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*squee*-ness

Guess who's at work on a Friday?

(Well, aside from everyone working a full-time job.)

I need to work a full week this week, as I'm going to be off next Thursday, looking at the finished Plimoth Jacket (capitalization ftw) with pinkleader and cathgrace (and many others). I'm boggling with excitement. The Thistle Threads blog has been teasing all week with tiny peeks, and one entry where they had a picture of the petticoat fabric, the jacket, and the lace all together absolutely took my breath away. I swear, my heart literally skipped a beat.

As in "ba-dum, ba-dum, *frozen*-DUM".

*flaps hands in helpless excitement*

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narniarose
Dec. 4th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
AMAZING pic!!
elizabethnmafia
Dec. 4th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited you all will be able to go. :)
hsifeng
Dec. 4th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
It's hard not to be all a-flutter when the completion of the project is so close! :)
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fabricdragon
Dec. 4th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
SQUEEEEEEEE

oh, and i understand a happy birthday is in order....
ahem
"happy birthday
with all the fabric that you buy
may its content never lie"
grnvixen
Dec. 4th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
I am green with envy! I had so wanted to go the big reveal of the jacket but it was just not in the cards, or the budget. Please take lots of pics and then give us a good long post on *every*thing :).
snailstichr
Dec. 4th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
I second what grnvixen said! I envy you stitchers who got to go more than once.
attack_laurel
Dec. 4th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
Actually, I think we're not allowed to take pictures.
grnvixen
Dec. 4th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
Probably too true. Hope someone can get general pics of the soiree but in the meantime, still looking forward to your written account :).
bertana
Dec. 4th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
Oooooh... I can only imagine how excited you must be. I can barely wait to see it at Winterthur next Spring!
eggies_red_dres
Dec. 4th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
/shivers/

That's exquisite. Just amazing. Makes me want to work on my stuff!
christianet
Dec. 4th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
Such pretty stuff ... and I think I now will treat myself to some Japanese needles, because I had given up on metallic embroidery because of the distressing tendencies of conventional needle eyes to chew up my thread!

BTW, if there are any experts on early-to-mid 18th century canvas work lurking on this f-list, I am really, really trying to find out more about these two pieces on behalf of the Bergen County (New Jersey) Historical Society:

http://www.bergencountyhistory.org/collections/stumpwork_Sh.2.jpg

http://www.bergencountyhistory.org/collections/stumpwork_ShM.2.jpg

They are probably cut down from larger pieces, and in talking with someone from the Met, found out that they are probably English and professionally embroidered, rather than schoolgirl sampler work. Possibly they were chair cushions, but I caught a glimpse online of an 18th century wingback chair that had canvas work embroidery on the back of a pastoral scene, and the thought came to me that the shepherd could have been on the back of a man's chair and the shepherdess on the back of a woman's chair. But I don't know, and I'd sure like to see more examples of this type of furniture.

So sorry to hijack this thread like this, but I am getting a little desperate and I also thought folks here would like to look at the historical pretties!





malvoisine
Dec. 7th, 2009 07:36 am (UTC)
This is one of the many reasons I am so excited about moving to Dover next year - reasonable driving distance to cool things like THIS.
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