During our recent Sunday Stitch-In at Inspired Needle in Lemont, IL we had another meeting of the minds and hearts which was magical as always.
Here are some of our projects. Above is a finished piece that Barb did. It is a Drawn Thread piece. (I don't know its name; but if anyone wants to know the names of anything in the post that I don't identify, just email me and I will find out.)
Above is a chart I have been obsessing over and wishing for! It is very hard to find and is from Italy. Barb ran across it in her travels and picked it for me!!!! Can't wait to start stitching these dear little pieces!
Here are Barb's selections for our group piece, Quaker Aux Clefs by Jardin Prive. Wow!!!!! The thread and fabric with that frame combines for a total masterpiece. She has exquisite taste! The rest of us our waiting for our charts to be sent to the shop from France and then we can begin. So far, I have picked out my thread, Belle Soie Puritan Blue. But maybe I need to pick out something more out of my comfort zone as this shade of blue is what I always pick.
Here is Barb's finished Quaker a' l'oiseau by Jardin Prive. Jayne and Karin also stitched it; but with different thread color choices. Love it!
The "two Linda's" are doing a stitch a long of Blackbird Designs Birds of a Feather. I think this is a very unique piece with really great colors. Had to get the chart myself.
Okay, here is a first!!! I bought this new BBD Reward of Merit chart on Tuesday and had it done by Saturday!!!!!!!! That is a world record for me. I loved every stitch! What I really fell in love with was the fabric that chart called for Apple Brown Bindy by R & R Reproductions. I need a lot more of this fabric in my stash! The called for thread was Aged Pewter by Sampler Threads. Love those two together!! I am going to have it finished into a pin cushion as it is on the chart.
Pat is doing so well on her Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow!!!!! Her most recent finish was the ice skating block which is so adorable! I really have to get out my CHRH; I am still on block one. For shame!
Here is the lovely and talented Ms. Pat with her entire work to date.
We had a special guest appearance!!! Ranae from Stitch by Stitch drove down to join us! She lives about an hour and a half away so it was really nice for her to come all this way (although if you are a fellow stitcher I imagine you saying, "Hey, I would drive for 3 hours for an afternoon of stitching with fellow crazy people!")Above and below are some projects Renae recently finished; both of them are by Birds of a Feather. Love!!!
I wish I could find a store that had the entire Birds of a Feather inventory for sale. Who are these Birds of a Feather designers and where are they now? They need to get back out there and design or reprint their charts or something!!!!!! They are too wonderful to not be in my grasp!!! My iron-fisted grasp!!!
Teresa made her pics for our group Jardin Prive Quaker stitch along. I love this combination very dearly!!!
My friend Linda is working on one of the new BBD Reward of Merit projects! It is so adorable (and please note that she has a brand new needle minder fresh from market!)
Please note the complete perfection of her stitches. Gorgeous.
My other friend Linda had a framed piece to pick up. It is stunning!!!!!!! It is by Chessie & Me. I didn't know that each of these charts has a darling little kitty somewhere in the design. I love this kitty! Linda did a beautiful stitching job and the frame is just fabulous!!!!!
Thanks again gals for reminding me that life is so good and friendships are so valuable; and that getting crazy about fabric and thread is one of life's most beautiful joys!!!!