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9 first impossible

I needlepointed this piece in 2006 and searched for the perfect quote to use at the top. When I discovered "Every noble work is at first impossible," by Thomas Carlyle, I thought it was perfect for that endeavor. I think it quite appropriate for this project also. Please excuse the horizontal photo but it wouldn't work vertically.

January 25, 2016:  Below are my daily practice sheets. For days 1-7 I am only posting the first sheet of the day. I did several sheets daily. Today is my eighth day I am posting them all. The last sheet has my penciled quote at the top and today's efforts to pen my quote. I have learned a lot over these days and am looking forward to completing  this "noble work" and proving to myself that it is not impossible!











February 1, 2016

I am posting my quote with the final part in manuscript and then in cursive because it tells my story. As a child learning to write in manuscript I thought it was impossible. And it was not. Then came cursive and it too seemed impossible. And it was not. Two weeks ago Modern Script seemed impossible. And it is not. I can pen the first three words and am somewhat pleased. Then the rest of the quote, especially the word "impossible," becomes impossible. I will continue until I can pen the whole quote and say, "I am well pleased." 

Thank you, Bryn, for the possibility. 


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