July 24, 2008

Now I've Really Done It

I had to take a day off today to wait for a repair guy, and then go to a doctor's appointment in Arlington. In the spirit of saving gas by consolidating errands, on my way back home from Arlington I stopped by In Stitches to buy a few fibers that I'm missing on projects. And maybe pick up a piece of fabric or two for future projects. And take a look around at what's new. And maybe get Sail Away by Shepherd's Bush.

This is what I found instead (I abandoned all thoughts of the other stuff when I saw it, although they did indeed have Sail Away): "And they Sinned" by Examplar Dames. I'd seen it a few places on the net and had been contemplating it. It's huge: 809 stitches high x 169 wide, long and narrow. The piece of fabric I bought (Edinboro Sand, 36 ct) is 54 inches long--about four feet of stitching. I was aided and abetted by Patricia at In Stiches (Hi, Patricia!) in kitting it all up.

This should give you an idea of the size. "Let's Dance" (don't you think of David Bowie with that?) (with a little bit of progress)

is swallowed up by ATS' fabric, laid out on the sofa below. I have a lot of two-story walls in my house though; wouldn't a four-foot needlework look amazing on one of them?

"Those walls may well have sunk into the earth and been covered by the dust of the ages before you finish that project. Now let me out of my cage so I can run around and doot under the bed."

Last but not least, thank you, Jan, at Stitching Cats for the Kreativ award! When I get a few more minutes this weekend I'll follow the directions. Have a wonderful time with your dad in Roanoke!


Barbara said...

Whoot! You are insane! But you have GREAT taste. ;D Love-love-love this design and have successfully avoided ordering it so far. I'll enjoy living vicariously through your progress with it.

Greets to Pink from Nachtegaal, who is "my" bunny for the next few days. We started with a manicure and pedicure. Girl stuff, you know? ;)

FrecklesandDeb said...

Wow! Four feet long! That's a lot of stitching! Good luck. (But, it sure is beautiful.)

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Wow, I don't know much about this stitching stuff, but that looks beautiful......PInk seems to know what you are in for.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Hey Pink and Elvis ... If you guys would quit tearing up the joint there might be some more stitchin' and less bitchin'!!!

But then, you ARE rabbits! There is an old Donovan song .. about "pick up every stitch ... and rabbits running in the ditch .." Maybe it was about you all!

Lisa said...

Perhaps you should join the yahoo group for ATS, what a lifetime undertaking, lol. Please, I beg you to stitch other things as you stitch ATS to preserve your sanity, lol. And yes, it would look phenomenal on 2 story walls. :-)

Itching To Stitch said...

I've had this kitted up for a long time but still haven't started it ;)