Jane Austen Sampler Finish

Hello friends,

I don't have a "birds and words" for you today, because I couldn't stop stitching on my Jane Austen sampler. (Picture is clickable for a larger image.)

I did manage to finish it up this morning and it is the perfect description of how we have spent the last several days; my dear sister-in-law, Sarah, has been visiting us this week, and so far we have spent most of our time at home, sleeping in, drinking coffee, cooking fun meals, snuggling under the covers to watch movies, and playing with Philo. We are still in pajamas at 1:00 pm as I type! Soon we will get dressed and head downtown to the museum for their live jazz evening. I hope you will all have a restful weekend as well.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my last post- I appreciate you each stopping in and taking the time to say hello.

30 comments:

Nancy said...

Rachel your Jane Austen sampler is gorgeous! I don't blame you for not wanting to put it down.

It sounds like you're having a nice visit with your SIL. Enjoy the rest!

By the way, the fruit salad you mentioned on my blog sounds delicious.

Happy weekending,
Nancy

Chelle said...

What a pretty finish! Congrats!

KarenV said...

It's lovely Rachel - congratulations on your finish!

Barbara said...

Oh, this is LOVELY!

And your visit with your SIL sounds wonderful. :)

Mary Kathryn said...

It looks wondeful Rachel - great work!

Have fun!!

:0)

Cherry said...

Its a beautiful samler. Congratulations!
bb
Cherry

Vonna said...

Oh, it looks just great Rachel!
Sounds like you've had a week of good times there ;0) Enjoy the jazz fest!

Tanya said...

Rachel,
Lovely finish, my dear. So glad you enjoyed stitching it! I love the flowers you have in the photo with it - beautiful! Enjoy your weekend.

staci said...

Your Jane Austen sampler is beautiful, well done! Sounds like you are having lots of fun :)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! I just love this design and yours is so beautiful. Congratulations on the finish and enjoy your night of jazz!

xstitch.nl said...

Really, really beautiful!! The colours are stunning!
Have a wonderful weekend, Rachel!!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous finish Rachel! Congrats.

Sally said...

What a beautiful finish Rachel.

Katrina said...

Jane Austen came out beautiful! Have a nice weekend. Oh and thank you again for the Home of a Needleworker chart, can't wait to stitch it :-).

Cathy said...

Your Jane Austen sampler is beautiful! Congratulations on the finish.

Sounds like you have had a wonderful, relaxing visit with your SIL!

Carol said...

Wow - just gorgeous!!

Isabelle said...

It is so beautiful, congrtatulations Racher!

Isabelle said...

(sorry for the typo... :o/)

Kathy said...

Beautiful finish!!! Just sold this at the LNS to a friend. Cannot wait to tell her how beautiful your finished piece is. She was already yearning to do it when she bought it. Great job!!!

Itching To Stitch said...

Hi, I've come across your blog and your stitching is beautiful. Congrats on the Jane Austen finish ;)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful finish. I love this piece and hope to stitch it for myself one day!! Your new kitty is so adorable

Munners said...

Your Jane Austen sampler has turned out beautifully - well done!

Wendy said...

Congrats, Rachel! Your Jane Austen sampler is beautiful. And the days of your visit with your SIL sound wonderful and relaxing.

Solstitches said...

Rachel what a beautiful finish!
I love this design and want to stitch it myself some day.
It sounds as though you had the best time with your SIL :)

Margaret

Hazel said...

Lovely finish! xx

siobhan said...

Rachel, your Jane Austen sampler is beautiful! Great job! And oh, your new kitty is so adorable. Give him a cuddle for me.

lena-lou said...

What a pretty sampler :)

Saskia said...

Hi Rachel,

I love your Jane Austen sampler! it's great! Did you use the fabric and the threads of the pattern in the gift of stitching or did you make alterations?

best regards,

Saskia

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Saskia,

I used 28 ct. country french linen and the crescent color threads which were called for in the pattern, however, I did swap some of the colors for each other from within the recommended color pallette.

mary said...

so many nice embroideries to see on this blog, I enjoyed my visit !