Friday, August 3, 2012

New Project - I must be crazy


After seeing the Sistine Chapel in person, I just new I had to stitch it!!!!  I bought the pattern book and just about had a heart attack.  The book is over 300 pages long.  I found a deal on fabric by searching E-bay.  I found someone who was selling Jubilee 28 ct for $15 a yard.  I had to buy 3 yards for this project!!!  In case you are wondering, the stitch count is 564 x 1114 and it will be around 40 inches x 80 inches when finished.

I know...I am insane!!!!  I am not setting a time limit on this one and I am really not sure when I am going to start it.  Before I start, I want to have bought all the floss for it in case I run out and I can't find the same dye lot.  I am going to get 669 skeins of DMC!!!!  I will go play in my floss colors to see what I have and what I will need.


This is the a picture of the designer and finished project of the design.

I want to finish my Disney Castle and my Summer Ball design before I start this so I guess I had better get to stitching!!!!

21 comments:

Patty said...

Insane is probably a mild word for this - lol I think someone on the Mystic Stitch Facebook group is doing this - the 2 of you can share a room - lol Have fun with it!!!

shutterbug (Elaine) said...

OMG Vickie!! If anyone was going to stitch something this big, you would be the one I would expect to do it! After seeing some of your other stitched pieces I have no doubt that you will finish it. I hope I live long enough to see it finished! :) Be sure to update with progress pics because I would love to see them. Btw, not sure if you figured the total # of stitches, but I did... 628,296!! That is insane! But it is absolutely beautiful! Looks like a winter only project because that is a lot of fabric to work with. It's gonna get heavy! Lol I'm rooting for you!

Anonymous said...

That is a gorgeous design!!! I will look forward to watching you stitch it up.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Kathryn said...

I heard that there are some minor problems in the pattern so you are going to want to watch out for those. I know that Heaven and Earth Designs also released a pattern of the Sistine Chapel.

Anyway, best of luck to you. This is most certainly a hefty task. I will look forward to your updates. It will be that much more special for you since you actually saw the Sistine Chapel.

Mrs. V. said...

Oh, I think this project is wonderful!! I love large projects but I'll admit that I didn't even know that ones this large existed! I have a HAED pattern that is about 100 pages long...and I want to start it and have every intention to...but 100 pages seems a bit daunting to me. Regardless of the fact that I like large pieces! Good luck on your project ~ please post updates for us as you go along.

cucki said...

It is such a lovely project..happy stitching xxx

Barb said...

Vickie I am sitting here in wonder,What a fabulous design and well done you for attempting it. It will certainly be stunning when finished.Look forward to watching it develop whenever you decide to start.

Are you putting it on your ceiling when it is finished lol.

Shari said...

wow! Why does it not surprise me thou.....massive!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cath said...

Wow , I saw an article about this in a mag and was amazed , but I didn't realise that the lady had actually released it as a chart . It is fantastic, you are braver than me ,lol .

WhitneyL said...

How crazy am I that I am envying you for doing this!? It's amazing and will be more so watching you do it. And can't wait to see your Disney Castle and Summer Ball designs done too~ Best of Luck!

Cindy said...

It will be beautiful Vicky. Several of my stitching friends are doing the HAED version. Good luck.I will be following your progress avidly.

Betty said...

OMW~!!! It's going to be so beautiful! And I'm sure you'll finish it, as well, but I definitely don't expect it to be anytime in the near future! Best of luck with this project. I like BAPs myself, but have NO intention of ever doing anything this large! "A Patch of Blue" is a daunting enough challenge for me!

Vicky L said...

Wow! I will be looking forward to your progress on this project. It is very daunting to me. your Italy trip sounded wonderful

JoAnn McLaughlin said...

ow that is huge I wish you all the luck on it. your going to need the pixie dust

Sarah said...

Vickie that is a wonderful piece, I adore the colours, but you young lady are certifiable!!!

Cannot wait to see your progress, you will finish it I know.

Marexstitch said...

OMG Vickie. You are totally bonkers and just thinking about this project has me twitching. I wish you luck & I heard it said that "The insane, on occasion, are not without their charms." You are one charming crazy southern bell. Hugs, Mare

SoCal Debbie said...

It's gorgeous, Vickie! Good job for finding a deal on fabric and I hope you find a deal on floss too! I love Barb's suggestion of putting it on your ceiling when you finish! LOL

Laura said...

I am crazy too. I just bought the pattern and the material but havent started yet. Cant wait to see your updates.
Laura

Mangogirl said...

Well.... Noone said we had to be smart

Ewa said...

That is so intense but so awesome! Good for you! Can't wait to see it :)

Katie Haskins said...

Wow, I thought one of my pieces was large, you have me beat. Good luck with it.