Thursday, March 21, 2013

Just Jane

After stitching a bit on IAMEK, my original choice for Nicola's Scarlet Letter challenge, I decided to switch to a different SL design. While I like the design of IAMEK, I'd rather wait til I have more time to play around with the thread colors some. Once my fabric and threads for Jenny Bean arrive, I'll start stitching it instead.

In the meantime, I've worked on just Jane Pattison. I really am in love with this sampler. I love its simple elegance as well as the beautiful threads and charming motifs. The little birds on the planter look as if Jane did a quick line sketch of them in pen and ink. I am using the Attic Needlework's conversion to silks, but changed the color of the inner block border to a more gold thread after seeing it a similar change here.  I used AVAS 100/3 #303. I like the way it looks!

Jane Pattison, Shakespeare's Peddler
Light Examplar, 40 count, Lakeside Linen
Conversion to silks by Attic Needlework

Everything else is pretty quiet here. Spring is here, but barely. Macon's Cherry Blossom Festival is underway, but the cherry blossoms haven't really bloomed yet. My tree has just a handful of blossoms.

That it's for now, and I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Switching blog readers

Since Google Reader will soon be no  more, I am now using BlogLovin. You can follow my blog and here is the link: Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

I will have a stitching update soon (I hope!).

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

First post of 2013

I did start two samplers on New Year's Day. One was the sampler I chose for the Scarlet Letter challenge, IAMEK Dated 1801, and the other was Jane Pattison. They are in a weekly rotation for for now. I'm still working on the borders of both, so this post isn't too exciting! 

IAMEK Dated 1801, Scarlet Letter
Unidentified linen, 40 count
Recommended AVAS threads

 Jane Pattison, Shakespeare's Peddler
Vintage Light Examplar, 40 count, Lakeside Linen
Silk conversion by Attic Needlework

Have a great week!!