It's all about perspective.
If you've read my blog over the past half year or more,
I've been holding down my lazy-girl chair a lot,
I've also been doing some red-work embroidery stitching
on The Gardener's Alphabet quilt blocks.
The Gardener's Alphabet is a Crabapple Hill pattern that I just love.
(: I love so many of Meg's Crabapple Hill patterns that I'll never finish all of them that I'd like to do, but I may start them!... more on that later :)
I've had the last half of the alphabet traced and crayon-tinted for a long time
(Yes, I started at the end of the alphabet, not the beginning).
I can't believe it, but three years I've had this one going!!
I even went back and checked the time-period, 'cause I couldn't believe it's been that long!
Now I have the letters M/n and P blocks stitched!
I'm so excited!
The letter O- Ox eyed daisy is in my embroidery hoop now,
and the next letter I have readied is Q- Queen Anne's lace,
so a lot of french knots coming, I know.
But that means that it's been three years and I
have the quilt half stitched!
That also means that I only have 3 more years working on this one!! :)
I don't have any blocks pressed yet as they are just going back into a work basket and will re-wrinkle during the next three years while I continue stitching the remaining blocks. The close-up photos look better than the far shots (which show the wrinkling more than the stitching).
And finally, here's the 'more on that later':
It's not a UnFinished Object!
It's a six year plan of attack!
So, plenty of time to start more of the CAH quilts that I love!!! lol
I've heard confirmation from other quilters,
who've said that a six-year,
hand-stitching embroidery project is a good plan,
not unheard of at all.
What are your slow stitching, six-year quilt plans? :)
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