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!



Friday, February 10, 2017

February Show and Tell

Here is the collection of lovelies that our members brought to the February meeting.


Karen J brought her newest French boutis designs,
the gorgeous hearts and clever scissor cases.

This is Marj H's original stitch-a-day,
which is her diary of 2017 in stitches.

She also finished this interesting canvas piece,
started by our late member Renee S.

Marj took an EGA correspondence course,
and made this stunning beaded paisley necklace.
Photos can't do it (or any of these pieces) justice.

She also stitched this cute holiday tea towel.

Pat B stitched the cardinal flatfold and
deer-in-winter doorknob hanger,
finished to perfection by Karen J.



Renee R  and other members of her quilt guild
did these charming applique butterflies.

Becky M stitched this cute picture,
all the while thinking of her dog.


Her daughter Julie, a former member, stitched the
lovely bargello ornament on the left, while Becky
stitched the Cubs memorabilia on the right.

Until next time, keep on stitching!