Thursday, August 05, 2010

Stitching Fun

Another excellent Tuesday night was had by all who attended the bimonthly festivities at the Inspired Needle. We have so much fun, and anyone who would like to join us is welcome to attend. We meet the first and third Tuesday evenings. Please click the link above to be taken to the Inspired Needle website.

Above is a wonderful finish by Pat. It is another fantastic pattern by Carriage House Samplings. If anyone has a ton of CHS patterns that they would like to donate to my cause (the cause of lusting over all CHS patterns); please let me know! (Obviously that is a joke, because everyone loves these patterns!!!!!)
Pat is now working on this marvelous oversized pin cushion!!!!! Love it!!!
Our stitching guru, Barb, recently came across the deal of a lifetime and was able to purchase a large lot of linen.....here we are looking at it and just dreaming of all of the wonderful things one could do with that pile!!!!
The lovely and talented Jayne is working on this adorable witch from With Thy Needle. At the end it will be finished into the shape of a candy corn!!!! We were all particularly taken with the cuteness of her shoes!
Above and below are my purchases of the evening. Inspired Needle has a reward program and it came at exactly the right time for me!!!!! Above is one of the new BBD books........yum! Below is new LHN pattern. It will be a great companion to my finished piece (see bottom of post).
Below is one of Barb's current projects. This picture does not do it justice. It is just a really stunning work. Can't wait to watch the progress on this one. Gorgeous with a capital G!
Below is a close-up of the gorgeousity (yes, that is now a word! well it is to me at least!)
Below is Linda's newest work in progress. This is her first CHS design and it is so darn cool!!! Love the fabric that she and Cathy picked out for this one. By the end of the evening Linda had finished that pumpkin and the number 2 inside of the pumpkin really stood out and looked fabulous.
Here is another work in progress of Barb's. It is the "Alphabet Sampler" by Chessie & Me. I am immediately adding it to my wish list. There is a little girl figure in the middle. I love her!!!!
Ta-da!! I have a finish!!!! I will either find a ready-made frame that she will fit in or send her off to be made into a mattress pad pin cushion. I envision a basket filled with little projects someday.
Hope your day is great and filled with things you love to do and see!

14 comments:

Margaret said...

I love seeing all the pics from your stitching get togethers. Wonderful! And congrats on the finish -- and the stash! Both are great!

valerie said...

What a fun get together! Sounds like a great time and thanks for all the photos of everyone's wips and stash! Lots of wonderful things! Congrats on your finish!

Deborah said...

Congrats on the finish. Everyone's work looks great. Aren't stitching groups fun?

Jennifer said...

Wow thanks for all these great pics! Love your get together pics and congrats on the finish and stash. sounds like lots of fun on a summer's eve!

woolwoman said...

you are so lucky you have a shop where you can go and stitch with like minded people. Thankfully we do have our sampler guild and EGA but very few of them are interested in samplers or stitching on linen. Thanks for showing the wonderful works of your friends. Melody

rebecca said...

Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a lot of fun. Everyone has started some great projects.
I have stitched the Alphabet sampler by Chessie and Me. I love it. It can be tricky so watch carefully when you get around to stitching it.

Jon Lee said...

Hi Laura, Thank you for posting such beautiful pictures of everyone's projects. I have to admit I haven't stitched too much. I have read about thirty-five books this summer however.

Sally said...

Wow what wonderful pictures Laura. Everyone's WIP and stash are gorgeus! Love your LHN finish.

Joanie said...

Love your pics from your stitchy get togethers. I wish you were closer, I'd love to join in! Congrats on the finish, it's a cutie! Oh, I have a few duplicate CHS's if you want them. Email me...(mikes1mom@gmail.com and I'll let you know what I have. I know for sure I have Westwinds and a few others....

Patti said...

It all looks so wonderful- everyone is either finishing or making such excellent progress on their pieces! Yay- Liberty Belles came in (not Liberty Bells-lol). It looks awesome! Have a great weekend.

Katrina said...

Love all the pictures!!!! I had such a good time at the stitching evening :-).

teresa said...

Laura
thanks for posting the pictures. I was sad to miss the evening but at least I got to see what everyone is working on. See you soon

Crystal said...

You girls certainly look like you have fun with this. I was an avid cross stitcher years ago and recently received a few items back from my Grandmothers home, bringing me right back to the memories of the hours I spent finding just the right patterns and thread. And winding all that thread onto the little bobbin cards was nearly as relaxing as the stitching itself!

Jeanie said...

Back from vacation and catching up! Your group sounds great -- lots of good inspiration there.

My verification word is Comart. I work in the CommArts building!