Monday, October 1, 2012

See Jane cross the finish line.....

Yup, she's done.  (I find I'm typing "yup" a lot these days.  Comes from IM'ing with the boy child.  lol!)

Jane Philpott Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler
40ct Homespun Linen (Lakeside)
AVAS and NPI called for

She's a beauty.


Her border is a bit wonky so my pictures always look like they're crooked!



I looked back and found that I started her at the beginning of August.  Jane did a good job keeping me entertained during all the trauma of taking the boy child to college and getting used to the empty nest.

I won a giveaway from Donna of By the Bay Needleart fame.  I got to choose one of her latest releases, and I chose this one.


I love Donna's series Birds of a Funky Feather.  Now I have all 4 that have come out so far.


Thank you, Donna, for the giveaway!

I did pick up some framing over the weekend, but I haven't unwrapped the pieces yet.  I want to keep them safe until I can hang them up.  I want to hang them in here.


That's right, the girl child's old room.  We started painting yesterday.  Got most of the work done too.  Lots more detail work to be painted and prepped though -- that picture rail has to be done for example.  (Thanks again, Carol, for telling me what that rail thingie is!)


Mia quite enjoyed the painting.  We had two of the windows open, so she just sat in the windows, gazing on the world outside and wondering what in blazes we were doing.  lol!  And she didn't walk in the paint trays even once.  :D

I think it'll be a while before the sewing/craft room is finished.  We'll take it slow but sure.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a wonderful week!  Enjoy the first day of October!


68 comments:

Lene said...

Jane is gorgeous! So much details and so much work. It is beautiful. I know the feeling of having something help you through hard time. I did my Dear Jane quilt while I was unemployed. It helped - a lot! Good luck with the sewing room. Lucky you:)

Cathy B said...

Hurray on your finish! Jane looks magnificent!

Erica said...

Oh wow! Jane is just magnificent!
Beautiful!
Good luck with your painting! I used to love painting, and get it done in a breeze. Now I feel all these aches and pains that weren't there before! LOL Sure slows me down!

Solstitches said...

Jane certainly is a beauty.
Congratulations on finishing another masterpiece!
Lovely giveaway win.
Margaret

Sherry said...

Jane is beautiful! Lucky you getting a sewing room! Each time I kid my boys about turning their room into a sewing room, I get the stink eye from them! lol. Yea for Mia being good and not stepping in the paint!

Love to Stitch said...

OUTSTANDING!!!!!! Jane is gorgeous, what a fantastic piece. Looking forward to seeing your new framed pieces!!!! Do I see great preparation in the girls room for a craft room?!!!!! How fun is this going to be!!!!!!!!! Nice work :)
Love the crazy bird patterns-- nice to switch it up :)

Mii Stitch said...

Gorgeous finish!! Well done!
Glad you've started on the "craft" room ☺ Hope the cat is not too high on paint fumes ☺

Deb said...

Jane looks wonderful Margaret!! She's going to be absolutely beautiful framed and in your new room.

I don't envy all that painting, but you're going to have a great sewing room when all is finished. We've got a bunch of painting to do here and I'm not looking forward to it because DH always gets his panties in a bunch over the whole thing! LOL

What's next on the stitching agenda? And have you started Susan yet?

robindefender said...

Congrats on the finish. It's fabulous. I can't believe Mia didn't manage to make some sort of mess while you were painting. What a good kitty!

Isadarena said...

Wow!!Margaet, many congrats on your Jane Sampler : it is gorgeous !!
Good Luck for the painting and your Mia is always so cute :-))

Annie said...

That's a lot of stitching to complete so quickly. A really beautiful piece of work. Congrats!

And congrats on winning one of Donna's super charts too.

Loraine said...

Oh Wow! Congrats on a beautiful finish! What a lot of work, and I can't believe it only took you 2 months to finish. That would have taken me 20 years.
Yea, I'm so glad to see that you are painting! Your craft room is going to be fabulous. Can't wait to see what samplers you hang in there. :)
Have a great day dear friend.

BrendaS said...

Beautiful finish Margaret! I'm sure your craft/sewing room will be worth the wait:))

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

You're right, Margaret ~ Jane is a beauty! Congratulations on yet another spectacular finish!!

Mugwump Woolies said...

She surely is a beauty! Can't wait to see her framed and hanging in your new room!
Robyn

barbara said...

