Sunday, January 22, 2012

New start on Mr. Darcy sampler

After a 5 hour nap of total quiet, with nothing but a fireside cracklin' sound today, I put a few stitches to get a good start on Mr.Darcy's sampler by The Sampler Girl.

I'm using Belle Soie Teddy Bear, Crescent Colors for the lettering, and the DMC  cotton as suggested for the heart so far.

Yup, this one will be added to my Valentine's collection and plan to frame in a 5 x 7 black wood frame when done.

This is on natural Belfast linen of what count I can't remember but I think 32.

There's nothing like a Jane Austen sampler to get the heart pumping for Valentines or any day!

I really, really enjoy stitching with the silks. Almost too much!

Of course this verse is the beginning of Pride and Prejudice and such a neat verse for a sampler!
Lovin' it.

Hope your Monday treats you nicely.
Off to bed for the Monday morning rush if I can sleep. If I can't I'll come back to this sampler in the quiet and work on it more. I'm totally not used to lying flat on my back and sleeping for 5 hours straight during the daytime. :)

Stay warm and cozy,


  1. Wonderful start to a new sampler. Glad to know that you are at peace and finding new love.

  2. aww it is truly a very sweet stitching project..
    i love it so much..
    happy stitching xx

  3. Such a beautiful piece Jennifer...your stitches are just perfect.
    I have never tried the Linen threads...I may have to - seems to give it a cleaner/smoother surface.

  4. Love your Valentine collection...And, great start on Mr. Darcy~~ Take care, Faye

  5. Nice progress on Mr. Darcy. The Crescent Colours Teddy Bear color is so pretty on the piece!

  6. I love your work ,too.:)
    Now I will have to read the book if I find it in English....:)
    But the linen is very nice color and I do not know how it is to stitch with silk,but it must be GOOD.:)
    I hope you will fall asleep and have nice dreams.:)
    I can not fall asleep early if I had a nap in the afternoon ,either...:)

  7. Sleeping for 5 hours by a fire sounds like heaven to me! Love the new start, and your Valentine table. I was just thinking that I needed to get my valentine stuff out today. Thanks for the motivation.
    Hope you have a great week!

  8. What a great start on Mr. Darcy. It is just the sweetest sampler but then again I love everything having to do with Jane. I also love your Valentine display....I hope joy and peace are with you in 2012.

  9. A good nap, a cracklin fire and beautiful stitches....sounds like a most perfect day!

  10. Beautiful start Jennifer!



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