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.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May General Meeting

The May General Meeting of the 
Needle Artisans of NW Indiana
will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.
at the Community Park Social Center
8751 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN

The evening's program will be a crazy quilt block.
All members are welcome to participate.
Come and join the fun!

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!