The Return of Miss Bean

Jenny Bean Pincushion

I am going to spoil you with how often I’ve posted this week. Don’t get used to it! But, there’s just so much to show! As I mentioned in my last post, we had our Secret Stitcher reveal at guild on Tuesday. I’ve already shown you what I stitched for my Secret Stitcher, now I need to show you what my Secret Stitcher stitched for me. Look at that beautiful pincushion! Does she know me or what? She stitched Jenny Bean’s Pin Tuffet and included the pretty pins that go with it. I was flabbergasted when I opened the bag. If I hadn’t been wearing heels, I would have run around the room shouting “Jenny Bean! Jenny Bean!” or I could have broken out in song…whichever. I love the little changes she made to it – adding “TRSG” and our initials along with the year. What a perfect way to remember my first Secret Stitcher!

And just to show you how lovely this is, I thought I’d show it with the original Miss Bean in all her Halloween fabulosity. Don’t they make a lovely pair? And of course, I’m sure you remember that Jenny Bean’s sampler was my favorite thing to stitch on ever. I think the only thing that comes close the Primitive Needle’s Earth Sampler. I love that one too. But choosing the Jenny companion was a spot on decision.

Jenny Beans

And you may also remember the beautiful piece my Secret Stitcher gave me in February. This is With My Needle by Heartstrings Samplery finished into a flat-fold. The gorgeousness abounds. And I love again that she’s included “TRSG” and the year. Such a keepsake.

With My Needle

I can definitely say that my Secret Stitcher spoiled me this year. I am too happy for words.

Back soon because I still have more to show you. Crazy, huh? When it rains…

I am grateful for air conditioning. Holy Cannoli it is hot here.

50 thoughts on “The Return of Miss Bean”

  1. That’s gorgeous Michelle! Your SS did a great job with both pieces, but I particularly like JB and I love the Shaker box she’s mounted in. A perfect match for your lovely JB Halloween Sampler 🙂

  2. That’s gorgeous Michelle! Your SS did a great job with both pieces, but I particularly like JB and I love the Shaker box she’s mounted in. A perfect match for your lovely JB Halloween Sampler 🙂

  3. What a beautiful gift from your secret stitcher!! Awesome companion piece to your JB Halloween Sampler!

    My sister called me yesterday to say she was melting. 100 degrees?! Yikes! Stay cool…

  4. What a beautiful gift from your secret stitcher!! Awesome companion piece to your JB Halloween Sampler!

    My sister called me yesterday to say she was melting. 100 degrees?! Yikes! Stay cool…

  5. Your secret stitcher made you such gorgeous things!!! The tuffet looks so great with your Jenny Bean piece. 😀 Do you ever find out who your secret stitcher is??

  6. Your secret stitcher made you such gorgeous things!!! The tuffet looks so great with your Jenny Bean piece. 😀 Do you ever find out who your secret stitcher is??

  7. Michelle, you lucky girl! What beautiful stitching projects you have received! I am wanting to make the Jenny Bean pin tuffet…but I keep telling myself no new starts til I finish Christmas at Hawks Run Hollow…I am close to finishing… 🙂

  8. Michelle, you lucky girl! What beautiful stitching projects you have received! I am wanting to make the Jenny Bean pin tuffet…but I keep telling myself no new starts til I finish Christmas at Hawks Run Hollow…I am close to finishing… 🙂

  9. MyLifesAStitch

    That pin tuffet is beautiful!! So is the flat fold! Your SS did a wonderful job for you!! 🙂

  10. MyLifesAStitch

    That pin tuffet is beautiful!! So is the flat fold! Your SS did a wonderful job for you!! 🙂

  11. I love your Jenny Bean gift! It’s stunning and so thoughtful, and I love the pins. Lucky you to get such a wonderful secret stitcher.

    Looking forward to your next post!

  12. I love your Jenny Bean gift! It’s stunning and so thoughtful, and I love the pins. Lucky you to get such a wonderful secret stitcher.

    Looking forward to your next post!

  13. It was your JB posts that sent me to the online shops to buy the chart, thread and fabric. While I was at it, I got the tuffet and shaker box too! I haven’t stitched a stitch yet but I know I’ll enjoy it when I do. I only hope it’s half as pretty as your JB and as your SS tuffet. I love the pins with it too. It’s a gorgeous piece and a very thoughtful SS gift for you!

  14. It was your JB posts that sent me to the online shops to buy the chart, thread and fabric. While I was at it, I got the tuffet and shaker box too! I haven’t stitched a stitch yet but I know I’ll enjoy it when I do. I only hope it’s half as pretty as your JB and as your SS tuffet. I love the pins with it too. It’s a gorgeous piece and a very thoughtful SS gift for you!

