Monday, August 10, 2015

Fun at the Fair - Edited

Early August means it's time once again for the Lake County Fair.  Five of our members participated this year, and had a great time cheering each other on during Exhibitor's Night, despite the fact that the temperature in the building was 100 degrees!  Here are their exhibits from the Fair.  Apologies for the blurriness of some of the photos.  The display cases are dark!

Becky M

Pat B

Renee R

Sue H

Tina W

Congratulations, All!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

July Show & Tell

We had a whole lot of eye candy at our July General meeting, 
so let's get right to it!

Becky M stitched this fantastic retro Yellow Submarine,
inspired by the Beatles' song.

Carol L went on a name tag and beaded fob frenzy.
Well done!

The prolific Chris R stitched all of the cuteness
in the above two photos.

Karen J rejoined the Chapter and brought these lovelies with her.
She is also starting a small needlework finishing business.

Marge G brought this study in color.
The same three colors were used in each of the quadrants,
with dramatically different results.  Fascinating.

Pat B stitched this canvaswork ornament,
beautifully finished by Karen J.

Last but not least, Sue P stitched this gorgeous hummingbird,
and brought a needlepoint calendar
to inspire the meeting's attendees.

Until next month, keep stitching!

Friday, June 19, 2015

June Show & Tell

From cats and bats, quilts and patriotic, to tins and blessings, our members had a wide variety of finished projects to show this month...

Barb P stitched and finished this cute personalized tin.

Becky M, one of our needlepointers,
switched it up with an adorable cross stitch picture.

Pat B was in a patriotic mood and
stitched this picture, pin cushion and pillow.

Renee went to pieces this month.

She pieced together these two beautiful quilt tops.

Sue P stitched this clever Hallowe'en ornie.

Sue also stitched this sophisticated, blingy cat.

Last but not least, our newest member Tina
showed this impressive cat cross stitch piece.

Until next time, keep stitching!

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.


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!