Thursday, September 22, 2016

George Washington has arrived

The big news that I have to share now is that my kit for the George Washington project (112 stitchers working together to create a full coverage piece of George Washington crossing the Deleware that will hopefully beat the current world record for largest full coverage cross stitch) has arrived.  I've waited a long time for this box, it's been about two years in the making.

This is how the box looked upon arrival.

Here are all my threads.  

And here is my huge panel.  That's my son holding it and he's 6'2" so you can understand the scale.  There are 112 panels all together for the whole project.  The fabric for the project is sponsored by Wichelt.

Along with the threads, these extra notions were all sponsored by Sullivans.  

And here's my pattern - 100 pages long!

So George has arrived.  :0)  We don't have a start date yet.  For the time being the only thing for me to do is wash my fabric, let it dry, and then either iron or steam it.

I've been spending a lot of time on this project.

I started on and finished the stitching for the scissor fob.  I didn't do the beading because I'll do that for all the pieces at once when they are all done.

Next I started on the biscornu.

This is where I'm at as of now.

I'm really loving this project.  It has a lot of specialty stitches ~ double running stitches, kloster blocks, algerian eyelets, and my favorite ~ the buttonhole corner stitches.  That's what gives the ruffled edge you can see on the scissor fob and all the pieces will end up having that.

I still pull out my plastic canvas fall banner whenever I'm too tired to cross stitch, usually late at night.

And this is a little mill hill kit finish that I forgot to share a few weeks ago.  I put a magnet on it and it now lives on my fridge.

I'm going to get some more stitching done on the orange accessory set tonight.  If I'm lucky I might have all the pieces finished by Halloween.  :0)


  1. I love seeing your piece of George! I can't wait to get mine. Lots of good stitching done this week.

  2. Fantastic pieces. I was tempted by the orange biscornu myself but have not taken the plunge yet. Also, I cannot find the button to follow your blog. I will keep looking

    1. I just figured out how to put the button on my blog, lol. You should be able to see it now. :0)

  3. Thanks for your comment on my Birthday post. You are "no-reply" so I hopped over here to reply.
    Love your little Hallowe'en stitches, I am considering swapping to CS&N and going digital for JCS to save money!
    Oh my goodness, the size of the George Washington project! That is certainly an epic undertaking!

    1. Ugh, I didn't realize I was on "no reply." Thanks for pointing that out to me. I have it fixed now. And yes, George is pretty epic. I can't wait to get him started!

  4. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog :)

    That GW project is huge!! Can't imagine, but I look forward to watching yours grow... Very cute Halloween pieces, too--I need to get busy on some Halloween stitching of my own.

  5. Wow, George is quite a project! And I love your Halloween pieces, too! I'm trying to come to terms with the end of summer and am thinking some Halloween stitching would help. : )

  6. Yay! I got mine right before vacation. I didn't realize we could wash the fabric, I'll definitely have to do that. I don't have my pattern yet but yours makes me anxious ;)