Thursday, March 31, 2011

April 1st is International Tatting Day

According to Wikipedia, you can use tatting needles, tatting shuttles, or a hook (cro-tatting) for tatted projects.

Motifs from Beeton's Book of Needlework look like this:

The newer books are filled with patterns using overdye fibers -- solid fibers, colorful, bright fibers and some patterns add BEADS.

Enjoy International Tatting Day + maybe there is a
lace making project in YOUR future!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sewing and Quilt Expo

Sewing and Quilt Expo

Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 North Thoreau Dr.
Schaumburg, IL 60173

March 31
April 1 & 2, 2011

Winter Stitching ....

Stitched by NANI member, Deb L

Wendy Mosbacher
"Leaves and Stitches"

Deb shares:
from Just Cross Stitch
Jan/Feb 2009 Issue

Monday, March 28, 2011


Don't miss out on
Marjorie's giveaway.

Details on her post:
Latvian Charted Designs: Giveaway

(enter before April 4th)

This giveaway was also featured
on Craft Gossip

Saturday, March 26, 2011

2011 GLR seminar

For those members attending

the 2011 Great Lakes Region Seminar

Stitching by the Falls

April 3‐7, 2011

Have a terrific time
and tell ALL when you get back!!!

per GLR newsletter:

"Remember, even if you’re not registered for a class, all region members are welcome to “visit Camp” to shop the boutique or bookstore as well as attend Merchandise Night on Wednesday eve-ning, April 6 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. We invite you to join us!!!"

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Duneland Weavers Guild of NW Indiana

Duneland Weavers Guild
show opens April 3rd w/champagne Reception + Style Show

Exhibit on display
during the month of April

Chesterton Art Center
115 S Fourth St
Chesterton, IN 46304

11-4 weekdays
1-4 weekends

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Winter Stitching ....

Work in progress, stitching by NANI member, Deb L

DebBee's Designs
"Glitz and Glamour Sapphire"

Deb shares about this canvas piece:
I changed colors on everthing in this piece.
Now wish I had picked a lighter color canvas
because I have Jessica Crescent Stitches to add
and am having a hard time seeing the
placement of the stitches.

I may have to wait until the sun is shining
and take it outside to finish.

Ott light, Up light or white towel
under the piece are not helping.

If anyone has suggestions about how
to get light underneath
so that I can see to stitch
would be greatly appreciated!

Saturday, March 19, 2011


May Class + September Class
Autumn Biscornu Stackers

In this class we will be making three
small biscornu’s in a fall pattern.

This is a Jeannette Douglas pattern.
The motifs for these are acrons, squirrels & fall flowers.
In the May (1st) class we will be working on x-stitching the motifs.

A few months later (September class)
we will be putting our biscourns together,
stacking them & tie them up with a ribbon.
Then you will have a nice decoration just in time for fall.

The kit will include: your pattern, fabric, buttons,
beads + overdyed threads.

You will need to supply the DMC threads for the class.
For those signing up, I will give out the DMC colors you will be needing,
at the April meeting.

Price: $22.00
Deadline for sign up: April meeting

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Winter Stitching ....

Work in Progress by NANI member Deb L

Lavender and Lace
"Angel of Mercy II"

Deb shares:
Started this angel in November
right before Thanksgiving
but didn't really get going
until January.

Still have a long way to go.

Winter Stitching ....

Canvas pieces stitched by NANI member, Deb L

Nancy's Needle
"Jeweled Garden"

Deb shares: Changed all the colors on this project.
Added a Czech Glass Button that I bought on
one of our Camp Wonderland Trips ...

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Edited 3/12/2011:

Stitching for Autism
designed by Sue Reed
and sponsored by
the Massachusetts Chapter, ANG

Workship will be held:
April 30th
9am - 3pm

Janet's Clubhouse aka The Gerogetown Homes Clubhouse
3800 Georgetown Court
Hammond, IN

Sign-up Deadline: March 15th

100% of the net proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks, an organization benefiting children with Autism.

Needlepoint Kit Fee: $41.00
Scissor Fob: $15.00

Please note:
If you are not stitching the Autism Project,
you are welcome to come to the clubhouse and stitch.
Bring your own project + enjoy the day.
ALSO, please bring your own lunch + beverage.
The clubhouse has a refrigerator, microwave, etc. available for our use.


Project information + additional details, in the
Flying Fingers newsletter.

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

Cars + Quilts

Cars and Quilts
February 24- March 23, 2011

Indiana Welcome Center
Off of I-80/94 on Kennedy Ave. South
7770 Corinne Dr., Hammond, Indiana

Everyday 8am-5pm

219-989-7979 or 800-ALL-LAKE

Per Web site: Antique cars from local residents
and quilts from the Heritage Quilters
will fill the hall.

The quilts will be here to promote the
"A Gathering of Quilters" event
March 18-19, 2011.
The Patrician Banquet Center
410 East US Highway 30
Schererville, IN 46375,

(The Patrician Banquet Center is located
1 mile East of US 41,
and 5.7 miles West of I-65
between Austin Ave + Cline Ave,
on the North side of US 30
in Schererville, Indiana.)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

March 2011: Inside EGA

March 2011 Inside EGA
is available.

Inside EGA Link Here

Direct link:


Two new GCC's + one new ICC are available
Quarterly Correspondence Courses being offered
PLUS Chapter news

Elegant Soccer

Congrats Jane!

Featured in Craft Gossip ...

Link Here

or direct link:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

GLR News

March 2011 GLR Newsletter

available on line

Link here


direct link:

Oh, so fun to read about our chapter
outreach programs in the GLR news!

I noticed they are still looking

for a volunteer to take care of the fundraising items:

"GLR Fundraising
Please consider volunteering!!

On the heels of that announcement I must remind you...we have boxes of tote bags in my house with money tied up in them not earning any return. In able to utilize these wonderful bags, they need to be available to the membership. We must have a chairman to handle fundraising. These bags are truly wonderful. I am using two of them and cannot stress enough how wonderful they are. more time I am pleading...we desperately need someone for this position. "

I have one of their bags + it is terrific!
Nice size, great zipper top, keep all my
travel gear inside without spilling in the car ; )

Contact: Corinne C, Region Director,
if you are interested in purchasing
a tote bag --- or being a volunteer
to take over this fundraiser

Monday, March 7, 2011

Thread Magic Garden

March 2011
Thread Magic Garden: The Art Quilts of
Ellen Anne Eddy

Chesterton Art Center
115 S. 4th St.
Chesterton, IN 46304

Weekdays 11am-4pm - Weekends 1pm - 4pm

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Jamee's Mary Wigham

Mary Wigham Sampler
WIP - stitching by Jamee J

Jamee shares: my Mary Wigham sampler in progress ....

I'm stitching it on 32 ct. linen over one.

I'm using DMC floss in many colors, hopefully only once on the sampler.

This will be my ode to DMC by the time I finish it!

They have so many beautiful colors, I couldn't choose just one!