Friday, May 24, 2013

Whoa, Nelly!

Remember that lonely Chinese housewife who spent six hours a day stitching a reproduction of a Song Dynasty painting? Well, it's been three years. She's done.

Yup.

It's 22 meters long--about 72 feet. And you thought you were working on a big-ass project! Silly American.*

*Or, pretty much silly-everyone-else-who-thinks-they-work-on-BAPs, no matter what your national origin.

16 comments:

Giovanna said...

Thanks for sharing this... wow, I'm speechless..

lynda said...

That is amazing!!!! Thanks for shaing this.

Margaret said...

OH WOW!!!!! Wow! That is amazing! Is it cross stitch? Embroidery? Have to go look it up. Thanks for sharing!

Glenna said...

Amazing. I'd have started it, all 72 feet of it, gotten a third of the way done and decided it wasn't working for me.

There's got to be a big hole in her life now though. Anticlimactic...

Beth said...

God Lord - my question is, why?

zoomcity said...

Yeah, I'm a stitching cry-baby. I can't even finish my so-called BAP.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Hmmm. I wonder what she plans to do with it? Maybe donate it to a museum? Looks too big to hang in a regular-sized house.

books4me said...

Wow! That is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing this incredible accomplishment.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Wow that is one person's work? Incredible!

Needle Nicely said...

Gives a whole new meaning to OCD. Reading about this makes me feel almost normal!

Barbi said...

Wow! That's crazy!!!

natalyK said...

OMG! That is one amazing piece. Imagine 6 hours of stitching a day! I am giddy at the thought!

Jennifer said...

So I showed this to Jeff and his comment was "Wow. Can you imagine how much that cost for materials?"

Coral said...

I do admire her. That's tenacity!

Sharon said...

That is absolutely amazing! I wonder does she feel lost with it being finished?

Silverlotus said...

Goodness! That is a big accomplishment.