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Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Dilemna

DILEMNA: (definition) A dilemma (Greek: δί-λημμα "double proposition") is a problem offering two possibilities, neither of which is practically acceptable.

I was showing my Mum some pics of Julie's 'Portrait of Christ' project, because she's very religious and loves things like that. She liked the pictures, and then sighed a bit and said, 'It's been awhile since you've made me something religious', which is true. I stitched her The Lord's Prayer back in 2004 (I think).

So I actually had the same pattern that Julie's working with, in kit form, so I went and found it. I also, for the heck of it, pulled out every other kit I had with a picture of Jesus on it and took them all to Mum's house. I laid them out on her counter and said, 'Pick one, and I'll see if I can't get it done for your and Da's anniversary.' That's December 31st, and it's their 40th. So, it needs something special.

These were her choices:

She surprised me by picking up Psalm 23, and said 'I like this one, but your Da will like this one' and she picked up O, Jerusalem. (Those happen to be the two biggest kits. One is 16x20 and the other is 14x19.)


She told me to pick, and trotted off to change clothes because she was going somewhere. Meanwhile, my Da came home and asked what the kits were. I said I was trying to decide which to stitch for them, and did he have a preference? He looked at all of them, picked up O, Jerusalem, and said, 'I like this one, but your Mum will like that one'.

And pointed to Psalm 23.

I think they have been married tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo long!

I told them so, and showed them each other's choices, which they thought was hilarious.

So here's my dilemna - which one? Or - both?

Either way, I've given myself a rule this year - two finishes before one new start. So it will be at least the end of this month before one is started. I've been working like mad on Fred all day today, and I'll have an update of him tomorrow, because if I really focus, he could be done this month. But which (or both) would you guys choose?


  1. Hmm, that's a tough one, Tama. If it was me? I'd stitch them both. It's the middle of Feb, and it's a long way till December, so I think you can do it. I know I'll be cheering you on for sure!! :D

    GO GO GO on Fred!! You can do it!!!!

    Don't tell your parents which one you picked though. Imagine their surprise when they get them both, and with how they picked each other's favorites, it'll be another sweet memory that will be attached to these pieces. :D

  2. That's a difficult choice! On O, Jerusalem, the detail is really pretty, and it would never get boring to make, but Psalm 23 is really cute and charming. I think that for me, cuteness would win out and I'd go with Psalm 23, but both are great. Good luck on Fred, too!

  3. Hi Tama. All the kits you have are great. If it was me, I would start with Psalm 23. It looks to be the quicker stitch of the two. When you get it done. Start the other one. Just don't tell your parents which one your doing. Hopefully, you'll be able to get them both done.


  4. Hi

    Just found your blog.

    All the kits are lovely.

    Good luck with your decision.