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Judy K`
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9:25 am Jul 05, 2004

I received my first pattern last week and am looking forward to starting. When I ordered it, I wasn't paying attention to the dimensions and was quite surprised when I saw how big it is. I ordered the Announciation and it is 22 X 36. I imagine some of the others are even bigger. This will be a long-term project to say the least. How long does it take some of you others out there to do a piece of this size?? Very Happy
christine
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2:35 pm Jul 07, 2004

Smile That is so hard to say. Sometimes if it is the only project you are working on, you may finish it quickly. How many hours a day are you stitching? I have had large projects done in a month, and other times much longer since I put it aside for one reason or other. It probably has a lot of colors which may make it seem longer. Take your time, it is easy to make mistakes in a large project with all the colors, etc. Enjoy stitching it and it will be done in a flash??!! Well you know what I mean. chris
Judy K`
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8:49 am Jul 08, 2004

I currently am stitching about 4-5 hours a day. I can't imagine finishing this in a month!! But I agree to tak emy time. I often switch off on stuff when one seems to get to intense. Contrdicts the idea of leisure then.
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Smile That is so hard to say. Sometimes if it is the only project you are working on, you may finish it quickly. How many hours a day are you stitching? I have had large projects done in a month, and other times much longer since I put it aside for one reason or other. It probably has a lot of colors which may make it seem longer. Take your time, it is easy to make mistakes in a large project with all the colors, etc. Enjoy stitching it and it will be done in a flash??!! Well you know what I mean. chris
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christine
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9:19 am Jul 08, 2004

Sorry, didn't mean to put pressure on. We all stitch at a different pace, and if you are a new stitcher it may seen daunting. I have a couple of larger projects that I started about a year ago and then got sidetracked and stitched some small projects. You should enjoy stitching and if you get discouraged put it aside for a while. Avid stitchers can't wait to start something new and have a history of having ufo's hanging around. I know I do. Do it at your own pace, and five hours is a lot of stitching. chris
cindyz
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9:59 am Jul 08, 2004

You are so right. I love to start a new project. Pulling threads, getting everything organized. I am going to count how many ufos I have. I would be in heaven if I could stitch 5 hours a day.

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Sorry, didn't mean to put pressure on. We all stitch at a different pace, and if you are a new stitcher it may seen daunting. I have a couple of larger projects that I started about a year ago and then got sidetracked and stitched some small projects. You should enjoy stitching and if you get discouraged put it aside for a while. Avid stitchers can't wait to start something new and have a history of having ufo's hanging around. I know I do. Do it at your own pace, and five hours is a lot of stitching. chris
hez
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7:05 pm Jul 08, 2004

I understand what you mean about the large size of the pattern. I had to go out and get longer scroll bars! I started "The Sense of Light" about a two weeks ago and I am astounded at the results so far. I have never seen such detail in a pattern before. The large size was a little daunting at first but now that I can see the results, all I want to do is stitch. I saw that someone else just recently got the same pattern. I'm looking forward to hearing progress reports from you!
BarBaraPrz
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2:40 pm Jul 10, 2004

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I understand what you mean about the large size of the pattern. I had to go out and get longer scroll bars! I started "The Sense of Light" about a two weeks ago and I am astounded at the results so far. I have never seen such detail in a pattern before. The large size was a little daunting at first but now that I can see the results, all I want to do is stitch. I saw that someone else just recently got the same pattern. I'm looking forward to hearing progress reports from you!


That'd be me, but I haven't even started starting to start it, if you know what I mean Laughing I won it in the posting contest, so got it as a PDF file, not the full package. I had to get my sister to print it out at her work (they have a super duper printer) because it was just too fuzzy on my printer. And because my sister lives about 50 miles away, I haven't picked it up yet. But even so, I could start by getting fabric and checking floss, which I haven't. I'll have to get longer scroll bars, too. What size did you get?
hez
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9:02 pm Jul 11, 2004

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Originally posted by hez
I understand what you mean about the large size of the pattern. I had to go out and get longer scroll bars! I started "The Sense of Light" about a two weeks ago and I am astounded at the results so far. I have never seen such detail in a pattern before. The large size was a little daunting at first but now that I can see the results, all I want to do is stitch. I saw that someone else just recently got the same pattern. I'm looking forward to hearing progress reports from you!


That'd be me, but I haven't even started starting to start it, if you know what I mean :lol: I won it in the posting contest, so got it as a PDF file, not the full package. I had to get my sister to print it out at her work (they have a super duper printer) because it was just too fuzzy on my printer. And because my sister lives about 50 miles away, I haven't picked it up yet. But even so, I could start by getting fabric and checking floss, which I haven't. I'll have to get longer scroll bars, too. What size did you get?


I ended up getting 36" bars. Figured I might as well get the longest ones they had since I feel an addiction to SQ patterns coming on and alot of the patterns are big. I use a lap-stand and with the longer bars, I pretty much take over the entire sofa.
Bettye Cutting
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Joined: 19 Jun 2004
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12:49 am Jul 12, 2004

You really started out with a bang, didn't you, but you will be so proud when you see the finished product!!! To answer your question of how long. It really does depend on how much you stitch in a day or a week. And to how motivated you are. I, and old retired lady, usually stitch about 6 hours on and off a day. I know that is a long time, but I've been stitching 40 years - it is my therapy! I do only 1 project at a time, but that is the way I work. I would suggest you, as a beginner, work on this a while then take a break and work on a smaller, fun piece. Don't look at long term - look at the progress you make in a month. Watch the beauty of the piece unfold and enjoy what you are creating. No matter how long it takes, you will have a masterpiece when you are done, an heirloom to enjoy.
Bettye
cindyz
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10:08 am Jul 12, 2004

Bettye,

I want to be you when I grow up. Stitching is my passion and relaxer as well. Have you completed any of the SQ patterns? I am working on page 1 of 16 of Carnation, Lily, Lily Rose and am enjoying each stitch. At this point, I am not looking ahead yet. Happy Stitching!

Cindy

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Originally posted by Bettye Cutting
You really started out with a bang, didn't you, but you will be so proud when you see the finished product!!! To answer your question of how long. It really does depend on how much you stitch in a day or a week. And to how motivated you are. I, and old retired lady, usually stitch about 6 hours on and off a day. I know that is a long time, but I've been stitching 40 years - it is my therapy! I do only 1 project at a time, but that is the way I work. I would suggest you, as a beginner, work on this a while then take a break and work on a smaller, fun piece. Don't look at long term - look at the progress you make in a month. Watch the beauty of the piece unfold and enjoy what you are creating. No matter how long it takes, you will have a masterpiece when you are done, an heirloom to enjoy.
Bettye
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