Lettering

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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…

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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.

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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!

56 thoughts on “Lettering”

  1. Your Jenny Bean is gorgeous Michelle! I’m so glad to hear you enjoy stitching this sampler because this is one pattern that is on my must get list. Your kitty is beautiful! Don’t they give great company?

  2. Your Jenny Bean is gorgeous Michelle! I’m so glad to hear you enjoy stitching this sampler because this is one pattern that is on my must get list. Your kitty is beautiful! Don’t they give great company?

  3. Thanks for the update, I’m enjoying this vicariously through your stitching as I haven’t got any time for mine yet. But soon… hopefully. Great progress!

  4. Thanks for the update, I’m enjoying this vicariously through your stitching as I haven’t got any time for mine yet. But soon… hopefully. Great progress!

  5. My goodness girl. You are in love with Jenny Bean lol.
    I think your blue tree looks perfect.
    I expect a happy dance soon as you are clipping right along.

  6. My goodness girl. You are in love with Jenny Bean lol.
    I think your blue tree looks perfect.
    I expect a happy dance soon as you are clipping right along.

  7. It’s looking wonderful Nicole. I didn’t order this pattern, but now, as always, after seeing yours, I think that I must have it! Everything about yours, even the blue trues is great. I can see why you’re in love with it.

  8. It’s looking wonderful Nicole. I didn’t order this pattern, but now, as always, after seeing yours, I think that I must have it! Everything about yours, even the blue trues is great. I can see why you’re in love with it.

  9. Michelle, your posts are always a treat to read.

    You are making great progress on Jenny Bean – she’s still in my stitching pile. I bet you’ll have her done before Saturday at the pace you are going.

    What a sweet cat. He looks very comfy on his Vera Bradley pillow.

    Enjoy your week.

  10. Michelle, your posts are always a treat to read.

    You are making great progress on Jenny Bean – she’s still in my stitching pile. I bet you’ll have her done before Saturday at the pace you are going.

    What a sweet cat. He looks very comfy on his Vera Bradley pillow.

    Enjoy your week.

  11. I too am working Jenny Bean and have had some of the same issues – coverage, sorting colors (that was more of a trick than a treat), etc. But I completely agree with you – once you get going, it’s great! Wait to you get to the border – I had fun with that!

  12. I too am working Jenny Bean and have had some of the same issues – coverage, sorting colors (that was more of a trick than a treat), etc. But I completely agree with you – once you get going, it’s great! Wait to you get to the border – I had fun with that!

  13. Terri(TerriBoog)

    I love the Jenny Bean sampler and yours is coming along beautifully! I ordered the Jenny Bean Christmas sampler and can’t wait to get that. I hope your DH had a wonderful b-day!

  14. Terri(TerriBoog)

    I love the Jenny Bean sampler and yours is coming along beautifully! I ordered the Jenny Bean Christmas sampler and can’t wait to get that. I hope your DH had a wonderful b-day!

  15. Great job on Jenny! You are moving!! A while back when you mentioned about the colors being clost, I thought I would have a look and see if I could help—BUT, they really are hard, and I thought I would see what happens when I get ready to stitch her. I am enjoying your progress pics!

  16. Great job on Jenny! You are moving!! A while back when you mentioned about the colors being clost, I thought I would have a look and see if I could help—BUT, they really are hard, and I thought I would see what happens when I get ready to stitch her. I am enjoying your progress pics!

  17. mainely stitching

    I’ve loved the JB sampler since I first saw it.

    I enjoy stitching with colors as they come out. It makes me feel a bit like Mother Nature just to use stuff as it is. LOL!

  18. mainely stitching

    I’ve loved the JB sampler since I first saw it.

    I enjoy stitching with colors as they come out. It makes me feel a bit like Mother Nature just to use stuff as it is. LOL!

  19. Michelle, I am so proud of you!! Not only are you making fantastic progress, you are going with the flow of things!! I love how your sampler is turning out – it is so much fun. Mine has languished due to some ornament stitching.

  20. Michelle, I am so proud of you!! Not only are you making fantastic progress, you are going with the flow of things!! I love how your sampler is turning out – it is so much fun. Mine has languished due to some ornament stitching.

  21. Lovin’ the progress on Jenny Bean, Michelle! I can’t wait to get started on mine. Congrats on overcoming your OCD tendencies. 😉

    Your kitty is adorable!

  22. Lovin’ the progress on Jenny Bean, Michelle! I can’t wait to get started on mine. Congrats on overcoming your OCD tendencies. 😉

    Your kitty is adorable!

  23. Love your Jenny Bean – I have my chart and threads but goofed around looking for stashed fabric and then finally placed the order this week. (sigh) – Oh well – Halloween next year on this one.
    Enjoy it ! Mel

  24. Love your Jenny Bean – I have my chart and threads but goofed around looking for stashed fabric and then finally placed the order this week. (sigh) – Oh well – Halloween next year on this one.
    Enjoy it ! Mel

  25. Deborah/LavenderRose

    Hi, Michelle! Your love of Jenny is an inspiration. It’s fun to hear how much you like stitching this one. It’s a darling piece.

  26. Deborah/LavenderRose

    Hi, Michelle! Your love of Jenny is an inspiration. It’s fun to hear how much you like stitching this one. It’s a darling piece.

  27. I had seen this before but wasn’t inspired until I saw your post. Thank you for being a long distance enabler!

    What was difficult about the sorting? I’m a new stitcher….

  28. I had seen this before but wasn’t inspired until I saw your post. Thank you for being a long distance enabler!

    What was difficult about the sorting? I’m a new stitcher….

  29. Michelle, you are making great progress on Jenny Bean. I love it! I also love the quilt! It turned out so sweet. I love those repro prints.

  30. Michelle, you are making great progress on Jenny Bean. I love it! I also love the quilt! It turned out so sweet. I love those repro prints.

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