This is my second project using a quote from Terry Pratchett's Discworld books, and the pattern is now for sale in my Etsy shop. This line is one I find particularly true and funny, and it comes from the book The Last Continent.
I was about to say "one of my favorite Discworld books" but I love them all SO much that I can't even really choose a favorite from the various recurring character books. Anyway, I created that border pattern myself and it's not as annoying to stitch as it may look. You just have to do things in an efficient order.
Now I'm working on a pattern of a round of the TV show Mock the Week. The prompt was "Unlikely Classified Ads" and so I'm doing a newspaper sheet layout of my favorites. It is one of the most frustrating things I've EVER worked on though. Laying out newspaper pages in a pleasing and symmetrical manner is a bitch!
My OCD tendencies decided that I must own every single color of DMC thread, so yesterday I spent FOUR HOURS winding newly-purchased thread onto bobbins and organizing my thread. At first I started putting them in numerical order, but since I don't stitch many patterns made by other people I realized that would just make picking colors for my own patterns more difficult.
I can literally spend hours arranging the thread by color, trying to get it perfectly ordered within each shade and hue. This is an impossible task, but I fiddle with it every time I start a new project. I'm buying the thread a bit at a time (the cost does add up quite rapidly!), so this drama will stretch on for a while.