I thought it would be a fast and easy stitch (and it would have been), but it's on aida,which I don't like stitching on, and I found the lack of extra width in the fabric rather annoying. I actually put it away for several years with a needle still in it, and the needle rusted (!). It's in an unstitched area in the design that actually shows, so when I saw that, I got annoyed with it and put it away for a while longer. In the finished piece, you can see the faint spots above the trees on the left.
Finally, a few years ago, I got disgusted with myself for not finishing it (even though this is admittedly not quite my style any more) and went ahead and knocked it out. So it's finished and sitting in an album. I can still clearly see the two rust spots, and I've heard that I can use a couple of cleaners safely on cross stitch (this is all DMC and aida, so not something I'm terribly worried about), so it's just a matter of actually doing it if I ever want to finish or frame this piece.
Water Dragon by Janlynn:
|Started in 1996 or 1997, Finished March 19, 2011|
And here's a fun little progression album:
|Water Dragon by Janlynn|