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Sunday, May 31, 2009

A glutton for punishment

Ok, so I haven't quite finished my last online class (Floral Rondel), and I have heaven knows how many projects started and many, many more in my stash, never mind a 4-month old to raise, but I've done it again.

I signed up for another online class. And this one isn't a small piece. It's huge. Really huge. And complicated. It's the Hannah Thornbush sampler from Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, reproduced by The Essamplaire.

The materials arrived a few days ago and I've just printed the first lesson. I'll post a picture of all of the yummy silks in the next few days. I can't wait to start!

When will I ever learn?

11 comments:

Joanie R. said...

Oh my!!!! You are ambitious! But, it will be beautiful!

Joanie R.

Edy said...

OH MY GOODNESS! That is gorgeous.

How is Erin doing?

NCPat said...

It is lovely, and you are right, it is a very large piece!

Cheryl said...

It looks like we belong to the same club. I just bought a lovely counted thread piece of similar scope that I fell in love with. This piece is magnificent...what an accomplishment it will be to finish this!

Carin said...

OMG ! I thought I was crazy to buy 12 Jean Hilton patterns and the thread to go with them! This is absolutely Gorgeous! I will watch your progress with envy and admiration.

Elmsley Rose said...

oh wow. It will be so gorgeous!!

Front Range Stitcher said...

I'm sharing in your excitement and enthusiasm. When will you plunge the first needle? The last? I know I'm thinking way ahead, just anticipating this beautiful project.

Yoyo said...

My goodness what a beautiful piece. That is not just ambitious it's courageous! I will follow this project with great enthusiasim.

Oh, by the way just popped in to say...Welcome to the Totally Useless SAL. It looks like you are going to have lots of totally useless bits for your container.

Yoyo said...

Oooops, sorry I forgot to ask, would you mind either posting to my blog or sending me an e-mail with a little closer geographic location than "Western" New York for our Totally Useless List. I'm sort of trying to map our members. thanks, Yoyo

Susan said...

I'm betting you'll have this done in no time (OK, maybe by the time Erin gets to kindergarten!) It is a lovely piece and I'll look forward to seeing your progress.

Elmsley Rose said...

I've been back to this post, and onto the MFA several times now.

I've just developed a cold and really really should be in bed, but instead looking at Essamplaire (sp?)

There's something in me - I wanna do the Thornbush sampler too. The most complicated, longest (literally) one there!! But I really love it.
I like http://www.theessamplaire.com/browse.php/detail/263
as well.
I don't even want to think about the cost in Australian $.