Sunday, June 23, 2013

Stitching Buddies!

I am so lucky!!! I have friends that love to stitch, love to talk about stitching, love to shop for stitching, love to give each other stitching gifts, and love to get together and stitch!!!!  Over our last several get together times I have snapped some pics.  Above is my start of Liberty 1776 by LHN.   We were going through Brenda's stash in her heavenly stitch room....I admired it and said I had always wanted to stitch it...and lo and behold she gave it me to stitch (and it was already kitted up!!!).  Now that is a true friend!!!!!  I am loving it so far!!!!
Above is a BBD design pin cushion that Pat stitched.  And she finished it herself!!!!!  It is gorgeous and perfectly done.  I have always meant to stitch this because I love it!!! 
One of the additional perks of my stitching group is that Kellie is a chef/baker.  Last Friday she made this gorgeous cake which when cut open revealed the USA flag!!!!  It was stunning and tasted so good!!!!
Pat brought several of her finishes for us to see.  Above is Miss Peepers by LHN.  Don't you love her glasses???  Adorable!!!

Here is Pat's finish of a BBD design - she stitched it and finished it on the box that it called for in the chart.  WOW!  This is really cool!!!!!!


Recently we went to Brenda's house to stitch.  She had an extraordinary party favor for us.  Her husband made these stunning wooden risers!!!!!!!!  They are for display purposes.  We had fallen in love with risers that were shown at Country Sampler in Wisconsin.  Now we have very special ones made by Mr. Brenda!!!!! Amazing!!! 
Karin finished this little chart by JBW on gingham linen.  So cute and totally great!!!

Here is Karin's finish of the latest chart in the Stacy Nash club from Country Sampler.  I don't think these are available anymore so don't fall in love too hard. 
 Kellie finished May I.  Wow!!!!

 I think she is done with this now; but Teresa was working on Love by LHN with Pearle cotton.  She is going to make it into a pillow.  Love it!






Okay, this is wild.  Pat received this chart on Friday night and by Saturday night she had finished stitching it.  It is brand new from Shepard's Bush.    Not only did she finish stitching, but she had started on the finishing!!!!!  Seeing this picture makes me want to stitch this one too!!!  So cute!!!  Love the sheep and the little flag!



And then..........I discovered from a friend that coming down the pike is Stacy Nash's Summer at Hollyberry Farm!!!  Oh my goodness!!!!  This is a must stitch.  Love the bunting!!!!!!!  Love the flag!!!!  Love the little girl!  The house!  The border!!!!  Yes please!!!!!!!!! Stash diet or no....this is coming home with me ASAP!!!!!!



Hope you are having a good weekend all!!!!!!!

26 comments:

Julianne said...

Holy Toledo, Batman! Those are all so beautiful that you have raised my blood pressure. You certainly saved the best for last. That Stacy Nash piece is stunning. Is that the model?

Thanks for sharing all the loveliness with us.

Vickie said...

A gorgeous get together. Thanks for sharing it with us. =)

Sharon said...

Such a great post of stitching eye candy! Loved it. But even more, I have to agree that Stacy Nash piece is to die for! Thanks for enabling me too.

Robin said...

What a great gathering or two you shared, Laura! Fabulous finishes (and finished finishes).

Robin in Virginia

Deb said...

I was going to say the same thing as Julianne - Holy Batman!! What a wonderful post!! Everything is just wonderful and I love that Stacy Nash piece. I guess I'm going to have to break my stash diet for that one!! And that cake looks amazing!!

Melissa said...

What a wonderful post and what a wonderful, talented group of stitching friends you have! That cake is fabulous, btw.

I have a couple of questions - what is the chart that's following the SN Girl's Club photo? It's got a little cottage sitting under the looming trees.

The other question is where did Pat get that scissor fob in the first photo showing her SB stitching?

Thank you so much!

Stitchinowl said...

What a great post! I need to sell my house and move near you so I can be part of your stitching group LOL All kidding aside, I particularly love your buddy's May I finish. Do you know if she used grey or blue fabric?
Carolyn

woolwoman said...

WOW - what a pleasure to see what you gals are up to - always beauty abounds in your stitch group Laura - lucky lucky girls to have such a great group of friends to commune with. I had not heard about the summer at Holly Berry farm - obviously a must have for me too ! Enjoy your summer stitching - Mel

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Always love reliving our adventures in stitching through your blog!!! Such great pictures, Laura!!!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Great pics Laura and you are a very lucky gal to have all your stitching friends close to you. I have always wanted to stitch Liberty 1776 and yours is looking beautiful. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful stitcheries with us. :) ~Nan
BTW...guess what showed back up in my mail box the other day....yep...just gotta laugh :DDDD

Cathy B said...

Wow! You girls have been busy. Love your projects...all of them!

Karin said...

Thank you my personal blogger :-) It was fun as always and can't wait for our next get together. We are so lucky!!!

natalyK said...

Great blog post. I enjoyed all of the stitchy goodness. You and your stitching pals are mighty talented.

Nancy said...

I agree - stitching with stitching friends is the best! That Miss Peppers is a-dorable!

Melody said...

I don't know where to begin, all the pieces are absolutely wonderful. I love the Liberty piece you are working on. Wish I had it in my stash. I have Miss Peepers ready to be stitched. She turned out so cute. I agree, I love the Stacy Nash summer sampler. How will we ever get it all done??? LOL.

Margaret said...

Oh wow! Love all the beautiful stitching in your group! And the risers -- how special! That cake -- so cool! And yes, Summer at Hollyberry Farm is a must for me as well. Sigh....

Carol said...

Really loved this post, Laura! Brenda is just the most generous person, isn't she? How sweet of her to give you the kitted up chart and those lovely display risers :)

And you had to do it, you enabler you--I had no idea that Summer at Hollyberry Farm existed, but as soon as I saw it here, I knew it was going on my "must stitch" list :)

Deborah said...

So much beautiful eye candy! Love it all. I couldn't agree more about the new Stacy Nash design. Stunning!

Barb said...

So many wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing!

Bekca said...

Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful stitching, and the cake looks delicious! Stitching friends are the best :)
Best wishes.

Giovanna said...

Everyone's stitching is so lovely - that BBD box has stolen my heart :-) (have chart, will stitch...). Congrats to you all.

Lois said...

I always love dropping by your blog Laura as, inevitably, I see things that have to be moved to my 'must stitch' list! Stitching friends are the best and what a talented group your friends are!

Mmanka said...

I have just found your blog, impressed me very much. Your and your friends stichings are just fabulous and your stiching group is amazing.

Mmanka said...

I have just found your blog and love it. You and your friend make amazing finishes. Your stiching group is fantastic!

Mmanka said...

I have just found your blog and love it. Your and your friend finishes are amazing and your stiching group is fantastic!

Bekca said...

Oh gosh, what a dangerous post! I have already added Miss Peepers to my wish list, what a gorgeous design. Thanks for sharing such inspirational pics :)
Best wishes.