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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Too ambitious an idea?

I saw something on Facebook, an absolutely wonderful stitchery that someone had completed of LHN designs and I just cannot get the idea out of my head. I think that I am going to have to attempt it myself.  It will be a humungous work to undertake but oh so worth it if it works out.

Do you want to see?  This is the completed work of Pascale Bruchet which I saw on FB - I do so hope that she doesn't mind me showing it to you - you can also see it Shared on my FB timeline. (Please click on it to enlarge it)


It is lots of LHN designs of various shapes and sizes all stitched onto one large piece!

I just cannot stop thinking about this - of course, if I do it, mine would not be exactly the same as I would start with the LHN designs I already have and see how it all works out.

What do you all think?  Some words of wisdom would be really appreciated! Is it just madness to even think about starting this!!!!!!!

hugs,

31 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Of course it's not madness Kaye! Is that all cross stitch... Either way it's beautiful. I have a quilt that took 20 years to finish...it's oN my side bar down a bit. I's do it, and you can do it block by block! How exciting...You GO Girl!

stitcheranon said...

It isnt madness but I think you should have some idea of what you want to do with it when it is finished. If you have, then go for it. Just a block at a time...it is very doable!

marly said...

Wow. Do you start with one and keep adding or plan the layout in advance? I think this is a great idea and she did a beautiful job.

sharine said...

If it is madness it's done in a stunning form!

Shirlee said...

An amazing project! I know if you decided to tackle something like this, it would be even more stunning : ) Incidentally, I just noticed yesterday your post on your sidebar regarding you & cucki doing And They Sinned as an SAL! How have I missed that??? Talk about ambitious!

Linda said...

Wow. What a beautiful project. How big would it be? Looks way to big for me to tackle. That could be your retirement project. Don't forget you have all those cut thrus to SAL with me.

Linda

Gill - That British Woman said...

that would be the equivalent of making an heirloom quilt, to be passed down from generation to generation.

Gill in Canada

Stephie said...

WOW!!! That would be an amazing accomplishment. The work you do looks amazing, so I'd say go for it :) xxx

Melissa said...

That is amazingly beautiful!!! What a super special piece. I think it would be great to try it out.

Anthea said...

Hi Kaye - this is beautiful work, no wonder you are inspired!

I am sure something like this would take a fair bit of planning and a heap of dedication, but I am sure you are a competent enough to work it all out and achieve the 'heirloom' of which Gill speaks.
Don't forget you have a Blogland Cheer Squad!

Miss Lilly said...

Wow - epic stitching!
It would be an ambitious project, but it would also be unique and special and something that could be shown to future generations of your family ^^
Good luck and happy stitching if you decide to go ahead!

My Crossstitch Place said...

beautiful work, would be great to stitch

Christine M said...

That is amazing Kaye! Go for it!

Brigitte said...

It's not madness, it's just a great idea. It's not more madness than stitching all of the Haw Run Hollow series or And They Sinned or one of the Neighbourhood projects, lol. I'd go for it!

Denise SA said...

It's beautiful and I don't think you are mad at all. I stitched the monthly cottages as one large piece and also the 4 seasonal band samplers as one piece. As long as you don't think to do it over 1 I think it's a great idea

Sarah in Stitches said...

I've seen that picture on the LHN website. It looks like so much fun! Maybe choose charts that mean something to you, so it makes it more personal and then more lovely when it's done. :D

cucki said...

Aww this so beautiful dear..I so much wanted to do it too...lol..another of our sal.
Tell me how big the material we need ? Because i am not sure how big pierce we need.
Happy crazy stitches to both of us..lol.
Love x

Peggy Lee said...

I think if it's been on your mind that much then you should go for it!
I am curious too...would you start stitching and just add to it or are you planning on laying it all out before you start?
Can't wait to see what you decide!

♥ Nia said...

Thanks looks amazing! Sounds like a lot of work too but worth it :)

Vickie said...

Very, very cool! Go for it.

Faith... said...

That looks awesome! I think it would be a wonderful project and can't wait to see how you do it.

Dani - tkdchick said...

That will be quite the undertaking!!!!

Cheryll said...

Oh you can do it! Just imagine the hours of pleasure in it for you as you see it grow! :)

Barb said...

That is one amazing project! Good luck if you decide to do one like it. It reminds me of a huge HRH!

Valma said...

wow, I love this amazing project
I saw it on FB too
it's a life time stitching no ? =)
but for sure it will be a unique and wonderful piece if you decide to do one too
a real delight
let us know what you've decided =)
xxxx

Maureen said...

Omg, what a fab idea! It may be verging on the side of mad but oh so worth it

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Utter madness but in a good way!! If you break it down and stitch one piece every three months it would be a nice long term project.

Stitching Noni said...

What an amazing project to undertake! I don't think I would be able to do it... But I admire people who do tackle these extra large projects :)
Good luck - we will certainly follow and support you if your decide to undertake such a mammoth task :)
Hugs xx

Catherine said...

This is incredible!! If you decide to do this ~ you should list the charts you do have ~ I have some I would be willing to send you if you don't have them already!

Anne said...

Wow! That is massive and soooo cool. You must do it as we will cheer you on! Go Kaye! Go Kaye!! Xoxo!

Simply Victoria said...

What a fabulous project! Let us know what you decide to do.

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