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Friday, January 31, 2014

Jane has arrived!

Actually she arrived a few days ago...the box was (as per usual) stomped and ripped open by USPS but due to careful packing by the seller everything inside was pristine. There is a HUGE piece of 35ct linen (more than the sampler calls for) 13 skeins of NPI silks and 2 types of gold threads. Also the instruction book for Jane herself...which is at least an inch thick and full of very clear instructions and charts. I was surprised there was no colour photo, but as I have books with large detailed photos of Jane this is not an issue.
 
 
Lovely silks...
 
 
antique white (I think) linen, the fabric envelope is from Vera Bradley and was a bonus...
 
 
 
The instruction book.
 
I really have no plans to start her just yet...the instructions look 
 easy to follow, but there is some rather elaborate surface stitching on Jane, including the braided chain stitch, which just looking at the diagrams for it gives me anxiety!
 
Anyway, just thought you might like a peek at her. Keep stitching ladies!!
 

4 comments:

Krista said...

How wonderful you received Jane, and nice that it came with the lovely NPI silks!

Chris said...

Woohoo!! I am looking forward to seeing your progress on this!

Cheryl Matzker said...

Oh my gosh. How on earth did you find this? I thought I had all of Kay's books. Obviously not. Do you know where I can find a copy of this? Please let me know.

Cheryl Matzker said...

Please tell me where I can find this pattern. I thought I had all of Kay's books but this one certainly got past me and I would LOVE to get it. Please let me know.