Instead of switching projects, I kept going. By the time I put it down I had such a nasty headache I was quite nauseous, and then I still had the drive home, not a good arrangement at all. After that, every time I went to pick it up, I found I just didn't want to work on it. I'd think about working on it off and on over the years, but never got myself to actually do it, I'd always switch to another project. Last year, I set working on this as one of my goals. While I didn't actually stitch on it, I did at least get it off the old heavy scroll bars it was on and put onto some smaller lighter Q snaps (which I much prefer working with and I didn't know about back when I started Mice).
Three weeks ago I decided I'd make myself do at least a few stitches, and I gave it about an hour. Since then, while I've not given it a lot of time, I have worked on it a bit more. I still find I have to push myself to pick it up, but once I start working on it I enjoy it. Hopefully after a while I won't have to push so much to pick it up and work on it. So, here's where I am now (the coloring here is actually pretty close to what it looks like)
and here's where it was when I left it over 10 years ago (this is much more orange/red than it really is).
Not a lot of headway, but I think it can now qualify as a WIP again rather than a very old UFO. My goal is to give it at least a half hour to an hour each week.
In addition to Mice, I finished up the multicolor cat mat I was working on.
While you probably won't see a lot of Mice, as I don't imagine it will progress quickly, please give me a poke now and then if you don't see it at all. I'd really like to get it done, as the little guys are so cute. Here's what it will look like finished.