Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bring them to the meeting ...

Just a Reminder ....

Please bring your stitched
Kissing Pillows with you
to the January meeting.

--- or ---

They can be mailed directly
to Elizabeth by January 15th

(mailing address on reverse side of pattern)


Questions? Please contact
Beth, Karol, or Sue

or e-mail Needle Artisans

Friday, December 17, 2010

Our officers were installed
on Dec. 7th during the Holiday Party
held at Briar Ridge Country Club.

Congratulations to our new
2011-2012 NANI Officers (from left):

Cathy W (Treasurer), Pat B (Secretary), Karol J (President), + Beth V (Vice President).

Also, welcome Marjorie H (Publicity Chair).

Our thanks and gratitude for a job well done
to outgoing Board Members:
Janet C (President), Renee S (Vice President), Carol L (Secretary), Bernie W (Publicity), + Chris R (Education).

Continuing to serve are:
Cindy L (Scholarship), Renee R (Hospitality), Elaine H (Membership), Betti P (Newsletter), Sue H (Regional Rep.), + Aggie G (Sunshine)

Info + Photo by Renee R

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Presented at the NANI Holiday Party
held at Briar Ridge Country Club
December 7, 2010.

Janet + Renee S are pictured with

Quaker Diamonds
Designed by Karen Kluba for Rosewood Manor

Stitched on 28 count Cashel Linen Mello
with 3 strands of cotton over-dyed Valdani fibers over two

Outgoing NANI President Janet's gift
was stitched by the following
members of the Board:

Sue H., Elaine H., Karol J.,
Carol L., Betti P., Renee R.,
Chris R., Renee S., Bernie W.,
and Kathy W.

Info + Photo from Renee R

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

There is still time ...

Grab a form + get pencil to paper!!!

You are invited to participate in the
2011 Secret Stitcher Program

Deadline has been extended ...

Forms are located in the Nov/Dec Flying Fingers newsletter,
e-mail Needle Artisans
+ request a form.

Please Note:
completed forms are to be sent to
our Vice President, Beth V

Beth will be tossing names into
the hat on December 26th.

Names will be drawn +
participants will be notified by mail.

Comments? Questions?
Contact Beth
or e-mail Needle Artisans

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


We all had a great time
at the holiday party!

Many thanks to Sue H + Committee
for a

Monday, December 6, 2010

Our Members Share ....

Mary Wigham sampler
WIP* stitching by Renee

Renee shares: I'm stitching it on 28 count Linen Lambswool..
two strands of the recommended colors of DMC over two.
I have eight foot ceilings in my house
and I wanted something a good size
(the fabric is 30 X30)
when framed to fill the space on the walls.

Just started this piece
during Camp Wonderland 2010
and I hope to have it finished
by next Camp Wonderland 2011..

Maybe reporting on my progress
will keep me motivated to work on it
and stitch in general.

Stay tuned for upcoming stitch-in plans.

(*WIP = Work in Progress)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Kissing Pillows

I love it when something reaches out to bring people together.A few months ago Jane, Marge, Pat and I all brought news of the Kissing Pillows project to our friends at the Homewood Embroiderer's Guild. One member, Kathy, just send me these six pillow tops and a lovely note. She told me she was very happy to have the opportunity to do something to help the soldiers. I'll bring them to the January meeting to give to Beth.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mary Wigham SAL

Mary Wigham Sampler

How are all our NANI stitchers doing?

I found a blog with loads of stitchers - check out their progress pictures:
Mary Wigham - USA version of the SAL blog.