Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Stitching at Jenny's House

Last Sunday we got together at Jenny's house.  What a feast for the eyes.  Jenny has tons of beautiful stitched pieces and beautiful treasures everywhere you look.  I was in a frenzy thinking of all the pieces I wanted to stitch and all of the great vintage pieces to admire!!!!  Above is a great piece that Jenny stitched some time ago.  She said it is by The Workbasket.  I must do it!!!!!  Jenny said she took some of her blue and white dishes with her when she picked out the threads so that it would all look great together!  And it does!!!!

Teresa brought one of her quilts for show and tell.  I am in love with these 1930's reproduction prints!!!! 

This is a piece that Jenny designed herself.....it is in honor of a trip her family took to New Orleans.  The French words translate to "Let the Good Times Roll!"  Love it!
Karin finished this fab set from The Scarlett House.  She is now ready for Halloween.
Karin also finished her Olympic project.....although I am calling a bit foul as it is quite a small little piece.  Nonetheless, it is fabulous for sure!!  It is a new little sampler by Pineberry Lane. 

 Karin also showed us this amazing piece.  She is doing the fabulous Mary Hart sampler on 50 count linen!!!!!!  It is so sweet!!!!!!! 

 Jenny has stitched so many pieces and she finishes them in such creative ways.  I mean could this LHN piece have been finished any better???  We were definitely sighing and having heart palpitations over this one!
 I love this colonial couple!!!!
 Linda had this darling stitch wallet with her that was made by Faye of Carolina Stitcher.  I love the fabric on the outside and then when you see the fabric on the inside you might lose your cotton picking mind!

 



Lots of my friends are working on or have finished Harriette Coe.  Above is Brenda's finish and below is Karin's.  Simply gorgeous!

Lastly, here is an ornament I stitched by Homespun Elegance.  But the main thing I want to tell you about this picture is the fact that my friend Linda sewed on the red beads and the crown in the bird's beak.  You know you have a true friend when they will use their stitching time to help you out by adding the beads and crown when you are too scared to do it yourself!  Thanks Linda!!!

Thanks to Jenny for having us over to your beautiful home and making us feel so welcome!!!!  I wish every weekend was full of stitching with my buddies (it practically is.....but not completely!)


22 comments:

Melissa said...

I always enjoy visiting and seeing what you ladies are stitching!

I especially want to ask if Jenny will share the floss colours she used for A Stitch in time. I have this chart but I think it's hard to get the called for floss.

The other thing is Harriet Coe - love it! Is Brenda and Karin using different floss or is one using 2 strands vs 1 strand?

Anyway, everything looks great! Thanks for sharing!

ps I love your ornament and the beads and crown are perfect!

teresa said...

Woo hoo. What a great recap of our Sunday afternoon. You just crack me up! Out of your cotton pickin mind.

Karin said...

Hi Melissa,
I am using one strand on Lakeside Bittersweet and my Pomegranate skein is very different from Brenda's. She is using 2 strands.

Karin

BrendaS said...

Great post Laura. To answer Melissa's question I used 2 strands on 32ct

Kathy F said...

Such a good time....I am sooo jealous. You gals are serious stitchers & I am a kindred spirit. The fabric in the stitching wallet is perfect!!!!!!!!!

Faye said...

I love it!!!! You girls always have the best time~~~ and! yes! I was outta my cotton pickin mind when I used that lining fabric on. MsLindas project bag.... Snazzy hunh,?
Thanks for sharing all the photos~ Jenny's house rocks especially her blue ware and that gorgeous sampler that matches.... Everyone's projects are really beautiful!!

Robin said...

I do enjoy reading about your stitching adventures that you and your friends have. Thanks for the visuals.

Robin in Virginia

Margaret said...

I love these show and tell posts of yours. lol! Love that blue and white display of Jenny's -- wow! Lovely stitching everywhere too!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Such a wonderful post, Laura. You make everyone feel like they were right there stitching with us!!!

Patti said...

Such a fun post Laura!!! Jenny's house was so much fun! LOVE your recap and I wish every weekend was spent together as well :)

Chris said...

What a great update! So many wonderful stitched pieces, such an inspiration.

chickenchupacabra said...

Thank you for sharing all that w/ us!! Gorgeous. (I never even knew there was 50 ct. available . . . I haven't ventured past 32 yet!)

Julianne said...

Laura,

Thanks for all the eye candy. I wish I lived in your neck of the woods except for the snow!

Vickie said...

Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! The blue display is my favorite.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh my goodness, I love posts like this! I'm wiping the drool as we speak. Thanks for brightening my day. Wow!

Barb said...

Thanks for sharing all those beautiful projects! They gave me some ideas of things I'd love to stitch!!

Anne said...

That first blue, white and beige design is to die for!! I loooove blue plates and glass (I collect a little) and would love to get the colour scheme if she will share. I always enjoy coming here and seeing everyone's beautiful work! MAry Hart is amazing on that 50 ct linen. I just bought a Gigi chart recently and am in love with all of their sampelrs!!

Stitchinowl said...

I always enjoy reading about your stitching get-togethers. I can see why you would like to get together with them every weekend!
Carolyn

Carol said...

Oh, that blue and white piece by your friend, Jenny, is absolutely gorgeous!! I rarely stitch larger pieces, but that is a MUST! Does she have the colors she used, Laura? Of course, I need to track down that chart, too--off to look on ebay :) Thanks for the inspiration!!

Giovanna said...

A great feast for the eyes as always - well done, ladies!

Sherry said...

Everything is just beautiful! Each of you ladies do such lovely work!

Karoline said...

Sounds like you all had a lovely time. Thanks for shareing everyone's wonderful work.