Blended Leg

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Stitching Olympics 2008

The cross_stitch group on livejournal hosted an "Stitching Olympics" for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Stitching entrants set goals for themselves at various gold/silver/bronze level for different types of projects. Stitchers could challenge themselves to finish a pesky WIP or a page or two from a BAP or stitch a bunch of smalls, whatever combination you could come up with. If you finished before closing ceremonies, you win!

I signed up with three projects, one WIP and two brand new projects. I didn't make much progress with the Fox tote bag WIP or Aury's Mini Quaker, but I did manage a Silver medal for completing Ink Circles' Quackworth 2007.

Quackworth 2007 stitched up unbelievably fast. I started it the first night of the Olympics and finished it during the women's marathon only a week later. I was surprised as anyone. It wound up feeling more like a middle distance race than a marathon, but I wasn't complaining.

The fabric is a 32 ct cream Belfast linen stitched with Vikki Clayton's HDF Bitterness.

Here is my silver medal. To quote Michelle Kwan, "silver's not so bad.")

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