Monday, September 7, 2009

plain jane...for now

So much has gone on in the last 7 days I don’t know where to begin. First, MY camera was mysteriously dropped and broken (I wonder which boy did it?). The lens is bent. I’m really bummed about this. My son, Jose, has a camera but it isn’t up to par with mine, but it’ll have to do which means I’ll have to settle b/c there is no new camera in my future. At least it’s something, right???

On a much, much, much brighter note I finished stitching The Sampler Girl’s On Travel with Jane Austen band sampler and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I finished stitching her several days ago but we’ve been camping since Friday so couldn’t really share until now. (More on that experience in another post.)

I used 32 ct Parchment and all but 3 of the called-for threads. I changed those to DMC and it worked just fine. Tanya did a fine job with her conversion. This was an enjoyable and relaxing stitch, I must say. If you’re hesitating, don’t. It’s worth every cross. I changed only one thing and used a satin stitch where crosses were present; oh and my initials too, but that’s it.

I started this design a couple of weeks after Tanya released it. I remember being so excited when it arrived. I started it within days, and I’m still excited now b/c just today I sent it off to the framer. My LNS was having a 75% sale off in-house frame molding. Now how can anyone pass that up??? That deal was a steal and I certainly stole it. I cannot wait to get Jane back all framed up. I can just see her now…hanging up on my wall…in all HER glory. Ahhhhhhh!!!!

Talk soon!

PS: Thank you everyone for all the birthday wishes to Cameron on his second birthday! I appreciate the warm wishes and thoughts. :o)


Tanya said...

Gorgeous finish, Julie - but then I'm partial to this design. LOL You did a beautiful job and FAST stitching too!!! Eager to see the frame for her.


The Scarlett House said...

Wonderful finish, Julie. Can't wait to see her framed. What a great deal you're getting at 75% off. Good for you. When are you going to offer your own designs?
We're all waiting...

mainely stitching said...

Oh, what a gorgeous finish! :D

Sorry about your camera. We have mysterious accidents like that in our household, too. :(

Shari said...

that is too awesome!!!!!! Beautiful finish! Can't wait to see it framed. Hey, what shop in Nashville do you go to??? I am going to be down that way for a while, helping with triplets!!!!!!
Sorry I missed the birthday! Happy belated to Cameron!

Deb said...

I love that finish!! I can't wait to see it when it's framed. And I thought I was doing good with 60% off on framing - 75% off is an excellent deal!!

Melissa said...

Congrats on the big finish Julie. I'll look forward to seeing the framed piece! Such fun to get something back so you can put her up on the wall.

ps ouch about the camera. Hope you get it fixed or a replacement.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful, Absolutely gorgous!

The colors are pretty and your stitches look perfect!


Nicole said...

Beautiful finish Julie! It turned out so pretty!! :)