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Back home, with mixed feelings

We are back from Plimoth, with mixed feelings of joy and sadness, since this was the last time we'll be touching the jacket, ever.  The frames are almost entirely completed, and what is left is not large enough for another sewing session. The jacket will be sewn together, and will go on display at a museum for the next two years.

I got to finish out a frame - I sewed 600+ Oes (spangles) on over the course of three days (the first day, I did goldwork), and the upper left arm was the first large jacket piece to be finished.  Tricia had champagne for us, and we celebrated. 

It's been an amazing experience.  I am deeply honoured to be part of it, and Tricia and Wendy are brilliant, talented, learned, and highly entertaining hosts.

The session was not without its interesting parts, but those are not for discussion on a public blog.  Suffice to say there was one person we were very unimpressed with.

I will, if I get around to it (still recovering), post a couple of pictures tonight, and maybe a little more on the experience, but right now I just want to hold it close to my chest and meditate on it.

But I will say that pinkleader , cathgrace , and anselmatthews  made for a great road trip team.  I really enjoyed their company, and would be happy to hit the road with them any time.


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Jun. 3rd, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
I'm happy it's done, but sad I won't be able to work on it in July. No fair dropping hints of gossip!
Jun. 3rd, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)
I really *can't* talk about most of it publicly - I might do a locked post, if I can get my thoughts together. The person was not an old-timer, and was "special" all weekend. *eye-roll*
Jun. 3rd, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
Saw Tricia's post this morning. Awesome to see all the pieces so full of silk and gold. I can't wait to see it finished but did tear up a bit at the thought of no chance to work on it again. This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. All the more determined now to do a polychrome nightcap, with the gilt sylke twist of course!

And ditto about the gossip :).
Jun. 3rd, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Is there a chance I could get a link to Tricia's blog on this project?

EDT: OOPS! Just saw that attack_laurel posted the link a little further down...*blush*

Edited at 2009-06-03 06:35 pm (UTC)
Jun. 3rd, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
You've done something so unique. And left your work on display for the future. That's something truly amazing.
You've done something I have only dreamed of doing. My hero.

I am interested in the tale of the work session. Will there be photos on line this time?

Edited at 2009-06-03 02:04 pm (UTC)
Jun. 3rd, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
You can check it out at Tricia's blog on the project: http://thistle-threads.com/blog/"

Edited at 2009-06-03 02:35 pm (UTC)
Jun. 3rd, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
Oh thank you!
The spangles, the spangles! The shame that it might never be worn. All those spangles in the sunlight, a woman would gleam and shimmer like a goddess.

Edited at 2009-06-03 02:42 pm (UTC)
Jun. 3rd, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC)
It will be worn, for photographs. :) I am an inch too wide in the shoulders for it, though, so my dreams of kidnapping it and making a home with it in a unnamed foreign land have been dashed.
Jun. 3rd, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
Wow, what an accomplishment!
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Jun. 3rd, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
It's actually really nice to work with, as long as you remember to keep the end in the needle short (it shreds a bit), and your stitches small, since it won't "fluff" to fill holes.

It glittersssssss... :)
Jun. 3rd, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks for being my porkchop again. And for providing Ginny company while I was driving the other car/sleeping/still getting ready/etc. It was indeed so much fun, and I'm already in withdrawal.
Jun. 3rd, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
Wow. I checked out some of the pics on Thistle-Threads, and am totally blown away. That's really incredible. Kudos to you all on creating something so heavenly.

There's always a few oddballs in the mix, hopefully it didn't effect things too much.
Jun. 3rd, 2009 06:44 pm (UTC)
What an accomplishment! Getting to the end is always a little two-sided on these projects; happy it's done, sad that the energy of creation/group-effort has run it's course.

However, I do believe that major congratulations are in order for you and your fellow stitchers!
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