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Julie T
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1:29 am Jul 21, 2008

I have one and a half pages to go!!! And now I am going to try and make this link work. I updated the photo dealie with a picture of how far I am, as of today. I have the fabric and the stretcher bars all ready for the next one in line. This afternoon I made sure I had all the threads. It is SQ's Great Wave, so I should be able to post photos of the progress here.
http://i309.photobucket.com/albums/kk373/urthalun/narcissus/DSC00007.jpg
fenny
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5:23 am Jul 21, 2008

Julie, the link works !
The picture is simply beautiful Very Happy . And you're almost there! How long did you work at it?
Next project is ready too, you go girl, great!
Happy Stitching
sverzino
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9:05 am Jul 21, 2008

Agreed; it's turning out wonderfully! Ending is so much fun....all the pride & sense of accomplishment! Stitching
rifestitch
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11:13 am Jul 21, 2008

WOW!! That is an amazing amount of work, and such a wonderful accomplishment!! I smell a finish coming!! Well done, you - and we'll cheer you on to the finish line, and be anxious to see your start on Wave!!
Julie T
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12:55 am Jul 22, 2008

Thank you all! What a team we are! I haven't done the math lately as far as hours in, but I started it in mid August last year. I had many delays (one being that my sister died, so that kinda made everything difficult). I think the total for commision jobs in there was something like 12 (but then 7 were those fussy little kits from last month). I have to help a friend in her quilt shop for the entire month of August this year, if I am not done by then that last page could really drag on. Let's hope not. I will keep you posted!
fenny
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4:18 am Jul 22, 2008

Julie, that's fantastic, soooo quick Very Happy
You really had a difficult time!
But we also know, stitching for you is not easy, as you once told us, the symbols, the counting and recounting, you're an amazing stitcher, you really enjoy stitching.
Happy Stitching
rifestitch
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3:11 pm Jul 23, 2008

You are welcome to whip out a page or two on Lady & Unicorn any day!!! If you've done all this in a year, with all you've had going on, well, my hat's off to you!! If I hadn't finished that big TW, I'd feel like a real slacker Shocked
Julie T
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2:10 am Jul 24, 2008

You guys are so good for my mental well-being! Yes, our chosen craft is quite the challenge for my confused little brain Fen. Maybe that's why I always feel so (ridiculously) excited when I finish something. I do stitch fast, but in the past month or two my life hasn't been too overly complicated (unlike the handful of months previous). You know Rife, I HAVE done jobs that were someone else's project, already started and I just took up where they left off, then finished the stitching and gave it back. But I don't think "slacker" is anywhere NEAR what you (or anyone else here) comes close to. When you guys talk about a rotation of projects I feel a bit unproductive because I only do one at a time. So see, it's all in the perspective.
I did some math tonight before I sat down here (also a great challenge for me, in and of it self), and it says (I checked it four times, so I know this is correct) that I have a smidge over 1,016 hours in on this. I am averaging about 11 to 16 days per page. But like I said, this summer has kind of kicked it into gear, more like 9 days per page for the last 3 or so.
Back to the stitching chair for now though. I am about a day or two from being done with this second to last page! I must go stitch!
rifestitch
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12:56 pm Jul 24, 2008

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Originally posted by Julie T
When you guys talk about a rotation of projects I feel a bit unproductive because I only do one at a time. So see, it's all in the perspective.



But see, if I only worked on one piece, especially one of these ginormous ones, then I would be a true slacker, because when I got bored, I'd put it down and do no stitching. But I'm too big of a junkie now - I have to stitch on something every day, or I can't function. Can't sleep if I don't read at least a page, either Smile So that was my main motivation behind starting a rotation, coupled with the fact that I want to start everything I see NOW!!!! If you can stick with one thing and not be tempted to take a break - which could be stretched out a pretty good ways - then you are far ahead of me!!!
Julie T
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2:54 am Jul 25, 2008

LOL! Too funny.
But I am the same way though Rife. If I don't spend time stitching (and also reading) everyday I feel like I will explode. And I don't know that I am NOT tempted to have more than one project going at once, I do actually. I have a needlepoint take-along one in a to-go bag, always at the ready, should I, ya know, ever go anywhere. I have a hand quilting piece on a huge quiliting hoop that is also in a to-go bag (I take that when we go visit my mother, about every two weeks). And I ALWAYS have something started and half finished in my sewing room; jackets, tote bags, wall hangings, mini- and other- quilts of many types. But where I sit to do my cross stitch there is only so much space, so I have to limit myself (in this craft, which is my all time favorite) to one at a time.
Still going with the "you are NOT a slacker" line. Wink
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