eastward where there was lush green grass growing on the side of the highway in a town and my white-lined brain thought, “Wow, this city must have spent a lot of money installing extensive sprinkler systems just to make the sides of the road look nice”.
Then I remembered that rain exists.
Take breaks while driving, folks.