*enter clever title here*

I wanted to come up with some clever title for this latest project I finished, but my mind is not quick with the wit today. Alas.

Anyway, I come with pictures (and a mild story of woe) from my latest project. It wasn’t the cross-stitch of doom, but it wasn’t necessarily my easiest project either, mostly because I have an inability to do math.

So, last month, my buddy contacted me about doing a commission piece from him based on this:

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Easy, right?

Well, it theory, it was. I opened the pic with my program and messed with the coloring, etc. After that was all said and done, I needed to figure out the dimensions so I would calculate how long it would take for me to finish it. So, I averaged the area that Ken took up — 30 x 100. (I’d have to double it to include Ryu, piece of cake.) So, I multiplied it in my mind — 30 x 100, well, that equals 300.

(Now at this point, any 3rd grader could tell you where I went horribly wrong.)

Let’s just say what I thought would take 5-7 hours ended up taking over 30.

So, over the course of a week and a half, this cross-stitch became a part of me.

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We watched Tangled together.

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And Night at the Museum.

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And Captain America.

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Twice.

Still, I couldn’t figure out where I had gone wrong if calculating my time. I blamed it on being tired, sick, the cycle of the moon — anything.

Vacation came and so did my newfound BFF.

It was my traffic buddy…

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helped keep seagulls away…

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and watched as children played.

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Finally, after dedicating six times the amount of time I thought I would, the end was near. And as I was finishing Ken’s foot, it hit me.

30 x 100 doesn’t equal 300. It equals 3,000.

Oh.

Yeah.

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But in the end, everything turned out rather well and now I’m turning my attention back to Hyrule.

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And the next time someone asks for a commission piece, I’m pulling out the calculator.

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