Everything Austen Challenge

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A finish!! Jane Austen on the Weather, this is from The Sampler Girl’s Companion Booklet #4. I stitched this on light sand Belfast Linen using Carrie’s Creation Silks. I think these threads are beautiful, and by the way, it is dreadful hot here today!

This is the perfect kickoff for the Everything Austen Challenge! For the challenge you choose 6 Austen ‘projects’ you would like to complete by January 1, 2010. The challenge is mainly about reading and viewing….but I plan to include crafty things in my list as well.  Actually I didn’t include any viewing since I will probably rewatch everything available at least once by 1/1/2010 anyway.

For the challenge I plan 1. to get at least four things framed and hung on my….

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…very pitiful Jane Austen Sampler ‘wall’…

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2. 3. & 4. Read three Jane Austen-ish books….

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and for 5. & 6. finish stitching two Jane Austen projects (at least).

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I’m already planning to include  the challenge ‘prize’ to my next Amazon order so I’m only joining for the Austen Fellowship of the challenge but what fun! 

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17 thoughts on “Everything Austen Challenge

  1. Here I am scrolling slowly down and reading, and when I got to the picture of your Jane Austen wall I burst out laughing!! LOL! You are too funny! Thanks for the laugh!

  2. Oh, what a great challenge! And yes, your JA wall gave me a good laugh. I should photograph my mental walls, which are almost over-full of samplers …. LOL!

  3. WOW, you pictures are beautiful! I’m a knitter myself and have done a bit of stitching in the past, but nothing like this. Your stuff is beautiful!
    Thanks so much for joining my challenge!!

  4. I love all your Jane Austen projects! The wall will be fabulous when everything’s framed and hung. This is one of those sites that got me back to reading Austen. (And I love that little pillow, too!) The challenge sounds like fun!

  5. Looks like you’re all ready for your JA challenge! Seems you have quite a lot of finishes that once you get them framed, will fill your JA wall nicely 🙂

  6. I didn’t realize Jane Austen had written about the weather ( and what she says is so true ) . It’s such a good idea to stitch all those pieces with Jane Austen’s sentences. She is a favourite writer for so many of us. and your pincushion is a beauty.
    Have a good day,
    Nicole

  7. This is a fabulous way to attack the challenge! I truly admire a good piece of stitching. I love thread, I love fabric. Put them together and I love the textures. Your pieces look so pretty together and will look wonderful framed.

  8. As a quilter who also loves JA, I am planning a quilt in response to the challenge. I love your pincushion. I digitized a JA silhouette and stitched it on silk and framed it, but I am envious of your wall. I may have to start one too. Very original!

  9. Mary Kathryn, hi, me again :>)
    I love your Jane Austen collection of stitching. Everything is so varied and inspiring. I can’t wait to see how you finish off these pieces.
    Can I ask you where you got the fabric for the little portrait pincushion? It’s so pretty and I’d love to have a go at making one.
    Many thanks Angela

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