Hope you’ve had a good week & have set aside some special time for yourself over the weekend.
Next Monday the Guild’s weekly meetings will start up again so I thought you might like to see the pics I took of people’s work during the last morning meeting for 2014. Believe it or not this is only a sample of all the stitchy goodness that was going on. The photos were taken with my phone so they’re not up to Stewart Bath’s wonderful standard but hopefully they’ll be good enough to give you an idea of the work.
I’m going to share the work with in the order that I took the photos.
This is an epic post so grab a cuppa or glass of wine and a comfy chair…….and here we go………
In the front room Ann Lond was working on this Hardanger cream square
Maddalena Gustin is trying her hand at Hardanger under Bonnie Crawford‘s careful guidance. Here’s the piece she was working on
Bonnie herself was working on this cream and blue rectangular piece
Avis Gesling’s Hardanger had a pop of colour in aqua and mauve
While Elizabeth Hooper was having fun stitching some purple hearts
Now something completely different – a Goldwork dragon being stitched by Pat Bootland
Across the table Carol Van Gelder was having fun working on this too cute wool blanket with monkeys
Near her Lesley Fusinato was finishing this Canvaswork Christmassy house
and Floriana Basilisco‘s tapestry was also getting some finishing touches
Lesley Jemesen had a lovely Hardanger runner in her hoop
While Evelyn Foster was stitching a vintage embroidery
and Helen Nastopoulos had a cross stitch underway
In the room down the corridor Margaret Cooper was working on this piece
Kathy Pascoe had a bright Janlynn wallhanging underway
and Gwynyth Peddey had made amazing progress with Harlech Castle since we last saw it
Margaret O’Beirne was working on an intriguing Macedonian style embroidery from a class with Alison Snepp
While Gail Haidon was cross stitching these fun owls that just make you smile
and Jan Hure was working on a very different kind of bird – a gorgeous Or Nue Superb Parrot from last year’s class with Pat Bootland
Libby Williams was hand stitching this quilt with appliqué in felted wool
Back in the front room Janice Brennan was crocheting
Janice also showed us a cool granny blanket she’d made during Show & Tell which got a huge response to its awesomeness. This detail doesn’t do it justice but at least it gives you an idea of its beauty
Trish Hyland was stitching some elegant Hardanger
This Happiness Quilt by Anne Dowling got lots of oohs and aaahs at Show & Tell
Cecilia Skene was upcycling curtain fabric to create these awesome needlecases for her granddaughters
and adding a scissors fob for each one
This Canvaswork by Judy Barton Browne has a real pop of colour
Another vibrant piece was this Book Cover designed by Luba Tomaska. Luba’s doing the Stitch a Month classes and this is her sampler of stitches in progress.
And last but not least is this amazing Or Nue Zebra design being stitched by Lorna Loveland also from the class with Pat Bootland
Would you believe it’s her first Or Nue embroidery!