Monday, August 18, 2014

August 2014 Show & Tell

Once again, our talented members put on a very interesting and impressive Show & Tell after our August meeting.

Alice C stitched this cute, fall-themed bookmark.

Amy P stitched this impressive needlepoint pillow.

Barb P stitched these fun Hallowe'en skeletons.

Becky M stitched the two fabulous Christmas pillows above.

Becky also completed this lovely holiday brooch,
which was a chapter education project from earlier in the year.

Pat B completed the guild workshop piece and a small pincushion.

Last but not least,
Renee stitched a prototype of the teaching piece
for the Camp Quality outreach program.
It's a super hero shield!

Until next month, keep stitching!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Lake County Fair

The Lake County Fair is being held all this week, through Sunday, August 10, 2014, at the Fairgrounds in Crown Point, IN.  Our members once again did us proud.  Congratulations to all of them!   Here are photos from Exhibitors' Night.

Elaine H

Renee R

Sue H

Pat B

If you have a chance, you should go out to see these exhibits (and the rest of the Fair).  Conditions for photography in the Family Arts and Crafts Building are challenging.  The exhibits definitely look much better in person!

Don't forget our upcoming meeting on Tuesday, August 5th.  The program will be embellishing crazy quilts.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

July 2014 Show & Tell

Five of our industrious members brought 16(!) projects to our July 1st general meeting.  Without further ado, here they are:

Amy P stitched this Hallowe'en bellpull.
It's so cute she should leave it up all year long! 

Becky M, who is usually a canvaswork enthusiast,
not only stitched three canvaswork ornaments,
she stitched three cross stitch ornaments, too,
all of them wonderfully finished.
She's ready for Christmas!

Chris R stitched a variety of lovely pieces,
all of them framed and ready to hang!

Joyce K took an EGA correspondence course
which resulted in this stunning pulled thread Ikebana piece.

Sue H went on a trip to the UK in June and
not only finished her chapter workshop piece (on the left)
but she finished an additional piece by Nancy Buhl
which she purchased at the workshop.  
Very pretty!

And while Sue was in England browsing in a shop,
she encountered a needlework designer
who gifted her with this pattern for a lovely greeting card
which Sue also finished on her trip.
Maybe she should leave the country more often!
(Just kidding, Sue.)

That wraps up July.
Until next month, keep stitching!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

June Show & Tell

At the General Meeting on June 3rd, our talented members displayed the following finished projects:

Becky M is getting a jump on Christmas
with this cute canvaswork piece.

Becky also stitched this adorable cross stitch piece,
which matches the colors in her sofa.
Pat B brought this quilt-inspired canvaswork piece.
Amy P stitched this wonderful nursery rhyme-inspired piece,
which she finished as a footstool.
Amy was also the first member to show her lovely finished
"Flowers from my Needle" piece,
which was taught at our May workshop.
Way to go, Amy!
Until next month--keep stitching , everyone!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

May Show & Tell

The following finished projects were displayed by our talented members after our May meeting:

 Becky M made this wonderful canvaswork scissors case.

 Claudia C made this unique necklace with a chain maille pendant.

 Amy P taught herself how to do hardanger and made this gorgeous piece.

 Marj H made the top of this "kissing pillow" which will go to a 
service man/woman or his or her family.

 Aggie G stitched this beautiful quilt for a new grandchild.

Pat B made this colorful canvaswork piece.

This piece was designed by Libby Sturdy 
and will be taught at the ANG national seminar
to be held in Chicago later this year.
It was also stitched by Pat B.