Mia's an awfully good girl. Last time I painted, I'm not even going to admit to how many kitty prints found their way around the house!

Wonderful finish - congratulations o a true beauty!!

cucki said...

Hurray !!!
yayyyyyyy on your finish! Jane looks so pretty.
hugs xxx

Cari said...

Oh Margaret...Jane is S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G. There is certainly not much open space on this one. She is just beautiful. And I know when you look at her you'll always think of the summer you son went to college. Sweet memories.

Congratulations on starting with your new sewing room!! You will love it for sure!!

Mia is such a sweetie. She is really growing fast...just like our children. Have a simply fabulous week!! Hugs

dixiesamplar said...

What a beauty Jane is!! And I can't wait to see what you had framed, bet they are just as lovely.

Congrats on the blog win, and how wonderful that you are getting a craft room of your very own :o)

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, and best of luck with my giveaway...maybe luck will strike you twice.

Giovanna said...

Great finish, congratulations!

Hazel said...

Wow you speedy thing! Jane looks gorgeous. She is a real beauty and a testimony to your patience and talents. Love your new charts from Donna too. They will be great fun to stitch. x

Teresa S. said...

You are truly a speedy stitcher!
Jane is wonderful!
Yeah, your stitching room is on the way :)

Roberta said...

Yeah!! you will have your own space, you will love it!!! I love mine.

Jane came out beautifully and you stitching it so quickly - good job.

Mia is a cute as always.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Oh my goodness, your sampler is just a marvel! Congratulations on such a beautiful finish. I love that bird series. A great giveaway. Can't wait to see the craft room!!!
Linda

Katrina said...

Pretty finish, congrats!!!!! Love that snake. Can't wait to see your stitching room all finished.

Cristina said...

Gorgeous and beautiful like all samplers you do. Congratulations.
Awesome to be able to have a sewing/craft room.
Mia is already training to be your "assistant" when you are working there.

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'm excited for you that you'll be getting your very own stitching room soon.
Congrats on finishing Jane... she looks fabulous.

susanc said...

"Jane" is gorgeous! Well done! :)

Kielrain said...

Jane is really beautiful. Amazing.

Good luck on the painting!

Joy said...

Jane is beautiful and you are amazing! You are going to love your new room with the old and new memories. Does DH paint for others:)

Catherine said...

Stunning finish, Margaret!! I can't believe you only started this in August! Good for you for starting on the room, although, don't take too long, cause I want to see what pieces you got back from the framers!😊
Mia is so cute!!

Vickie said...

Oh my! Can I tell you, I actually got goose bumps from Jane. The verses and the details, so lovely Margaret.
Hooray! Good for you two on getting a fresh look for that room.

Beth said...

Jane is really amazing - and you stitched her up so quickly too! Yup, you did!

Miss Pants said...

Great finish! And hooray for progress on your craft room.

marly said...

Beautiful Margaret. Jane is really packed with stitches and you've done a perfectly fine job. How exciting to create a personal room. Mia obviously has dibs on window treatments!

Lizzie said...

Gorgeous stitching as always Margaret and the room is going to look fabulous, you're going to love having your own room...!
Lizzie
xxx

samplerlover said...

Congratulations on getting the beautiful Jane finished. Looking forward to seeing her framed.

Oh you lucky thing getting a sewing room. I am sure that it will look wonderful when you have finished it all. - Sandra.

Nancy said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish! Can't wait to see it framed!

So glad you started on the sewing room! Mia makes a great supervisor!

Jackie said...

Congrats on your finish! Jane is a beauty!

No details on paint color? Do tell!

Deborah said...

Yeah! I am glad that you are doing your craft/stitching room. Jane is truly a beauty.

Susan said...

Jane is absolutely beautiful!!
Congratulations!
Congrats on the prize also.
Happy Stitching!

Faye said...

OMG!!! Absolutely breathe taking!!!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh quelle merveille ! I love your sampler ! it's very beautiful !!!! bisous de FRANCE

Veronica said...

Jane is just amazing. Congratulations! Mia is such a good kitty for not stepping in paint :D

Hugs,
Veronica.

Mary said...

Jane looks beautiful! Will she go in your new stitching room? Love the color you've chosen for the walls. Perfect for displaying needlework!

ricketyjo said...

