This is by a designer who I absolutely adore and have stitched several of her pieces in the past. One of my favourite things to do as the nights draw in is to curl up with my stitching in front of a good film, or more likely in my case - stream a TV boxset lol! Making sure that things match appeals to the OCD part of my personality, so when what I watch mirrors what I stitch I am a very happy Janeite!
I am of course speaking of Tanya Marie Anderson AKA The Sampler Girl (@bzmama on IG). Although she focuses less on cross stitch now, if you are into knitting podcasts and videos you should check out her YouTube channel and blog. In the meantime I still have a few of her stitching patterns squirreled away for future Austen marathons and those days when only Jane will do!
Here are a few of my previous TSG finishes from the past:
|Sense & Sensibility|
And here was my new start for the weekend:
I've chosen to stitch it on 40ct linen 1 over 2 entirely with silks - my new favourite combo as it appeals to me not only because of its delicacy but also its frugality! The chart calls for 15 different shades and I picked out silks from my stash covering seven different brands - including one shade imaginatively called Moose Drool :):
And here is where I got to, with Emma and P&P for company:
I was so tempted to carry on stitching it for a finish - but I still have one more new start to squeeze in this month and the final part of MBG came out over the weekend too..........