Wednesday, March 09, 2011

So Much Fun!

We gathered round the stitching shop again last night for a fun-filled evening of crazy stitching time. Karin, Barb and Linda all stitched Quaker a' l' oiseau by Jardin Prive. I think they all had them stitched and framed within two weeks! Each one of them is so gorgeous!!!!!
Linda found the PERFECT frame for her new BBD finish!!!
Okay, if you have seen the new BBD Stitcher's Journey book you will appreciate this next story. Karin brought some of the boxes that are pictured in the book for us. She found them at a local craft store, Hobby Lobby. I think they should be in most craft stores though. Maybe in the wood working section? You will note there is a mother of pearl thread keep pictured in one of the boxes divisions. See below for what happened next.

Yes, a frenzy occurred. Hence the blurry shot. Barb brought over the entire Inspired Needle supply of Kelmscott thread keeps
(not even sure if this is the correct terminology) from a corner we had not scoured in the previous several months and a right then and there commerce occurred!
Barb picked up a newly framed Drawn Thread piece (I think it is called Big Brown Cabin). It is so cool!
Note the crane on the roof!!! He is stitched over one. I love, love, love this crane!
For more show and tell Barb brought in the recently stitched April by The Drawn Thread. Note those Easter eggs in the trees. They are stitched!!!! Wow.
The silk thread colors in this Quaker Pocket Needfuls are STUNNING! This is Barb's progress so far. I have another of the charts that is similar to this one and I am saving my pennies for the silk threads so that I can start it soon. The colors look good in this picture; but they are even more awe inspiring in person!
Here is something Barb stitched a while ago. It is now doing duty as a shop model in Cathy's Inspired Needle. Love the piece and the frame!! It is A Quaker Floral by Midnight Stitching.
Karin finished this hot off the press Just Nan design, Bluebird Alphabet. She also happened to find a totally perfect frame! Highly gorgeous. I would like to do the same piece and get the same frame. Stat please!!!!
Karin finished this BBD piece which she started at the Shepard's Bush retreat last fall. The good news is that this chart is in the new BBD book so we can all stitch it!
Did I mention that I am in love with Apple Brown Bindy? It is a linen color that I used on the BBD Remember Me piece I did a little while ago. I am about to stitch everything using this fabric!! Here I started on this free BBD chart with the ABB (that is Apple Brown Bindy for those of you not in the know!!) I am using Plush Plum Belle Soie silk thread to stitch it.
Oh yes, the real purpose of the gathering yesterday was for everyone to get their supplies and start on our little group project of stitching Jardin Prive's Quaker auf Clefs; each with a different fabric/thread combo. I will put each person's name under their choices. When we are all done we plan on taking a big group picture of everyone and their finished piece.
Teresa (sorry about the blurriness T!)
Laura (that's me!) The thread I am using is Puritan Blue by Belle Soie and the fabric is from my stash so I don't know what it is called.

Pat was in Florida so she still has to get her supplies. I forgot to ask Cathy if she is stitching this with us. I also think our friend Linda M. is going to participate. If anyone else wants to join in that would be fab!!!!


Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great recap of the nights events!!!
Linda C.

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh! What a feast for the eyes! So many beautiful projects!!! Ok, so where did Karin get those boxes from? lol! I need one! Thanks for posting about your group for us -- I so enjoy your posts!

Natalia said...

Hi Laura, I just found your blog through my friend Katrina !! I am also a friend of Karin's. I love all the pictures on your blog post !! Oh there are so many things I want, and I am drooling over all this stuff you show us !! Looks like you have a great stitching group going. I love Cathy too and I order from her very often, she is always so helpful and nice.

Sylvia said...

What a wonderful post to read. I really enjoyed all the pictures. Its interesting to see each person's choices for the same patter. Too cool.

sana said...

What a happy stitching time. About Quaker auf Clefs, the choice of each various colors are wonderful.

Siobhan said...

What great pics!! I love going along with you and seeing what everybody is working on, their finished projects, etc. Love it!

Joanie said...

Great pics of a great time! Can you tell me who designed the Quaker piece that Barb did for the shop? I LOVE IT!

Sally said...

Lovely eyecandy is all tyour photos. I love the Jardin Prive finishes. They all look so pretty.

That box from the BBD book. Wish we could get them over here,

Giovanna said...

I loved looking through your pictures - wonderful stuff!

Katrina said...

I can't wait until I get to come visit again :-). You ladies have the most fun. Loved all the pictures.

Karin said...

Thanks Laura for posting about all the fun we had. I am re living it through your post. See you Tuesday!

Margaret, I got the boxes at Hobby Lobby (only 1.99!!!)

xsgail said...

I just came across this wonderful blog. I loved seeing all the lovely projects. I have the new BBD book and I would like to know where I can get one of those boxes please!

Michelle said...

Wow! What a gorgeous photo-filled post!! Lots of beautiful things. Wherever did Karin find those boxes?

BrendaS said...

Laura --
What wonderful eye candy! I so wish I could drop by on Tuesday night to join you guys. I definitely plan on a Sunday after tax season. Can't wait:)))) You all look like you have so much fun and the projects are just wonderful.

Have a good weekend.

Kellie said...

I'm salivating over all of your gorgeous stitching pictures. They make me want to stitch right this minute. :) any idea where your friend found the cute wooden boxes? Fabulous projects!

Ranae said...

Laura! Your photo's tunred out great, love looking at them.
There are so many fabulous pieces there. And the those fibers make me want to drool, lol
I will have to check out HL for those boxes this weekend
Happy Stitching!!!

woolwoman said...

great post Laura - good thing I don't live near your shop - I would be BROKE BROKER BROKEST! All those great frames your friends find in there - Awesome ! great projects abound - loved seeing all the different colors everyone chose - enjoyed it ! have a great weekend - Melody

Stitchinowl said...

Laura, What great photos! Thanks for sharing the adventures of your stitching group. That's great that you are each stitching the same pattern with a different fabric/thread combo. You should make a photo album of the finishes as a keepsake.