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!
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