Jenny McWhinney and “Mini Kits…Little Goat, Wash Day”

   It is years ago now that I purchased a “bunch” of Jenny McWhinney‘s Mini Kits…I am in the process of finishing up all of them. only two left… after ” The Little Goat, Wash Day. Here is what I have stitched so far…great kit for a quick project and some listening to music or watching an “old movie”! I started these over 5 years ago…sooooo…that is a long time now…Most if not all are still available on her website. You can click on her name above and it will take you right to her “new store” and “website”.

   Love the fuzzy front leg! Now for the ones I have finished…the pictures are below…of course it is hard to believe I did them all and enjoyed stitching everyone of them…I was only disappointed at one point after I received my first kit..I found out that Jenny had come to our area “after the fact” and I missed it!!! I heard she was very interesting!!!  This was a number of years ago now and hopefully we will have her back again sometime. Her kits are a bit unusual…I had to do a bit of deciphering…depended on the photo “a lot”. There are “scans” of the individual areas to be worked on. Also the tracing is definitely not the same as her picture of the embroidery on the front of the package. One thing though is Jenny says “that you do not have to match sitich for stitch when doing shading as long as you use the color guide and color areas approximately the same.” The affect achieved is similar. 


Little Duckling, Swimming Lessons

Little Hedgehog, Wrong Way

Little Piglet, Farmers Garden

Little Fish, Under the Lily Pad

Little Red Hen, Hatching Time

Little Tree Frog, Tropical Flowers

Little Squirrel, Collecting Berries

Little Kitten, Hattie’s Cat

5 thoughts on “Jenny McWhinney and “Mini Kits…Little Goat, Wash Day”

  1. Catherine

    Hi! Just a quick note to let you know I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. All the details and if you would like to accept, how to, are over on my blog later today.

      1. Catherine

        Your welcome! I love seeing your progress on your various pieces. I wouldn’t worry about the amount of time it takes – I have certainly not been fast getting this post up!

  2. Catherine

    I too love Jenny’s designs! They are always just so cute! I haven’t seen most of these designs so thank you for sharing. I’ve heard before about the printed designs nots quite matching the picture, and someone close to her told me it is because she is firstly an artist, and makes changes constantly. Which I guess makes them easier to stitch!

    1. Annie's Needle Arts Post author

      I am glad you mentioned that she is firstly an artist…it reminded me of someone who shared with me that when she designs it is very “quick” (while she has it pictured in her brain I guess) I am thinking my families background in printing and the precise placements etc. I want more structured design instructions…but I am finding more and more as I grow older I love the freedom of thread painting !Jenny’s designs are easy to stitch. I love her whimsical designs! (childlike joy!!!)


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