Tapestry without needle and thread

So I’ve been spending the last week quietly putting into action some of the things I roughed out two weeks ago, after that stint of 6 weeks solid temp work.

Remember this?


Yes, I sat down and nutted these general areas of action down, and have made a step toward getting at least SOME of them done. The Outlander story in picture form, which I affectionately call The Gabeaux Tapestry for instance. I have now completed three more panels for the new scarf design, and am therefore nearly halfway finished.

I hope you like the look of these:

I’m thinking I will adjust the colours in the next one so that there are some choices like this:

You’ll have to tell me whether the garish colours on skin tone and hair are too off putting, but I thought it might broaden the range of clothing this scarf could be worn with, without ruining the story.

And talking about colour change – it’s doing that outside right now. Moving from a long dry summer into the vivid colours of Autumn. I am quite ready for it to do that, because I love an excuse to huddle under covers and read a good book, guilt-free. I love making soup and casseroles that require slow cooking. And it’s a season for time spent inside playing board games or watching a DVD with friends.

And yes, I know it’s coming into summer for all of my northern hemisphere friends – enjoy!! It was just over a year ago that I set off for Scotland and found it wintry rather than the Spring I expected. Can you believe that I have been there and written a book in the time since? I can’t. As you can see on my planning map, travel is high on my list of priorities, and I’m already working out which of many pilgrimages to make to places close to my heart. No doubt I’ll write about them too and take you all along with me.



  1. Railie Douglas · April 30, 2016

    Hi Jenny. Love your Gabeux tapestry. In its original colour. Don’t feel variations enhance it. Terrific idea. Have seen the Bayeux tapestry. Only fitting Outlander should have one too! Autumn is dragging the chain here. Colder at night. Still hot days.

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    • jennyjeffries · April 30, 2016

      Thanks Raillie – and for your opinion re colour. I think I agree with you.


  2. bigdoh · April 30, 2016

    I can’t wait for your tapestry to be done! I agree with Raillie about the colors as well! We’ve had a cold spring, but predictions are for a very hot summer. We’ll see how the Hobbit House manages the heat!xx

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    • jennyjeffries · April 30, 2016

      Let me know! I’ll look into a line of Fans if it doesn’t handle heat


  3. Betty Dippi · April 30, 2016

    Like it best in the original. Re-colors not as appealing. Have you every considered blogging your process, step by step? Or at least document the steps as it could become a class. You could then combine travel goals with teaching and still support yourself.

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    • jennyjeffries · April 30, 2016

      Thanks Betty, good thoughts. I’d love to teach – not sure how to do that successfully on line when it uses PhotoShop but I’ll consider it.


  4. Pam Saville · April 30, 2016

    Can’t wait to see what else you are doing this year, I love the tapestry idea and unlike the others I like the original colour and the purply one. I know I just love to be different Haha. Any time you are passing Taupiri mountain stop in for a coffee and catch up πŸ™‚ XXXX

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    • jennyjeffries · April 30, 2016

      Oh Pam, I will. It’s hard going south without going through Taupiri. And thanks – I plan to do the natural one but add an alternative for the rebels πŸ˜‚


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