Oh my gosh, Jane looks so beautiful! Congrats on the finish!

Bertie said...

Wow there is a lot going on in this sampler! It's another beauty, congrats!
The win looks interesting and keeping your mind busy!
Haveba good week!

Ellen said...

Another beautiful finish, Margaret! Your house must look like a museum with all your incredible samplers! So what's up next? Knowing you, you've already started on something wonderful!

Know that you are "tickled pink" with your new room. What color did you decide to paint the walls? Are you going to use the "picture rail"? (You probably can find photos on-line showing you how to use one?) How lucky you are to be in an old house that has such already in place.

Rita said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish!

Siobhán said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations on the finish, Margaret! Jane looks wonderful. I can't wait to see how you get the room set up when the time comes.

Krista said...

Congrats on your new finish! Jane is so beautiful! That is great new stash, those birds look like a lot of fun.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on finishing Jane and congrats on your win! Your special room is looking good so far. Can't wait to see it progress. Have a good week my friend!

Melody said...

Congratulations on the finish of Jane!! Wonderful.

I was happy to see that you won a giveaway.

How exciting that the painting has started on your future craft room.

Chris said...

Congratulations on finishing Jane! She looks mahhvalous!
Are you excited about the room? I can't wait to see what you do with it.
I would have picked the owl too. I love those funky birds.
Mia looks very happy!

Chris said...

Congratulations on finishing Jane! She looks mahhvalous!
Are you excited about the room? I can't wait to see what you do with it.
I would have picked the owl too. I love those funky birds.
Mia looks very happy!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on finishing Jane, she looks amazing!

Great win with the chart, it's a lovely design.

Good luck with the painting, that's one job I have always hated in our house. We have those picture rail things as well. The idea of having to paint them a different colour frightened me, so I had my DH paint the same colour as the wall, a much easier job him.

Andrea said...

That Jane, she's a gorgeous one ;-) You did a fantastic job, can't wait to see her framed!

Brigitte said...

Oh, how gorgeous, Margaret. And it was really a fast run, wasn't it.
A great choice you made from the By the Bay Needleart. I would have been in a real dilemma as there are so many charts that I love, lol.

Nicola said...

Jane is beautiful. I would love to visit your home to see all your wonderful needlework displayed "en masse".

Cant wait to see what your next sampler will be. xxx

merumo said...

Congrats to Jane's finish! WOW, another BAP will be hang on your wall!! Hopefully your painting project has finished by now and you have an extra room for you, maybe? Oh, Mia may want to settle there??

Evelyne said...

Jane is beautiful!Congratulations.
Lucky you, a craft room for your own!
Do you started Susan yet? I'm still waiting on my supplies!
Mia is so cute.

Lovely day, Evelyne


woolwoman said...

Jane is so gorgeous - i'm glad she helped you thru a rough patch. I think it is so positive that you are re-doing your DD's room and making into a haven just for you. I can only imagine what beautiful samplers will grace the walls when you are done. Enjoy the process and your upcoming weekend - Mel

Sally said...

Wahoooo! Congratulations on a stunning finish! What's next?

Nicole said...

Sorry this is so late!! Congrats on your amazing finish Margaret! I can't wait to see your room when it's all done!

Ranae said...

Oh! This is a stunning finish, you must be so darn happy
It's a beauty
Nice win
Put that guy to work, lol
Hope he's done painting the room by now, I'm so behind in blog reading
Take care

Anne said...

Margaret!!!!!!! Jane is GORGEOUS!!!!!! Well done on finishing her! I love your colours on Jane...so lush! I'm still working on that big potted plant in the corner!! Grats on the wins too!! Yay, a sewing/stitching room! Hugs to Mia!!

Babs in Alabama said...

This is so beautiful, Margaret! I've started to do it and always sit and look at it wondering if the work would be more brilliant than the poor picture of it. Yours is brilliant all anyone would need for encouragement.
I love all Donna's designs and her giveaways are always so generous :)

Susan said...

Wow, Margaret, how do you stitch so fast?! Jane is another stunning finish.

Kudos to you on redecorating your daughter's room. My oldest left for college in 2004 and I still haven't begun changing his room over to a guest room. Actually, for the first year or two he was in college, we referred to his room as "The Shrine" and I was known to spend time standing in the middle of it just enjoying that things were exactly the way I left them after cleaning the room.