Sunday, 1 July 2012

What do you do on a cold rainy day?

Hi everyone,
The answer is stitch with friends. I had a great day on Saturday stitching and chatting with friends, Anne, Karen, Lis and Nicki. Lots of laughs and generally putting the world to rights. Karen was stitching a lovely huge sampler by Long Dog, Lis was stitching a very beautiful Moroccan Sampler by the very much missed Kay Monteclare, Anne was stitching a very beautiful  reproduction Westtown quaker sampler (sorry Anne the name eludes me again) in a rich rich red. Nicki didnt stitch but was busy keeping up with her very lively son and daughter plus working her magic as a chiropractor to all of us. To top it all off, Anne made my all time favourite for lunch, Tuna Mornay, yummm.
What did I stitch do you ask? Well, I have to be honest not a thing, the stitching was in the basket and on my lap but the needle never got threaded, it was just fun watching others stitch and enjoy.
I do have a couple of finishes that were completed earlier in the week.
Ornament from Just Cross Stitch Orn. 2011
by Keslyns
This will be made up into an ornament with a hanger. Another pretty Keslyns design.

Turquoise Gold - my colours of green and blue
This one stitched up very quickly and was a real fun piece. These have been great to stitch between waiting for cyberclass monthly updates. I still have a couple more to waiting in the stash to be done soon, but I think I will be sidetracked by the new chart that I bought recently.
The Quaker Ball, Amaryllis Artworks
Aren't they just gorgeous. Hard to believe they are all the same pattern but on different count fabric from 28count to 32 count to 40 count. Construction is not my greatest strength so this will be good practice. Looking forward to starting this one.

Bye for now, I am off the find some socks, my feet are freezing, Carol


  1. It's a perfect idea -stitching with friends during the cold weather!
    Lovely finishes, and good luck with those quaker balls - they look fantastic!


  2. I can see why your needle remained unthreaded -- so much fun going on can be distracting :) But your previous stitches are beautiful and I
    m looking forward to seeing your work on that new pattern--- it looks amazing.

    Congrats on a successful day of fun with friends!

  3. Thanks for the kind comments. There as some amazing charts out in the marketplace. Aren't we lucky. Happy stitching, bye for now.

  4. What beautiful stitching !!! you are so lucky to be able to share stitching time with friends !!


  5. Hi Donna,
    I have made so many wonderful friends through stitching. It is such a sharing and caring community I really don't know how the world would be without stitching friends. They are all very special people. Happy stitching, bye for now, Carol