Monday, May 23, 2011

Another Chapter in the Stitching Book

Yesterday was a stitching Sunday at Inspired Needle. It is great to run over there on a Sunday afternoon to stitch with fellow stitching maniacs!!!! Above is the beautiful new With Thy Needle Mystery Birds of a Feather Sampler which is being stitched by many, but this beautiful work belongs to the lovely and talented Teresa.
Remember our group project, Spring Tuck Pillow by Primitive Betty? Here is another finish. Pat finished her stitching and framed her little beauty. Gorgeous! I forgot the name of the thread she used; if you need to know tell me and I will find out from her.
Guess what? Yesterday was the meeting of two bloggers!!!!!! The famous and lovely Brenda came to join us. We had a great time. A number of us have been stalking Brenda's blog of absolute stunning stitching so it was good to meet her in person. Now she does not have to think we are a bunch of crazy stalkers! (even though we really are!) Here is a link to Brenda's blog......LINK.......... This is our second famous blogger to come to Inspired Needle's Sunday stitch. Ranae has also come before and will be back again! Here is a link to her blog.......LINK......(we stalk her too!)
Above is the completed May by The Drawn Thread. I love her flower bouquet!!! Barb stitched this. Her stitching is so beautiful.
Linda's current project is up next. This is Tending the Tulip by Notforgotten Farm. I love this chart so much!!!!!!!! I hope to stitch it in the not too distant future.
Debbie finished this masterpiece while we were at stitching!!!!!! This is Quaker Floral Sampler by The Sweetheart Tree. I need to add this to my list too. It is s-t-u-n-n-i-n-g!!!!!!!
Barb was working on Elizabeth's Garden. Very cool!
Pat recently started this Frances F. Sampler by Sheepish Antiques. Great thread colors!
Recently I was able to spend a day with my friend Trish. She is a fabulous Mary Kay consultant and needed a fancy dress for an upcoming MK shindig. We happened upon a fancy dress store in Ottawa, IL!!!! She found this gorgeous and amazing dress. It looks so good on her. She will be the bell of the ball!!!

12 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh, this is the first I've seen of the mystery sampler stitched! It's so pretty! Love seeing all the stitching! And fun to see what Brenda looks like too! Pretty dress on your friend too.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

The stitching parties at Inspired Needle sound like fun. Makes me want to check one of them out in the near future.

Karin said...

Missed you girls!!!!

Trixie said...

The stitchery was super fine! What amazing talent and what focus. A bit off that our little photo shoot was thrown in there, but a day at the Brides Then and Now event at the Historic Reddick Mansion in Ottawa was stellar! Thanks for showing off a great dress, now we gotta work on that goofy look on my face :-)

Giovanna said...

What a great line-up of lovely stitching!

Michelle said...

So may beautiful things! I was excited to see the Mystery Sampler being stitched too!

Ranae said...

Chock up another great chapter in stitching :)
as always everything is beautiful.
Pretty dress

Deb said...

Going to the Inspired Needle looks like so much fun! It's so good to see pictures of fellow bloggers. Now we know who we're commenting to. And all those pieces look wonderful. I'm working on the Mystery Sampler now and the colors are so pretty.

Jeanie said...

Isn't it wonderful to meet other bloggers? I'm looking forward to meeting a couple of new old friends next month! Lovely work -- as always!

woolwoman said...

I always just drool over all the awesome photos of the finishes and WIP's from your stitching group - You are a very bad influence Ms Laura - bad bad girl but in a very good way ! Hope you have a great holiday weekend - melody

sana said...

I was at a loss whether I would buy Mystery Birds of a Feather Sampler. Very wonderful!!

Siobhan said...

Oh, I love that mystery sampler!! I love seeing all the stitching--and it was great to put a face to my friend Brenda. :)