Friday, February 10, 2017

February Show and Tell

Here is the collection of lovelies that our members brought to the February meeting.

Karen J brought her newest French boutis designs,
the gorgeous hearts and clever scissor cases.

This is Marj H's original stitch-a-day,
which is her diary of 2017 in stitches.

She also finished this interesting canvas piece,
started by our late member Renee S.

Marj took an EGA correspondence course,
and made this stunning beaded paisley necklace.
Photos can't do it (or any of these pieces) justice.

She also stitched this cute holiday tea towel.

Pat B stitched the cardinal flatfold and
deer-in-winter doorknob hanger,
finished to perfection by Karen J.

Renee R  and other members of her quilt guild
did these charming applique butterflies.

Becky M stitched this cute picture,
all the while thinking of her dog.

Her daughter Julie, a former member, stitched the
lovely bargello ornament on the left, while Becky
stitched the Cubs memorabilia on the right.

Until next time, keep on stitching!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

November Show and Tell

Here are the wonderful items our members shared at the November meeting.

Becky M stitched the logo of her favorite team,
and a pretty Christmas decoration.

Carol L stitched the sweet child's picture
and also brought a pillow found in a resale shop.

Janet C stitched this lovely Paris-themed piece.

Marge G stitched this enticing animal picture.

Marj H stitched this lovely piece using surface embroidery techniques.

Pat B stitched a pillow
(finished beautifully by fellow member Karen J),
and also the pin cube which she finished herself.

Renee brought a colorful quilt
and her cute inchies.

Finally, Tina stitched this lovely church.

Don't forget:
Our next regularly scheduled meeting
will be in February.
Until then, keep stitching.

Monday, October 31, 2016

October Show and Tell

A handful of members brought a bounty of stitchy goodness to the October meeting.  Here it is for your viewing pleasure.

Becky stitched this adorable Halloween design,
finished by our member, Karen J.

Karen J has now become a Boutis designer!
Here are her first three designs,
with a Christmas/winter theme.

Marjorie brought everything in the
above three photos:
sweet little knitted caps,
felted pin, ruler cover,
Christmas ornament,
and last but not least,
her start on the Illinois State Day project,
an egg ornament taught by Kay Stanis.
All so lovely!

Until next time, keep stitching!

Friday, September 9, 2016

August & September Show & Tell

Here is a catch-up post which includes all the stitched lovelies from the last two chapter meetings.


Chris R brought this sweet patriotic ornament.

Karen J made this clever project roll.

Pat B stitched this cute needleroll, finished by Karen J.

Lynn U stitched this pretty bookmark.

Marjorie H brought these lovely temari balls.

Becky M made this adorable summery piece.

Marge G showed this intricate initial D.

Carol L brought these cute bookmarks which our chapter offered
as a project for the kids at Camp Quality this year.


Becky M brought these beautiful needlepoint and beaded items.

 Marjorie H brought all the wonderful items in these two photos,
including her framed EGA challenge projects (above).

And finally Janet C brought this boatload of stitchy goodness.

Until next time, keep stitching!

Monday, July 4, 2016

June Show & Tell

Here are the projects which our talented members brought for Show & Tell at the June General Meeting:

Becky stitched this pretty Easter-themed piece.

Janet brought this apron with a cute cross-stitch design.

Karen J brought this fabulous French Boutis needle book.
She will be teaching this at the Great Lake Regional meeting in September!

 Lynn brought this interesting chapter project
done entirely in rice stitch with three different colors.
The position of each color is changed in each square.

Marj brought a whole pile of wonderful goodies,
including a crocheted potholder gifted to her by a homeless woman.

Pat brought a canvaswork project (upper left) and
two cross-stitch pictures.

Finally, Tina brought this lovely  "rescued needleart" 
which she purchased for a song at a thrift store.

Remember, there will be no General Meeting in July.

Until next time, keep stitching!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

May Show & Tell

Here is the eye candy that our members brought to the May chapter meeting.

Aggie stitched this beautiful lily-of-the-valley picture
and eye-catching needlepoint pillow.

Becky stitched this cute patriotic piece.

Chris stitched the lovely tree sampler (top)
and also the two pretty pieces in the bottom photo.

Joyce brought some swag received at the recent
GLR seminar, and also a cute new name tag
that she stitched for herself.

Marj H created this lovely Temari ball.

Marge G stitched these interesting Russian icons.

Pat stitched these two seasonal pieces,
finished into lovely flatfolds by our member Karen J.

Tina stitched these two cute Halloween pieces,
also finished for her by Karen J.