  15. I am loving all your posts lately! What a great pin cushion. I still love Jenny Bean and have to get it. So much to do, so little time.

  16. I am loving all your posts lately! What a great pin cushion. I still love Jenny Bean and have to get it. So much to do, so little time.

  17. Everything is so pretty!!!! Love the Jenny Bean pin cushion, too cute. And the gifts you made are both super cute. Glad the secret sister exchange was such a good experience for you!

  18. Everything is so pretty!!!! Love the Jenny Bean pin cushion, too cute. And the gifts you made are both super cute. Glad the secret sister exchange was such a good experience for you!

  19. Oh Michelle – both of those are lovely. I think that the SS stitcher is such a great idea. I love both of them and I was wondering what the JB piece looked like all stitched up. I’m working on that now, but haven’t gotten very far. Now I’m excited. You must just be thrilled to have received it.

  20. Oh Michelle – both of those are lovely. I think that the SS stitcher is such a great idea. I love both of them and I was wondering what the JB piece looked like all stitched up. I’m working on that now, but haven’t gotten very far. Now I’m excited. You must just be thrilled to have received it.

  21. LOVE it, Michelle!!! The pin cushion is just awesome!! You must find out who “KM” is. She’s a sweet, generous stitcher who’s done a spectacular job for you, and I know you’re thrilled. I’m so happy for you!

  22. LOVE it, Michelle!!! The pin cushion is just awesome!! You must find out who “KM” is. She’s a sweet, generous stitcher who’s done a spectacular job for you, and I know you’re thrilled. I’m so happy for you!

  23. Whaaat ?? Another post?? It was worth it though – that JB Tuffet is wonderful!! Makes me want to stitch mine. You are sooooo lucky. KM did a geat job.

    Don’t tell me how hot it is there – I think we had 86F here, and I was a sweaty mess – of course it was a bit humid. Not looking forward to broiling temps.
    See yoiu soon!

  24. Whaaat ?? Another post?? It was worth it though – that JB Tuffet is wonderful!! Makes me want to stitch mine. You are sooooo lucky. KM did a geat job.

    Don’t tell me how hot it is there – I think we had 86F here, and I was a sweaty mess – of course it was a bit humid. Not looking forward to broiling temps.
    See yoiu soon!

  25. Just catching up with your blog Michelle and WOW WOW WOW – what a wonderful exchange you rec’d from your SS – the JB pin tuffet is marvelous – looks spectacular with your JB halloween – and I love the HRH block you did for her and also the bluebird pin pillow is darling. I love exchanges but I’m terrible at them – I have a hard time with stitching deadlines so as much as I would love to – I just don’t participate. Enjoy them! Mel

  26. Just catching up with your blog Michelle and WOW WOW WOW – what a wonderful exchange you rec’d from your SS – the JB pin tuffet is marvelous – looks spectacular with your JB halloween – and I love the HRH block you did for her and also the bluebird pin pillow is darling. I love exchanges but I’m terrible at them – I have a hard time with stitching deadlines so as much as I would love to – I just don’t participate. Enjoy them! Mel

  27. OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow. Your pics are fantastic–I’m sure the pieces are even more fantastic-er. 😉 Beautiful. The pic of the pinkeep in its beautiful Shaker box on Jenny Bean Halloween made my heart skip a few beats.

    Hey, I see you’re reading Water for Elephants. L-O-V-E it! That one was a particularly good audio book. You probably already know this, but humor me anyway… you know it’s being made into a movie with none other than my husband Robert Pattinson, right?! Yep. I can’t WAIT for it.

  28. OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow. Your pics are fantastic–I’m sure the pieces are even more fantastic-er. 😉 Beautiful. The pic of the pinkeep in its beautiful Shaker box on Jenny Bean Halloween made my heart skip a few beats.

    Hey, I see you’re reading Water for Elephants. L-O-V-E it! That one was a particularly good audio book. You probably already know this, but humor me anyway… you know it’s being made into a movie with none other than my husband Robert Pattinson, right?! Yep. I can’t WAIT for it.

  29. Wow, that’s wonderful – I’m not surprised at your enthusiasm, it’s definitely well-deserved by those beautiful gifts!

  30. Wow, that’s wonderful – I’m not surprised at your enthusiasm, it’s definitely well-deserved by those beautiful gifts!

  31. The Scarlett House

    Oh my, oh my, oh my! What a wonderful choice for you. I absolutely love it. I’m sorely tempted to stitch one for myself.

  32. The Scarlett House

    Oh my, oh my, oh my! What a wonderful choice for you. I absolutely love it. I’m sorely tempted to stitch one for myself.

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