Wednesday, September 10, 2014

More of Jane

 Miss Jane is moving along again at great speed.  I really can't believe how fast she is coming along.  It must mean that I'm enjoying working on her.

As you can see I have nearly finished another section.  I just have to finish off the flower that I'm currently working on.  One I get the shape of the flowers worked out I shall fill them in and then I'm down to the last section.

As you know I have also worked on Rebecca Cullin which is another sampler that is very similar to Jane except Rebecca has a bird instead of Jane and her sheep.  I'm so looking forward to finishing Jane and getting a frame for her and hanging the two of them together.

It's quite amazing when you look at the photo of Jane on the chart.  You really don't realize how beautiful she is.

Thank you for stopping by and checking Jane.  Both she and I thank you :).  The end is getting closer and closer.  Probably two more posts and then she will be done.

Monday, September 1, 2014

More of Jane

Thought that you might like to see a little bit more of Miss Jane.  I really can't believe how quickly she is moving along.  Since the last time I posted I have finished the tree that surrounds Miss Jane and a few little things on that level.

Miss Jane and her lamb were great fun to work.  I loved working on the lamb.

Over the last few days I have been working on the next level.  Yesterday I filled in the strawberries with Bullion Stitch. Love doing those :) and at the moment I'm working on the leaf that will complete this section.  The leaf is stem stitch.  I guess the other bit could be some kind of seed pod.  It's all satin stitch and then has a lattice grid on top.  Th tendril on top is back stitch.  Tonight I should start working on the beautiful fan Carnation that is in the next section.

I find that when I have to outline pieces such as this that it's a lot easier to work it all in back stitch.  I discovered a long time ago that for instance the tree trunk that is in the photo above  that if when I'm working it all out that if I work it out in back stitch that it is easier and I don't get bambozzled following the sketch on the chart.  When I get the motif right or as right as I can get it, then I fill it all in with stem stitch.  The back stitch and stem stitch blend into each other.

We have had so much rain over the last month here in The Mountains.  It's really lovely to be able to see the sun again.  Today is the first day of Spring in Australia and I'm looking forward to some lovely warmer weather.

You might think if you live in the Northern Hemisphere that I have lost the plot and that I'm a bit early saying this.  But in Australia, the season's start every 3 months at the beginning of the month.  It goes back to the time that The First Fleet came to Australia.  It was when the soldiers changed from their Summer uniforms to their Winter Uniform.  1st of September is also Wattle Day.  Wattle is the National Flower of Australia.  It's lovely to see it's cheery face when driving down The Mountain.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me.