a Jane stitch for all seasons




Finishes! I did finish "In the Kitchen with Jane Austen" -- such a happy little stitch! Next up I have Jane Austen Sampler Stocking for Christmas (both from TSG). I have had this in my stash for 3 seasons; so happy to finally be getting it started. Last year I purchased a nice cut of white evenweave for this project, but I wanted it to age it a little, so I tried my hand at Vonna's bake and baste method. It turned out beautifully! I need to sub a few of the fiber colors which are too close to the fabric color, but so far that's been easy and I am loving the way it's looking. Here's hoping I can complete this by Christmastime!

Other than a bad cold (bleh) I have been feeling well pregnancy-wise. Thanks for all your sweet comments!

24 comments:

Catherine G. said...

What a cute finish! Hope you are feeling better! We missed you Friday night at "Stitchin'in the Ford".

staci said...

Lovely finish! Perfectly timed since it really is apple season :)

Kim B said...

Gorgeous finish! And your fabric turned out great! Glad to hear the pregnancy is going well. I love baby bellies so much!

Nancy said...

Very pretty sampler finish! Tanya's designs are always so fun to stitch. I really like the color you dyed your fabric, and I hope you do get to finish it this year.

Rachel you look absolutely beautiful!

mainely stitching said...

A beautiful finish AND a beautiful start!

Stay healthy!

Annemarie said...

Congratulations on that sweet finish and on choosing another of Tanya's lovelies to work on.
You look beautiful, Mommy!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

REally pretty finish and a great new start, too! Glad you're feeling well!

Shari said...

love the finish Rachel!!! Be sure to check my blog!! HA!!!
The fabric you stained looks great!!! Can't wait to see progress on this piece.
Stay well. Baby will be here soon!!!!

Danielle said...

In the kitchen with jane turned out great! I have not stitched any of these designs yet, but always admire everyone else's.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Love your pie finish, congrats and the the fabric staining came out great. CJ ok;-)

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish Rachel! The fabric turned out beautiful also! I love Vonna's basting and baking method. :) I'm sorry you have a cold, I hope you feel better soon! :)

Katrina said...

Love your linen, it came out so nice. Cute Jane Austen piece, can't wait to see your progress on your stocking.

Glad you are feeling well and enjoying your pregnancy :-).

Heather said...

I love all things Jane Austen, your finish is adorable, and I do agree with that quote! I am glad you are feeling good, that is wonderful. Your new start will be so pretty when it’s done. Good job on dying the fabric, I am a chicken and won’t try it :)

Siobhan said...

Lovely finish! Good for you on the fabric bake, too--it looks great!

anneke said...

love your newfound blog. the TSG design was new to me too, and as we are eating applepie each weekend these days... love it!

good luck on your pregnancy

Sally said...

Lovely finish Rachel:)

Hope you're feeling much better.

Sonda in OR said...

That's a lovely finish. TSG has such cute Jane projects. The fabric looks great...

Brigitte said...

A very beautiful little finish. And you were very successful dying your fabric. It looks really good.

Cindy F. said...

Adorable finish!! Congratulations!
and love your new start:)

Carol R said...

Nice finish and a great start! Your dyed fabric came out the perfect shade.

Teri said...

What a cute "fall" finish! I love the colors and design on the new start. Hope you feel better soon!

Kajsa said...

Cute finish! Your baked fabric looks great too.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Look at that great little finish just in time for Fall! And, your fabric dyeing looks very successful to me, Rachael. Did you know that pregnancy and sniffles..or sinus problems go hand-in-hand? It's something about the hormones. I'm afraid you might be experiencing them on and off for a while. :[ But it's all worth it, right? :]

Hazel said...

Lovely finish and great fabric. Glad you're feeling well. Can't be too long now surely?? xx