It wasn't until I was sitting bored in my flat during curfews this past fall that I got the itch to get it done. I had exhausted the movies and the books and the games. I needed to do something with my hands and cross-stitch came to mind. If was, unfortunately, still sitting in the closet in the US, though. At christmas, I finally remembered about it and packed it in my bag. Again, it sat for a couple weeks, but once I started, I realized I had been right for a long time. I was SO CLOSE to finishing it. A couple nights with needle in hand and it was done!
My original plan for the project is no longer the plan. I don't know what I'll do with it. (Cross-stitched items aren't exactly "in style.") But, it's nice to see something accomplished.
Even if it took 12.5 years to complete.