Friday, May 1, 2015

April Show and Tell

What the April Show & Tell lacked in quantity, it made up for in quality.  Here are the  items stitched by our members.

Barb P stitched this cute and colorful spring design.

Becky M stitched these adorable holiday and winter designs.
She's now ready for Christmas!

Carol L stitched another lovely bread cloth.

Last but not least, Janet C stitched this
cute Christmas tree on canvas.

Until next time, keep stitching!




Thursday, April 23, 2015

More Color

This isn't specifically about color in embroidery, but it is about how color affects your life. As you begin to pay more attention to color, you'll notice the colors around you and sometimes see their effects.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Color Theory Workshop

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, the Chapter hosted a color theory workshop at House of Stitches in LaPorte, Indiana.

Marj led the group in an EGA Petite Project called Colorplay,
designed by Erica M. Cannon.
The class project involved identifying colors in overdyed threads,
and then choosing a color family that was 'missing' 
from the overdyed fibers along with two adjacent color families.
Members worked on a small project to see how colors change
when grouped with other colors, or stitched on different backgrounds.

This is Marj, Linda (owner of House of Stitches) and
Renee, NANI President.

And here are the participants, from left to right:
Amy, Becky, Claudia, Diana, Renee, Marj, Carol and Marge.

Everyone had a great time and learned a lot about color.
There may also have been some stash enhancement going on,
but that is just a rumor!




Thursday, March 26, 2015

April General Meeting

The April NANI General Meeting
is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2015,
at the Community Park Social Center
8751 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN.

After the meeting
Alice will teach a finishing class
for an Altoid Tin topper.
Here is her adorable stitched model:


See you at the meeting!

Monday, March 16, 2015

February/March Show & Tell

Our members had some lovely finished items that were shown at the February and March meetings; we have a lot of catching up to do.

Here are the items from the February meeting:

Barb P finished the hilariously cute skeleton chefs
and the sweet Valentine bell pull.

Chris R stitched the inspiring Good Marriage sampler...

...and the pretty Spring sampler.

Ruth V had a lovely group of both
crazy quilt and cross stitch pieces.

Pat B showed her wolf piece, a former UFO for almost 13 years.

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We had a great turn-out for the March meeting,
and many of our members had been busy.

Barb P showed a cute Easter bell pull
and an adorable Halloween owl

Becky M stitched a pretty cross stitch holiday cardinal...

...and a wonderful, plump canvaswork turkey.

Marge G discovered this rare and old
sampler in a bookstore, of all places.

Alice C stitched this
beautiful spring design.

Janet C knit this amazing
two-tone cowl on her arm!

Marj H took a class in crazy quilting
and created this stunning block.

More from Marj H:
a lovely monochrome cross stitch piece
and two clever 3D pendants.

Renee R stitched this cute redwork Santa.

Renee took the chapter's name tag class,
and created this attractive name tag.

Violet S stitched this darling
Christmas ornament.

Finally, two of the participants
in the 2014 Challenge
brought their finished pieces.
Each stitcher was given the same threads,
a geometric shape to incorporate,
and was instructed to stitch
an original design.

Renee stitched this pretty quilt block design.


Alice C created some winsome
surface embroidery flowers
and a frolicking butterfly.

Ladies, we give you all
a round of applause.

This concludes our Show and Tell.
Until next month, keep stitching!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Do You Recognize Us?



These pretty pieces were left with our late finisher,
and we don't know to whom they belong.
If you know, kindly contact a Board member
or send us an email.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

2015 Stitch-in-Public Day Recap

On Saturday, February 21st, a group of hearty chapter members and several guests participated in our annual Stitch-in-Public Day, this year held at the Lake County Library in Merrillville, Indiana.

We had lovely projects from our members
being displayed all month at the library.

Here are some close-ups to better see the stitching...



Inside the room we used,
there was a table with NANI literature
and some precious small projects stitched by members.


We also had a table with embroidery books
for our guests' perusal.

Here are some of our participants,
happily stitching on their latest projects
in our well-lit space.

The weather cooperated
(it didn't snow)
and a good time was had by all!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Stitch-in-Public Day



The Needle Artisans of Northwest Indiana
will be hosting a Stitch-in-Public Day
on Saturday, February 21, 2015,
at the Lake County Public Library, Central Branch,
1919 West 81st Ave.,
Merrillville, Indiana,
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Come stitch with us!

Monday, February 9, 2015

So Long, Karen

Last month the Needle Artisans of Northwest Indiana lost one of its own.  Karen was a charter member of our EGA chapter, and a very accomplished needlewoman.  She was also very skilled at putting the finishing touches on a stitched piece.  One of our members described it as taking a scrap of linen and turning it into a piece of art.  Here are just a few of Karen's finishes:







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Karen, you will be missed.