Friday, November 5, 2010

Finished the Jane Austen sampler, Getting Away with Jane Austen

The past week has been quite challenging with several issues; however, today I picked up the needle and finished this pretty sampler with beautiful teal, blues and brown tones called Getting Away with Jane Austen. Design is by The Sampler Girl. Stitched and finished into a pillowkeep. I used some Regency gold buttons and remnant of cotton ecru lace I had in my stash.

The sampler blends beautifully in this bedroom. My prim doll is a souvenier from Pigeon Forge trip last year. Her name is Josephine.

I backed the pillowkeep with Jane Austen cut fabric from The Sampler Girl webshop.

This is a muted teal color that is very pretty.

Right now, it will hang in this bedroom near the old settee.

The buttons, just so happened to have in my stash already but compliment the cotton lace.

Other good news is the frame that was made special for Forever Hope sampler came in the mail!
I do not plan to use glass with this piece. It's a rustic black finish.

Tonight I finished the lower band while watching Grey's Anatomy.

Very ironic to be working on this one while watching Private Practice tonight. That episode was really violent and rape was the central theme, of a doctor. I picked this one up instead of the Thanksgiving one because the colors were already pulled.

I stopped here at midnight, starting on the old colonial candlestick holder.

The frame is 8 x 16. I think it will be perfect for this finish. I have a ways to go on this one.

Next, tomorrow I need to 1) pick a random winner of the Breast Cancer awareness giveaway and 2) pull threads for the Thanksgiving Sampler 1871.

Onward to Friday now. TGIF!
It's turned really, really windy and cold tonight. Now, it feels like November!


  1. CONGRATS on your finish, you have done a beautiful pillow

  2. Hi Jennifer, so cute the sampler finish and I like the color threads for your new work.
    Enjoy the weekend!!

  3. The pillow keep is lovely...the cotton lace adds the right feel to it.

  4. That pillowkeep of Jane Austen is just beautiful !!!!

  5. Lovely finish and I like your wip too. What fabric is your finish on and did you hand dye it?? x

  6. Jennifer, your Jane Austen looks great. I love your creative finishes. Your sampler is coming along nicely also and the frame looks great - can't wait to see it completed.

    I was too tired to stay up and watch Grey's last night. I'll probably watch it online some time this weekend.

    Hope you have a good day!

  7. Lovely little finish Jennifer! It's perfect hanging in that spot!

    Your DV piece looks fantastic - I think that frame is just right.

    Hope you have a wonderful Friday and an even better weekend!

  8. A very sweet finish Jennifer! Looks like you got quite a bit done on your new start...Happy Stitching!

  9. The Jane Austen finish is just lovely. I love the lace trim that you used. And the backing fabric is so pretty. Your other project is coming along nicely.

    have a great weekend!

  10. What a lovely finish, Jennifer. I adore the lace hanger.

    Take Care & Happy Stitchin'...
    Hugs, Sandy

  11. Very nice finish, The lace is very pretty, the buttons realyy finish the look. I love the black frame, would you care to share the seller? If not that is o.k. its so rustic looking.

  12. Very pretty Jane Austen finish! I love the fabric and lace. Nice progress picture too.

  13. The pillowkeep is beautiful! Love the fabric and lace!

    The DV piece is moving along nicely! The frame will work well!

    Have a grewat weekend - Denise

  14. Jennifer, do you ever sleep?! Thanks for the update on the DV piece, it's coming along nicely, I've been wondering how you've been going with it.

    Love the Jane Austin, your finish is adorable!

  15. Your JA finish is nice Jennifer, and the Domestic Violence piece is coming along nicely.
    Give Abbie some pats on the head for me!


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