Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sunday and Tuesday Stitching

We are really getting together a great bunch of people together for our group stitches at the Inspired Needle. If you want to laugh, get excited about stitching and find 2 bazillion new things to stitch, then this is your place!!! Above and below are some new works by Linda. She is so talented! So nice! So friendly! You just want to hang out with her forever.
Below is Karin's newest Vera bag. I think the name of it is Day and Night. It is huge and the perfect bag for bringing stitching places.
Below, another Linda work in progress! It is new from Little House Needleworks and is so wonderful! She had it finished on Sunday!
Next up is Teresa's work so far on our main Blackbird Design project from our BBD weekend. It is stunning! Oh, and look, peeking in is my Vera reading glasses case! So cute!
This is what I was working on. I am almost done with it now!!! So cute!!! Little House Needleworks.
Teresa and I both bought this pattern and we are going to have our own little stitch-a-long! We are starting this weekend!
Below is my Vera stitch bag! I love, love, love it!!!!
Now for a special treat! Here are some projects that Barb finished. She has exquisite taste!!!
I am especially obsessed with this work in progress of Barb's. The colors are so calming and the whole design is such a winner!
Wouldn't you love to have this clock keeping time in your home? Gorgeous!
Okay, next up is a stroke of brilliance!!! Barb saw this frame in the shop several weeks ago and loved it. Well, who wouldn't??? It is amazing. She decided to take part of a design and stitch it to fit in the frame! Brilliant! Gorgeous! Our hearts were going pitter patter!
Another work by Barb.....this is an older Carriage House Sampler piece.
Cathy has a trunk show from My Big Toe Designs (yes, that is a very strange name!) I loved this idea below; just stitching a part of a sampler and framing it.
Here is a new chart by Jardin Prive that I know will end up in my stash. It is just too much fun!
How about this finished piece by Jayne????????? Stunning, with a capital S!!!!!!!!! The mat and frame are just perfect for it!!!! It will look wonderful in Jayne's beautiful home!!!!!
I can hardly wait for our next stitchy get together! I was spoiled with having so much time with these great friends this past weekend!!!

Monday, July 05, 2010

Toy Story 3

Mike and I went to see Toy Story 3 yesterday and we LOVED it!!! We also both cried our eyes out because of its sweet message. Do not miss seeing this movie!
I was reading an article in Entertainment Weekly which said that so far in 2010 this is the only movie that can be considered for Best Picture. I believe it now.
I love the design of these movie posters too! Simple, clean and very eye-pleasing.
We saw it in 2-D (in other words, the regular way) and I thought it looked so beautiful. Earlier this year we saw a movie in 3D and I did not enjoy that format at all.
So, here is a movie that is family friendly and interesting for adults. Don't miss it!!!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

3rd of July

Hey, guess what? Cathy had a Saturday Sidewalk Sale today at Inspired Needle!!!!
(See the link for details; the sale is going on all month every Saturday). All the patterns on the sidewalk were buy two get one free! And she put out really good stuff!!! It was a lot of fun. I had a quick stop there because Mike was waiting for me in the car.....while he was playing with the IPhone I was having a grand old time looking through potential stash.

These are the patterns that I got at the sale. The two LHN and one BBD pictured here. While browsing I met a fellow stitcher who I could have spent the day with! Her name is Linda and she was so friendly, enthusiastic and just an all around great gal!!! I am trying to convince her to come to our stitching gatherings! Hi Linda!!!!! Hope you can join us soon!!!!!!
These next two are patterns I bought in the store (not on sale). Well...I had to browse around inside the air conditioning after being out in the sunshine, right?
Ever since I saw a finished model of the July stocking with the house and flag I was in love with it. Now I am ready for next year's 4th of July!
Above is a new chart from The Sampler Girl and I love it!!! I might want to change her dress color though...any suggestions? There is nothing better than hanging out at the Inspired Needle!! It is just so, Inspiring!!!!