Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sistine Chapel Pre-Stitching update

Just thought I would post an update on where I am on my supplies for the Sistine Chapel.  I have my book and I still need to take it and make a working copy. My fabric came in today.  Just looking at three yards of 28 ct. jubilee fabric kinda frightened me.  


Today I sat down and pulled floss from my stash.  I need 669 skeins of floss to complete this project.   I had 313 of them in my stash.  I filled up one jammer box and part of another storage box.   I need to buy 356 skeins to finish out the floss part.  I think once I get all of my floss I will be able to move it all into the jammer box.  I was just putting 8 skeins per section.   I think I will be able to move them in tighter once I have them all.

My plan is to have one color of each DMC number in the jammer box.  The extra floss will be kept in a small pencil bag and wound onto a bobbin once I run out.   For each page, I will pull the needed thread and place it in a small floss box so it will be easier to use.

JoAnns has their DMC 4 for a $1.00 with a limit of 30 Labor day weekend, so I think I will be doing a floss run.


cucki said...

good luck deary..
hugs xx

Lana said...

Watching the progress on this is gonna be so much fun!!! Wow! I will def. be watching this space!

lynda said...

I have some duplicate DMC colors...I'd be glad to donate some to this project...just let me know what colors you still need.
This will be amazing to watch!

Meari said...

Wow, that's a big piece of fabric and a lot of floss!!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to have the "stick-to-it-ness" to do this. Perhaps after following you for a while I will get the courage!!!!
Best wishes to you,

lowincomelady said...

hi Vickie, I would love for you to join my Sistine Chapel SAL group. I am also stitching the chart along iwth 4-5 other people and the rest of the group is very interested in WIP photos. Here is the link if you would like to join us! Thanks Cheryl