There have been some recent and not so recent additions to our home lately, and since I have been so neglectful in my blogging, a few are from last year even! If I don't start somewhere, I'll never catch up, so here goes, the first installment
The most recent one, back from the framer:
This is my Jenny Bean Sampler that I worked on all last fall and through the holiays...
Stitched on 40 count Ink Spot Black, it was a "sun-room" project that I could only stitch on during the day when the light was good, so I kept her out there, and another project in the living room to stitch on in the evenings, when not at work.
The chart is from The Scarlet Letter and I stitched it with the Au Ver A Soie silks called for.
Jenny Bean had been in my stash for a while, but here's what made me pull her out and get stitching last fall:
This little kitty came to live with us back in September. My friend had adopted a dog from our local animal shelter, and while I was there with her, I'd spotted some really cute kittens, so I had to go back. My son was wanting another cat to keep his cat company while he was at work during the day, but because she was sick when we first got her, she had to stay at our house, so his cat didn't get sick too. He named her Jenny. Well, long story short, it didn't work out for him, so we got to keep her :)
Now, what do you think this kitty gets called? Why Jenny BEAN, naturally! She is much bigger now and filled in some since her spay operation (she was so thin!), but for some reason, I cannot find those photos, so the ones above will have to suffice for now.
Notice the pug lounging in the background in the last picture? As you might guess, this little girl has shown all the boys who is boss.
So there it is, recent and not so recent additions. I will return soon and post more....more framed finishes and yes, another fur-baby addition ;-p
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