Sunday, April 29, 2012

Saturday Night Stitching at Jayne's

We had another total blast at my friend Jayne's house for Saturday night stitching!  We laughed so hard and had a great old time with our stitching obsession.  

Above is Jayne's finished Flower Pot Sampler.  She picked a stunning frame!!!  The effect of project and fame together is perfection!

Pat stitched this gorgeous beauty from Jardin Prive.  It is definitely on my to do list!!!
These four photos are entitled, "Anatomy of a Frenzy."  First, Brenda pulled out a BBD book called "Souvenirs of Summer."  Then she showed us some fiber and fabrics she purchased to do one of the fabulous projects contained within.  This produced Stage I of frenzy; group love and excitement over the project.
Which leads to Stage 2 of the Frenzy.  Call for the hostess to bring out her entire supply of BBD charts and books for group perusal with attendant frenzied remarks and feelings of excitement in the pits of stomach.
Which leads to Stage 3.  One (or more sometimes) finds a project she must start right that instant!  In this case it was Teresa who started this fabulous Patriotic Bouquet.  She did not let the fact that she had no fiber or threads stop her because we were at Jayne's house and not in a stitch shop.  Jayne had a supply of fabric and fiber for Teresa to shop in and Voila! project was started.  This led to everyone searching the web for every BBD project book known to mankind to fill in the gaps in each collection!

Here is Brenda's fabulous finish of the LHN May Cottage!  Please visit her BLOG HERE to see more of these fabulous finishes.
This is a previous finish of Jayne's!  Gorgeous little flower basket!!!!

Why yes, our hostess has scissor fobs for every season and she has the correct fob on her scissors at all times!

Pat received this stunning ornament back from the finisher.  It is by BBD.

This is Pat's finish of Tisket A Tasket.  It is done in the called for Dye Pot Blend fabric.  I still love, love, love this little project.   And as you can see, a really good time was had by all.  If only we all lived on the same block.  We could really give the needlework industry a shot in the arm!





22 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh what fun! I loved reading about the frenzy. lol! I can definitely see that happening. Love seeing all the projects too. So many pretty things getting stitched!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Great pictures, Laura, and a really good time.
Linda

Cathy B said...

What fun you all had! Can totally relate to the BBD frenzy!!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

What fun! loved reading the frenzy story and seeing all those lovely projects.

Deborah said...

Great post with many wonderful pieces!

Katrina said...

Love all the finishes and what a fun evening!!!!!

Giovanna said...

What great finishes! Love to see a bunch of stitchers having fun :-)

Sally said...

Oh wow so many gorgeous finishes!

pj said...

Laura, I sure wish I lived closer to you ladies to join in the fun! It is great that you have found such wonderful friends in your area. Love thos projects and the finishing is beautiful!

Pam in Iowa

milly said...

This looks like great fun!
There are such a lot of beautiful finishes there!

Jenny said...

Wow - looks like a faboulous time! LOL on the "frenzy", I totally see myself doin the very same thing!

BrendaS said...

Laura --
It was a WONDERFUL time Saturday night and reading it here makes me get all CRAZY again:)))

Can't wait until next time!!!! Who knows what the next "frenzy" will be over:))!!!

Maggie said...

Sounds like great fun was had by all, and such lovely stitching and finishes too :-)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Sigh, what a great time you all had! Thanks for sharing it with us today. I know just what you mean about frenzies. You girls make me smile. Great finishes too!

teresa said...

Laura ~ what a great post! I loved living it all over again! You sure convey the fun and the frenzy (-: OK I better get back to America!

Karen said...

You are such an enabler! What wonderful projects both stitched and finished. I now need to go work on my To Do list!

happy stitching...

Babs said...

Okay, what is the name of the BBD book? I am going to stash dive tonight to see if I have it.

BeckySC said...

Oh, ya'll are having too much fun! Wish I could come :) :) LOVE all the gorgeous pics :)TFS :)

Ranae said...

Looks like such a fun time.
I love seeing all the pretty finishes.
It seems like I'm always in a BBD frenzy, lol and I'm by myself lol
Take care!!!!

Natalia said...

What a fun time, Laura !! Nothing like a bunch of stitching girls getting together, right? I love all the finishes !! Thanks again for sharing :-)

Karoline said...

Looks like a great time, some lovely great finishes

Brigitte said...

Must have been fun, fun, fun!