Monday, January 18, 2010

One Sunday a Month

One Sunday a month several of us are getting together from 1 to 5 p.m. to work on our projects. Part of the group is working on Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow (my progress so far is above) and the others are working on a project by Jeanette Douglas' - My Stitching Album (Cathy's progress on one of the pages is below).
I wanted to take a picture of each person and their project but as this was our first meeting I did not want to be too pushy. I am sure that by May I will be in full swing and will be taking photos of the gang in funny poses.
Above is Karin's progress on Block One of Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow (hereafter to be abbreviated as CHRH). Karin is working on 40 count linen with silk threads. I admit I had several moments of thinking about throwing in the towel because I am working on 36 count and compared to Karin's mine looked to big. Or so I thought before I went to Sunday stitch. More on that later as we go around the table. I will say that I do think this will be the preferred fabric count/threads because it looks just amazing!!! (Plus Karin is an expert stitcher! Man, she is good!). But I am having a bit of trouble keeping up with 36 count. It is the highest count I have worked on so far.
This is one of Debbie's pages on My Stitching Album. I should have taken pictures of all of the pages she has finished so far! Doh! Debbie is a stitcher extraordinaire also. More proof of that coming up in this post.
Pat is doing CHRH on 32 count with DMC. It looks awsome! I love her needle minder too! Queen Pat is now her name.
Rita is on the Jeanette Douglas team. Pictured here is a very difficult stitch that she mastered during the afternoon. I know that feels great!
Here is the lovely Teri showing her gorgeous work so far. CHRH on 32 count with the silks. Yummy!
Here is my lovely buddy Patti. She worked on and finished this totally wonderful JBW Design for a Valentine swap she is in. Do you see all of the charts behind her? We are all sitting around a table surrounded by the most wonderful charts/ideas/threads! Again, I say unto you, go to Inspired Needle!!!! It is the best and home to many unique charts you won't find anywhere else.
Eye Candy!!! Debbie worked up this Heinzeit chart for a shop model. It is amazing! My camera did not caputre all of the subtle colors and sparkling jewels; but you can get a pretty good idea of how cool this piece is.
Love Dancer's tutu!
One of the things I like best about this piece is how the reindeer's names are shaded.
Above is Linda's CHRH. Okay, here is the truth. Before I came to the shop on Sunday I was working on my piece and thinking it just did not measure up compared to Karin's. I actually went as far as to bring other projects with me to work on Sunday. Yes, I was going to quit. But then there was Linda! She is working on 36 count with DMC thread just like me. She started in the middle of the design so I could see how exciting some of the other squares were. Yippee! It looked stupendous so I am back in business! It would have been so typical of me to just quit and never go back to the project; so I am glad that I have rescued this piece along with my gumption.

The lovely Barb was with us also. I did not get a picture of her or her amazing work. I will rectify that soon. Barb is Amazing!!!!!! Her work is on par with the great masters! She also stitches a lot and always has such wonderful things to show and tell. So in February I will make it my mission to drive everyone crazy with my camera so that I can share lots more inspiration with you.

And the best part???? Tomorrow night is the regular Tuesday stitch night!!!! So much fun!


teresa w said...


The blog post is great. It was so much fun yesterday and we get to do it again tomorrow! Don't give on on C@HRH! I worked on it several more hours last night during the Grammys and 24 ~ I just love it ~ and what a great memory it will be.

Jon Lee said...


That was so interesting. I'm sure your 36 ct. is beautiful. I am working on Shores at Hawk Run Hollow on 36 ct. with Vicki Clayton silks. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow night.

Jon Lee

beth said...

I'm so glad you're loving this and the women you get to meet while playing.....

CathyR said...

Laura, you're so fun to have around. I'm glad you're documenting our monthly stitch-in. It will be a nice record of our progress. And a year from now you can look back on this and think, "Now why was I ever worried about stitching on 36 count?"

Patti said...

Yup- you and your camera!!! It was a good time though...Love all the pics- I didn't get to see everyone's progress like you showed- so that was fun to see. See you tonite

Apron Thrift Girl said...

These are just beautiful. I recently did a post about creating a craft group but without the fabulous photos that you included. Just lovely.

staci said...

What fun to get together to stitch! I bet you look forward to it every month :)

Nicole said...

Wow, they're all beautiful! What a fun group to hang out with! I love your CaHRH on the 36 ct. I'm so glad you decided not to start over! :)

Jeanie said...

How wonderful! I missed you so much while I was at my conference! You (on the other hand!) have been so busy stitching I know you couldn't possibly miss me! I love this!

Kellie said...

Hi Laura,
You are so lucky to have a wonderful shop and stitch night with other stitchers. :) Your CHRH looks fabulous. Do. not. give. up. :) It is going to be a beautiful work of art. Everyone's stitching looks great. Love all the projects and various choices. I have been eyeing those reindeer and debating...your pictures are about to push me over the edge. LOL!
Hope you had fun stitching last night too. Have a great rest of the week!

Katrina said...

I am planning on doing all the Hawks Run Hollow pieces and I deliberately got different counts, a couple on 36 count and a couple on 40 :-). They are all gorgeous.

All the photos were so much fun. And you are right, Karin's stitching is fabulous and she's such a fast stitcher too.

Karin said...

Fun fun!! It was a fun Sunday afternoon and fun to see everyone's progress!!!

See you soon!