Saturday, November 11, 2017

November Show and Tell

Here are the finished projects made by our members that brightened up the dark, cold night of our November meeting...

Six intricate monochromatic motifs
stitched by Marge G.

A lovely stitcher's prayer stitched by Chris.

Two cute seasonal designs stitched by Becky,
this one for Halloween...

...and this one for Thanksgiving.

Janet knitted this adorable baby hat.

And finally, Renee brought this smartly-finished class piece.

Don't forget the Christmas Party on December 5th
at Cafe Borgia on Calumet Avenue.
Bring a stitched ornament for the exchange!
(optional, as always)
Contact Sue H before Thanksgiving
 to reserve a spot for yourself
and possibly a friend, too.

And by all means, keep on stitching!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

September Show and Tell

The following lovelies were brought by our members to share at the September general meeting.

Becky M stitched these lovely pieces,
all of which won ribbons at the
Lake County Fair.

Marj H brought these beautiful pieces.

Janet C brought these sweet ornaments
and lovely pillow.

Carol L stitched this pretty armchair caddy.

Renee R made these two lovely pieces.

And last but not least,
Karen J created this wonderful
quilt, with hand-embroidered panels.

Until next time, keep stitching!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

June Show and Tell

Here are the projects that our members brought to the June meeting for Show and Tell:

Becky brought two sled ornaments decorated with
cute holiday perforated paper designs, and the Cubs W.

Chris stitched this adorable bird picture.

Marge made these cute floral designs,
soon to be made into buttons for Indiana State Day.

Renee was busy stitching a bunch of sweet smalls,
to be made into State Day buttons.

Sue brought her stunning, almost-finished project
from the class that she attended at the
EGA's Great Lakes Regional Seminar.

And finally, Rebecca stitched a gorgeous monogram and
a lovely blackwork piece,
both finished as pictures.

Don't forget that there is no July meeting.
Our next regularly scheduled meeting
will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Until next time, keep stitching!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May Show and Tell

In May, we had another theme night:  button covers for our upcoming State Day event.  Here are the lovely items that our members brought in to share.

Becky M made these sweet button covers.

Lynn U stitched these cute button covers.

Pat B stitched this seasonal flatfold
and the Christmas ornament,
beautifully finished by member Karen J.

Chris R stitched the delightful trio of items above.

Karen J stitched both the pretty button covers
and the gorgeous round boutis piece,
which is a top to a box.

Sue H stitched these cute sled ornaments.

Marge G made this lovely perforated paper piece.
Another person who's ready for Christmas!

Joyce K stitched these cute button covers.

And finally, Rebecca V stitched the adorable button covers (top)
and the eclectic collection of items in the bottom photo.

Until next time, keep stitching!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April Show and Tell

The theme of the items shown at our April meeting was Bookmarks for Literacy.
Here are the items.

Renee made this pretty heart bookmark.

Janet made these three cute bookmarks.

From the top, Marjorie's items are:
her clever year in stitches sampler (her own design);
three cute bookmarks;
two adorable miniature needlebooks;
and a sweet crocheted octopus.
She also made a whole lot of
fingerless gloves but, alas,
we have no photo of them.

Becky knit the colorful scarf (top)
and stitched the adorable snowman (bottom).

Finally, Karen J designed, stitched and assembled
this stunning French boutis clutch.

Until next time, keep stitching.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March Show and Tell

There was a boatload of stitchy eye candy brought by our members at the March general meeting.  Let's take a look...

Carol L stitched these lovely bread cloths...

...and this cute Santa ornament.

Chris R stitched this clever "clock."
(and, yes, it is almost always time to stitch!)

Karen J stitched this cute freebie,
which she made into a pillow.

Karen also stitched and finished (of course)
the adorable cardinal pillow,
and designed and stitched the
three fabulous French boutis scissor cases.

Claudia stitched this delicious-looking drink.

Lynn U stitched this pretty spring ornament.

Becky M stitched these two cute egg-shaped
bunny stand-ups, finished by Karen J.

This is the continuation of Marj H's
original stitchy journal of her year.
It's enough to make a person want to plunge
back in to surface embroidery!

This is Tina's beautiful church piece,
which Karen J finished as a flatfold.

And this is just the start of Tina's wonderful
gigantic blackwork piece.
It's a freebie on the Blackwork Journey website.

Last but not least, Renee
brought these lovely quilted potholders.

Until next time, keep stitching!