Friday, April 4, 2014

April Show & Tell

These are the finished projects displayed by our talented needle artisans at the April General meeting:

Barb P stitched this wonderful monochrome tree.

 Debbie L brought this cool canvaswork Rhodes piece.

Marj H put her recovery time from surgery to good use--she brought the following finished pieces:

A small but impressive canvaswork piece from several years ago. 

 And another.

 A zany self-portrait(?) of Marj as she looked in the 70's.
 So many cute ornaments!

A clever mash-up of designs embroidered on felt.

This adorable hand-made bear was a gift from her niece.
You can see more of Marj's creations here.

Karen J has been busy making these delightful ornaments.
And you can see more of her creations here.

 Carol L made this cute bread cloth.

Sue P finished this eye-catching canvaswork piece,
taught at one of the Chapter's educational programs.

Becky M is another canvaswork enthusiast,
and she stitched this sophisticated glass case.

Alice C stitched these two adorable ornaments with a bird theme.

Last but not least,
the stunning whole-cloth quilt
that Karen J brought to last month's meeting
was inadvertently omitted
from the March Show & Tell post.

Until next month, keep stitching!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March Show & Tell

Our talented needle artisan members brought these beautiful pieces
for the Show and Tell at our March 2014 meeting:
Pat B worked these cross stitched items:
Cool Cardinal by Harper in Stitches (above)
Warm Winter Woolens by Little House Needleworks
with finishing finish by Karen U.

Alice C. brought four cross stitched Christmas ornaments
 using a felt back finishing technique
 she will teach at our September meeting

This lovely surface embroidery pillow was done
by Janet C.
She also completed the surface embroidery
ornament below which was a teaching program held
at a previous NANI meeting.

Anne L cross stitched this framed piece that appeals
 to every stitcher's heart.
Becky M. is an avid canvas needlepoint worker
and brought the Iris and Dragonfly and Specs glasses case.

Barb P. was in a holiday mode and exhibited this very cute
Halloween motif and Christmas tree motif, both finished as pillows.

Becky M.'s daughter gifted her mother with this beautiful
 Christmas pillow using Kreinik metallic threads.
In person the red bow appeared thee dimensional!

Here are a cross stitched bread cloth and a
sampler bell pull using a variety of stitches completed by Carol L.

Amy P also used metallic threads in this
 beautifully framed cross stitched piece called "Ornaments All Around".
Framing by Michaels

Would you  like to try your hand at Crazy Patch Quilting?
Join NANI as a new member in April and participate in this teaching program class.
An EGA Study Box will be used.
 Karen J. used ribbon embroidery as one of the techniques on this class sample piece.

Joyce K will show us a few new stitches
while we create these beautiful nametags in our
November program class.
Hope you enjoyed our Show and Tell. The next meeting will be
April 1st at 7 pm at the Social Center of Munster Community Park.

Friday, February 28, 2014

March Meeting

The March General Meeting of
Needle Artisans of NW Indiana
will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

We will be starting our
UFO Group--bring your UFO(s) if interested
and our SAL (Stitch-a-Long) Group--
bring your project if you're participating.

Also we will be receiving the fabric and threads
for our 2014 Challenge Project.

What type of project
will you be creating?

The meeting will be held, as usual,
at the Community Park Social Center
8751 Calumet Avenue
Munster, Indiana.

See you there!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Stitch-in-Public Day Recap

NANI's Stitch-in-Public Day was held on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at the Dyer-Schererville Public Library, located in Schererville, IN.  Those who attended had a great time!  For those of you who missed it, here are some photos.  There was a nice exhibit...

And here are the smiling faces of our volunteers.

From left:  Renee R, Janet C, Carol L, Karen J, Becky M and Chris R.
Karen P, Joyce K and Pat B are not in this photo.

We met a lot of friendly needlework enthusiasts.
We're hoping some of them will decide to come to our next meeting!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Stitch in Public Day!

Don't forget:  Saturday, February 15, 2014, is Stitch-in-Public Day!  

NANI will be having their annual event at the Dyer-Schererville Public Library, 1001 W. Lincoln Highway (Route 30) from 10-4. Set up is at 9:00 a.m.  Come for a couple of hours, or the entire day.  Bring a little stitched something to show off, too, if you'd like.

See you there!

Monday, February 3, 2014

February Meeting - CANCELLED

The NANI General Meeting
scheduled for Tuesday, February 4, 2014,
has been cancelled
due to weather.
Our next scheduled meeting is
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (cross your fingers).
We're looking forward to a
very large Show 'N Tell
for the March meeting!
Stay safe, warm and stitchy, my friends.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Two Important February Dates

Two important dates are coming up in February.

Flowers from my Needle Workshop

Our February 4, 2014 meeting is the deadline to sign up for Flowers from my Needle, our Spring workshop/luncheon.  The NANI and Waterfall Glen Chapters of the EGA are sponsoring this event, which will take place at Olympia Fields Country Club on May 3, 2014.  The fee is $84, which includes the canvaswork kit, workshop, a continental breakfast and buffet luncheon.  An optional wooden box to display the piece is $40.

This is the From Nancy's Needle design that we will be stitching, taught by Nancy herself.

This is the autumn colorway.

Stitch-in-Public Day

Our second important February date is Saturday, February 15, 2014:  Stitch-in-Public Day.  We will be at the Dyer-Schererville Branch of the Lake County (IN) Public Library, 1001 W. Lincoln Highway, Schererville from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Set-up is 9:00 a.m.  Come for an hour or stay all day long!  This is a fun stitch-in which we share with the public.  Hope to see you there.

For more information on either of the above events, please contact a NANI officer or Board member.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Meeting Canceled

The NANI General Meeting
scheduled for Tuesday, January 7, 2014,
has been canceled due to
hazardous weather conditions.
Our next scheduled meeting is
Tuesday, February 4, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.
See you then.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

November Show & Tell

Here are the finished pieces that our members brought to the November meeting:

Ruth brought these four
cute and fun Halloween projects:

Renee S brought this fun and unique
Christmas ornament:
Carol J brought this darling
needle book:

Sue P brought this cute seasonal pillow:
Marj H brought this lovely holiday picture
and fabulous crazy-quilted angel:
Sue H brought these two
beautiful samplers:

Pam S brought these three cute bookmarks:
Barb P brought this lovely pin
made by Cathy:
Debbie L brought this beautiful bracelet:
Renee R brought the project she will
be teaching at the Heritage Quilters' meeting (l.)
and a lovely pincushion:
Last but not least, Becky M
switched it up and brought
these three cute cross stitch pieces
(she usually does needlepoint):
Don't forget
to send your $30 check
to Sue H for our annual
Christmas Party
on December 3rd!
See you there!
And bring a friend!