I’ve been stitching away on Jenny Bean and still loving every single minute of it. I have to say that there is just something about this piece that encourages me to relax a little bit about my stitching. At first, I was having lots of anxiety about the fact that I couldn’t be sure that I’d sorted my thread correctly, and then I was having heartache about the coverage of the black. But, I got over it. And now, I’m like…blue tree, ok! Bits of red in my skein, ok! I’m just going with it. Which is kind of a weird feeling…because I am the person that will fussy cut my thread skein to get the color I want out of the variegation. Remember my snake in Earth Sampler? I restitched his stripes so that I could have only the bright green. Well, this is not to say that I am a new woman and have left my OCD tendencies behind…but somehow, Jenny Bean is providing her own brand of anti-anxiety.
I was able to spend a good portion of Saturday evening stitching (while baking a pie at the same time, how’s that for multi-tasking!). I also got caught up on my shows from last week, Gossip Girl and Vampire Diaries. Although, I was disappointed Vampire Diaries was a rerun…what’s up with that? We’re only a month into the season! Anyway, I got a lot of stitching done. And my helper showed me a new use for my little Vera Bradley bag…
Apparently, it also makes a good pillow.
I was able to make good progress on Jenny this weekend, even with it being Eric’s birthday. Here’s my progress as of Sunday morning.
I love this piece so much! And Sunday night I was able to get a little further, I now have two R’s, a P, a G and part of an F. So, I’ll have more to show you soon. I’m going to continue on with the alphabet, and then will probably move on to the cartouche with Jenny’s name and date in it. Then, all that will leave me is the wording at the bottom and the border. And this really is the perfect Halloween stitch. I am so glad I started it immediately upon it showing up at my doorstep.
I am grateful for another loss on the scale!