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.


Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Είναι καταπληκτικό το sampler σας, το λάτρεψα !!! Και η δική μου τελευταία ανάρτηση έχει 2 samplers με Ελληνικό αλφάβητο παλαιά !! Αν με επισκεφτείτε θα τα δείτε !!!Βλέπω το blog σας εδώ και λίγο καιρό και είναι πολύ ενδιαφέρον !!!Χαιρετίσματα πολλά από Ελλάδα !!

Margaret said...

OMG! Thank you for telling me why your seasons always change before ours. I've always wondered about that!!!! Thank you!!! So interesting -- this has made my day. I love Australian history facts.

Your Jane -- it's breathtaking! Wow! I'm glad I haven't tried to tackle her. Why didn't I realize it had so much embroidery involved? I love seeing your progress. You are so fast!

Melissa said...

Jane is just beautiful! I laughed when you said you're amazed it's stitching up so quickly. For you. For the rest of us I think it will be much longer. Thanks for the tips!

Happy Spring to you!

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Barb said...

Miss Jane is quite beautiful!

Karoline said...

Jane is looking gorgeous, great progress

Peg said...

She's looking beautiful! Congrats on the progress.

Peg x

Ellen said...

Your Jane is really coming along beautifully! I must put her on my "to-do" list. Thanks for your tips.

I'm looking forward to watching your progress on this amazing sampler.