Saturday, July 23, 2011

I'm Back!!!

Sorry for the long absence....I was having some technical difficulties (which means I really need to read the manual for my camera!) I am getting ready to go to stitch night at my friend's house and I wanted to get these photos logged on before taking a ton more tonight! Above is one of my WIP's. It is Needle and Thread by Little House Needleworks. I could not resist the cuteness and the love of stitchiness that this chart provided.
You know how you go along and go along not spending money "frivolously?" Well, all of a sudden I just went nuts and bought another needle minder. I can see how these can get totally collectible! Next up on the to buy list is the Christmas candy cane needle minder for my Christmas stitching.
Karin finished this beauty by Hinzeit and got it framed. Can't wait to see it in her house!
Remember our Bring Three, Pick One project back in January? It is where everyone brought three charts from their stash and we all voted on which one they should finish by the end of the year? Debbie finished!!! And this is one of the most gorgeous pieces ever!!! I must add it to my short list! It is Hornbook Alphabet Noir by A Mon Ami Pierre done with Bell Soie Fallen Leaves.
Close up!! I love that little girl!
Karin finished the companion piece to the one above and had it framed. What a great little grouping this will be!!
Barb had her Drawn Thread piece framed and it is stunning!
Barb finished the August and September Drawn Thread monthly checkbook covers. Look at the amazing work she did on the leaves and the flower petals!!!!! Wow!
Barb had another framed piece to pick up. This is Elizabeth's Garden by Kathy Barrick.
The aforementioned September.
This is Dutch Tulips by Carriage House Samplings as stiched by Barb. Now, I have this chart, I have started this project, and now when I see it started by Barb I am in a frenzy of love for the whole thing!!! Lucky me!!!

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend full of fun times, family, friends, stitching, reading and just all around happiness! See you soon!


Giovanna said...

It's always such a treat to see what you and your friends are up to :-) Lots of inspiration there - thanks for sharing, and well done to you all!

Margaret said...

Nice pictures as always! Like Gio said, it's always a treat to see everyone's stitching. Have fun at stitch night!

BrendaS said...

Great eye candy Laura:))) Glad to see you are able to post and show us all this inspiration!

Have fun stitching tonight.

Deborah said...

You girls are busy! love all the pictures. A wonderful variety of projects.

Laurie in Iowa said...

It's always fun to see what everyone is stitching. TFS

sana said...

Beautiful stitches!!! I like Needle and Thread by LBN, too.
I stitched a part of the moon of this design with a white thread. However, it is not outstanding at all. Then I see your stitch , I decided to stitch again with a yellow thread!

wendy111 said...

Such lovely stitching by you and your friends. How nice to be able to spend time stitching together.

Siobhan said...

I've wondered where you were! Good to see a post from you again. I'm glad you haven't melted away in the heat. ;) I always love seeing all the pics. Congrats to the finishers on their finishes! Love the needleminder. Everybody needs a new toy now and then!

teresa said...

Thanks, Laura ~ great post ~ love seeing everyone's progress.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

LOVE the alphabet sampler with the cute little girl.
The cheque book covers are nice too, too lovely to actually use on a chequebook!