Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Sisters Get Together

Last Saturday was our July Sisters In Stitches Stitch Day, and we had a full house as all 8 of us were there.  We have a few "honorary sisters" who live in different states and who we see only occasionally, but they're still sisters.  One of these is Marti, who has just moved to Arizona and we now found out that this move is permanent.  We wish Marti the best, but already miss her.

One of the fun things about Stitch Day is, of course, seeing what everyone is working on.  These ladies are not ones to shy away from large projects!  For example:
Thea's "Magnolia" by Mystic Stitch
This photo does not do it justice.  It's truly a work of art.
Thea's collection of patriotic smalls!

Laurie's "Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler" by Needleprint
 I love the fabric and floss colors that Laurie has chosen for this.
Trish's "Faith Family and Friends" by Stoney Creek
Again you just can't see all of the beautiful detail in Trish's work.  There are blended metallic areas which sparkle so subtly!
Renee is working on a needlepoint, "Flowers In A Row" by Janlynn
What a great idea for a glasses case!  If we have to wear them, we might as well store them in something lovely that we made!
Peggy is almost finished with "Angel of Spring" by Lavender and Lace
I have to apologize for the sideways photo.  Blogger won't let me orient this the right way, but it IS the right way in my photos.  But you can still see the beautiful work that Peggy has done.
Pat's "America Sew Beautiful" by A Stitcher's Hands
Pat also brought in a framed finish!
 It's fun to see another item stitched on something different.  Pat is stitching her "America Sew Beautiful" on a tote bag.  And I just realized that I don't have the name of her framed Christmas piece, but what a great job of stitching and framing!

Sheila's patriotic hearts by Aury TM
These hearts will look good framed.  I love the tones of red and blue that Sheila used for these!

My new start:  "Quaker Star" by Bent Creek
And last but not least my newest project, "Quaker Star".  I started this while waiting for Part 2 of LHN's "Song of the Seasons".  I did finish Part 1!  I know that's a shock.
Part 2 arrived in my mailbox this week, courtesy of Marty at Stitch N Frog.  Stitch N Frog is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to order from.  I like their website a lot, they have periodic sales, and they're friendly to work with.  Since my favorite LNS closed, finding a good online place to order from is a necessity. 

I'm still having fun with this mystery sampler.  Part 2 looks like quite a few more stitches to complete, but I'm up for the task! 

It's always good to see my stitching friends at our Stitch Days.  What a wonderful way to catch up with each other while seeing our stitching progress and getting tips and hints.  The day goes so fast and I know that we all eagerly wait for the next Stitch Day!

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  1. What lovely work by all the Sisters in Stitches! I'm sure I'm not the only one who will be inspired by this post. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love everyone's stitching. What beautiful work. I would love to get together with all of you to stitch again sometime. Take care and happy stitching!

  3. Everyone's stitching is gorgeous. How fun to have friends to stitch with.


  4. How nice that you shared pics of everyone's stitching! I'm lucky to stitch with a group of friends too. We're going to meet this weekend! Your Quaker Star and Song of the Seasons look wonderful!