That's how long it took to stitch
the Prairie Schooler Alphabet.
And, yes, it's done!
This is by far the biggest project I have undertaken,
so it deserves its own post.
Those of you reading this blog in 2016
may remember how excited I was to get
this long, narrow piece of fabric that
I had earmarked for the project.
It's kind of hard to photograph the entire piece.
With each block measuring 70 x 100 stitches,
including the little borders that were backstitched
around each block, the piece measures a hefty
216 x 916 stitches!
You can see a bit more detail
with these close-ups.
I went lighter on a lot of the
I also looked at each chart carefully
to see whether any stitches
were charted outside of the
70 x 100 parameters.
Many were, and my decision
was to edit the blocks
so that they would be uniform.
N for Nest was a challenge because
the birds' tails hung out an
extra 2 stitches on either side.
I wound up shortening their bodies.
T for Time is my favorite block.
Finishing this project was bittersweet
because I really enjoyed every stitch.
The fabric is 32-count evenweave,
stitched 2 over 2,
so the finished size is
13.5 x 58 inches.
And daylight shows the true color
of the ground fabric.
That's it from here.
We're in for some record-setting
cold temperatures here,
so everyone dealing with
please stay safe.
Thanks for visiting.