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:


Karen, you will be missed.

Monday, January 5, 2015

January Meeting Cancelled

The General Meeting scheduled for
Tuesday, January 6, 2015,
has been cancelled due to inclement weather conditions.

It's great weather to 
stay home and stitch!

See you in February.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

November Show & Tell

This month 10 of our talented members had items for Show & Tell.  The eye candy follows:

Carol L made the pretty bread cloth on the left and the lovely runner on the right.

Chris R stitched this sweet tree design.

Karen J, a guest at the meeting,
brought this fabulous needlebook.
The technique is boutis,
and she offered to teach it to anyone interested.

Amy P stitched these two cute holiday decorations....

...and this precious frame insert displayed 
under a photo of her hubby and grandson.

Julie stitched these two darling needlepoint ornaments.

Becky (Julie's mom) stitched these cute Halloween ornies.

Janet C stitched this adorable angel.

Marj H brought her stunning mixed media EGA challenge piece
which she, of course, designed.
For more inspiration from Marj, check out her blog here. 

Sue H stitched these pretty hardanger inserts for greeting cards
which she will have for sale at the Quilters Plus boutique.

...and she also stitched this gorgeous canvaswork piece
which was a class taught after one of the Great Lake Region meetings.

Renee R finished the workshop piece from May (bottom)
and is making it into a cute purse.  The top piece will be a brooch
from one of this year's Chapter classes.


Renee also made these cute potholders and
adorable pincushions, which she plans to
offer for sale at the Quilters Plus boutique.

That wraps it up for this month.
Don't forget to contact Sue H for your reservation
to the NANI holiday party next month!
December 2nd will be here before you know it.

Until next time, keep stitching!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October Show and Tell

At the October chapter meeting, these lovelies were shown by our members:

 Aggie stitched this stunning street scene.

Becky stitched and finished these cute ornaments 
just in time for Halloween.

Julie stitched this eye-catching pumpkin.

Pat stitched and finished these strawberry ornaments.

 Renee stitched these lovely ornaments.
The heart-shaped one was a class
at the most recent GLR meeting.

 Ruth had so many wonderful pieces to show
that they didn't fit into just one photo!

Last but not least,
Sue stitched and finished these two appealing projects.

That's it for now.
Until next month,
keep stitching.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September Show & Tell

Here is the latest batch of spiffy handcrafted items from our talented members:

Amy P stitched this outstanding bargello piece.
It looks like it's the insert to a simple box,
but it's really a piggybank!

 Becky M stitched these two cute holiday ornaments on felt.
The simple-to-do finishing makes them all the more appealing.

Becky also stitched this clever cat sampler,
beautifully accented by the black-and-gold frame.

This striking Peace pillow was stitched by Julie,
one of our newest members.
She is Becky's daughter!

Ruth is our needlework rescuer.
She acquired this stunning beaded piece...

...this beautiful example of Romanian lace...

...and this psychedelic wonder from the '70's
which she has plans to restore.

 Pat B stitched these identical (except for the finish) birds...

And this hardanger heart piece
from the 2014 Nordic Needle retreat.
It's taped to the metal heart-shaped box.

Last but certainly not least,
Wendy L finished an impressive whitework sampler
and this lovely canvaswork music box insert
taught at our May workshop.

Way to go, ladies!
Until next time, keep stitching.