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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

My brilliant idea! (I think)

It was a very windy day in Marsh Lake. We had lost electricity for a while - no computer, no TV and I was able to finish another motif (yey for me)!


That's the last one on the top row. It took me 4 hours and 23 minutes to stitch it. Why I'm telling you this? Well, here is my brilliant idea. I would love to finish this sampler as quickly as I can and start on 1790 Ann Kirby Sampler. The chart must be out of print because it took me forever to find it. Eventually I did, thanks to the eBay. Debbie spotted that chart in my stash and she would love to stitched it too and I do not mind to give it to her as soon as I finish stitching it. So, because there is out there an aching heart of another stitcher I have to hurry up since I've promised myself that I will work only on one sampler at the time. For me there is no better motivation than a challenge so here it goes.

Here is the whole thing with crossed out finished motifs.


As you see I have ten more motifs to stitch plus writing. Can you guess how long it will take me to finish the remaining part of the sampler? Please put your answer in comments to this post in hours and minutes. I will measure my stitching time from now on and the person with the most accurate timing will win a $50 gift certificate to The Scarlet Letter. Since this blog is all about fun, celebrating and giving I will pick the winner on my birthday, July 16th.

So long my friends,
Evalina

51 comments:

Faye said...

I'm guessing 49 hrs, 29 min...... Crossing my fingers!!!! Faye

Marsha said...

46.5 hours

Anne said...

I'm guessing 36 hours and a half! It's looking lovely and I'm the same as you. Can only have one sampler going at a time.

Debbie Bauer said...

The weather is nice. So I am thinking you will spent more time outdoors walking the dogs. So I am guessing 54 hrs. By the way your sampler already looks amazing.

Nicola said...

Dearest Evalina

Definitely a brilliant idea and a generous one too, thank you for adding greatly to the fun of the year. Now let's have a think ............ 47 hours 10 minutes.

Hugs

Nicola xxx

Margotatau said...

I think you will be spurred on to finish. I guess 48 hrs and 5 minutes. Good luck.

Jonette said...

Lovely stitching. I guess 50 hours

Bethany said...

Great idea. I would say 44hours 37minutes. Can't wait to see how long it takes. I too only stitch one sampler at a time. I am always amazed at all the women who work on so many at a time.

Lanie said...

Hi Evalina ... what great fun you have for us and such a generous prize!
My guess is 47 hours and 30 minutes.
Enjoy your stitching time. Your sampler is beautiful. I love the black and white ... stunning!

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Margaret said...

I'm definitely a one at a timer too. What a fun idea! I will guess 46 hours. :D Good luck!

Erica near Chicago said...

What a generous offer. I'll guess 47 hours and 49 minutes.

Ellen said...

My guess 45 hours and 30 minutes!

Hugs,

Vera said...

What fun!! My guess is 44 hours and 12 minutes. Happy stitching!!

From Sherry's Heart said...

42 hours and 56 minutes was my 1st thought,so I'm goin' with it!!

MJ Hunt said...

Great idea! I'm guessing 49 hrs 45 min.

Linda G. said...

What a wonderful prize, and a beautiful sampler!

My best guess is 49 hours.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Okay, I'll guess 56 hours. Fun!

Julierose said...

I am guessing 56.5 hours --Your work is so lovely...Julierose

Jennifer H said...

What fun! I am guessing 43 hours - I tried to post my comment before so not sure if it will mention it twice - sorry about that if it does.

Thank you for the chance to win,
Hug and Love,
Jennifer H

Laurie in Iowa said...

My guess... 47 1/2 hours. Good Luck... looking forward to celebrating your finish.

Teresa S. said...

This is fun. I'll guess 51.5 hrs.

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

The low guesses may spur you on to greater stitching, less cooking and finding someone else to walk the dogs. :-)

So, I am going to say 45 hours & 54 minutes.

Joan G said...

Its beautiful! I am working on something similar so I think I will follow your lead and check my time until I finish. I am giving you 51 hours and 42 minutes. Enjoy!

Cindy L said...

What a fun idea! My guess is 42hours and 16 mins.

Angela CG said...

What fun and your stitching is wonderful. I would have to say you will be able to complete this project in 48 hours and 15 minutes

Jackie Patton said...

Love your piece! I've always wanted to do this pattern. You are very sweet to do this for us. I'm going to guess 45 hrs. 15 mins.

Thanks!

Jackie

Kielrain said...

I am going to go with 47 hours 45 minutes.

May you enjoy all of it!

woolwoman said...

my guess sounds very high but I am going with 132 hrs to complete the entire sampler. thanks melody

Nupur said...

If the question is how much longer will it take for you to finish the sampler, then I would estimate that you have about 64 hours ahead with TV and other distractions, about 55 hours without TV etc.

If the question is how long did the entire sampler take to stitch then I would guess about 180 hours assuming you had all the distractions of TV etc. all along and no pressure.

EvalinaMaria said...

Dear Melody and Nupur. I'm only timing myself for the last 10 motifs plus writing and that is only guess I'm asking you to make - how long it will take me to stitch these 10 motifs plus the writing. The writing is one over one :)

KB said...

I am going to go with 60 hours to complete your 10 motifs plus writing

Mary said...

14 hours and 20 minutes

Merilde said...

What a fun idea and you are so generous! My guess is 50 and 1/2 hours. The sampler is lovely!
Lori

Cheri said...

I am going to guess 41 hours and 21 minutes. It will be fun to watch your progress, you will be the big winner with a beautiful finished sampler.

Carmen Sutton said...

I'm guessing that it will take 61hrs and 30 mins, but be sure to get good rest before stitching so there will be no frogging as this would add at least another hour. God speed in the quest to a finish, it is looking wonderful thus far.

susiedele said...

I'll say 55hrs and 5mins. It's lovely!

Angie Burrett said...

What a great idea: as it is one over once, plus the writing I will estimate 52 hours 52 mins!

Rebecca in TN said...

Wow, neat idea! I will guess 53 hrs 18 minutes

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

hmm 47 hrs 23 mins You are so nearing the finish line

Nikki said...

I will guess 45 hours and 21 mins.

Nikki

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Evalina,
What a fun idea! My guess is 52 hours, 15 minutes.
Happy Birthday a few weeks early!
Melinda

Marlene said...

40hours 16min more. That's my guess. :)

September House said...

I had a wonderful mother in law and her birthday was also July 16! I will guess 48 hrs 16 minutes. Best of luck on your goal!!

cheryl

Stitch Wizard said...

What a brilliant idea it really is EvalinaMaria!!! Your stitching is also just beautiful!!!

I will guess 39 hours and 47 minutes for finish time!! This is such fun! :)

Fiona said...

My guess is 51 hours and 23 minutes.

Jane in Wisconsin said...

I'm going to guess53 hours and 23 minutes. Good stitching!

Louise said...

55 hours and 13 minutes?

PoundingSand said...

Oh, this is fun! However long it takes, you have a beautiful project.

I will guess 44 hours, 33 minutes....

Kate

Rachel F said...

Love you stitching!
I am guessing 48 hr and 45 min.
Meanwhile, I am hoping you have had enough time to be nearly finished. Can't wait to see it completed!

Heritage Hall said...

I am going to take a stab at
44 hours and 40 minutes... I have
become a one-at-a-time stitcher
in an endeavor to grow up diligently.