Hello again everyone
I’ve been busy with my iPad over the last couple of weeks taking pics as I look over people’s shoulders at the Monday morning and evening meetings.
To the members of the Guild thanks so much for sharing your work and being so patient with me as I whisk away your work to take a pic.
This post comes with its own warning – it’s a mega post just in case you need to get a cup of coffee or tea…….
Irene Burton is incredibly fast at finishing work – look what she’s done in the last couple of weeks:
I love the sparkly bits on the dancer’s dress – they add something special. What do you think?
We had two special visitors on Monday
Margaret Kilby from Ottawa is working on this lovely field of red poppies:
and Dee Glenn from the USA on this elegant quilt:
While we’re talking about quilts here’s where Dorothy Rudland is up to with her butterfly quilt:
and Lee Scott is finishing the crazy quilt block she started on her recent stitching cruise around New Zealand:
You’ve seen this crazy quilt block that Fran Novitski has been working on in previous posts so here it is finished and very cleverly turned into a folder cover:
Julie Knight who is just the most creative person across a range of media was showing us the pieces she’d entered into the Canberra Show last month. Just look at this awesome baby doll – don’t you just want to pick her up and give her a big cuddle?
Her other pieces were this baby’s outfit
and this silk ribbon embroidery
Shona Phillips has also been adding some ribbon embroidery to this retro design:
while Pat Bootland is stitching away on a new piece inspired by a Sydney Long painting in the National Gallery of Australia.
Floriana Basilisco finished this embroidery for a cushion
This piece is a bit deceptive because the painted green background suggests you’re looking at appliqué when in fact it’s surface stitching.
Floriana’s now started on this filet inspired by similar pieces she saw on her last trip back to Italy
Near her Catharina Koopman was working on this cross stitch
Gail Haidon was working away at this stunning piece of wool embroidery that you’ve seen in an earlier post
and Lesley Fusinato has started another block of her super cute French mouse Monet quilt
Jan Senti has finished her too cute bear stitched with mingled threads to give a ‘tweed’ effect
and now she’s onto Sashiko
On Monday night Sarah Kimmorley was painstakingly counting threads for the tassels on a baby blanket
While Jenny Balderson was adding the finishing touches to her Stitch of the Month book cover
Now if you love Hardanger and drawn thread work here’s some eye candy for you that various members are working on
Nan Horne’s Ukrainian work
Here’s a corner of a large Hardanger tablecloth that Brenda Phillips is making as a raffle prize for a special birthday of the Yass Country Women’s Association – we all want to win it!
Mmm I have to apologise to the owner of this Hardanger piece in progress as I can’t read my scrawled notes – so if you recognise it please let me know and I’ll add your name
For something completely different check out the progress that Sharon Boggon has made on her contemporary piece
and Agnes Sciberras on her very evocative seascape
Margaret Roberts is almost finished her Australian landscape and is looking for feedback and ideas on whether she should put something at the foot of the tree – so your comments would be very welcome…
For the history buffs among you here’s the Millennium Sampler being worked on by Jan Prowse
while Patricia has started this panel of the Bayeux Tapestry and was showing me her Bayeux Stitch
If you’re a fan of Diana Lampe’s designs then you’re in luck because two members are working away on very similar pieces. In the morning group Janice Brennan was finishing this design
and in the evening group Rosie Collis is just about finished this
There’s also lots of cross stitch going on
and Samantha Benda
Threadpainting always generates a lot of interest at our annual exhibition and on the Members Gallery so here’s a lovely violet by Ros Stanford
There’s the same kind of delicacy but a very different technique in these Stumpwork elements that Margaret Cooper is working on
Evelyn Foster is working on this winsome Trish Burr miniature
While Mary Doherty is almost finished a block for our Sunbonnet Sue quilt
For a pop of colour have a look at these pieces by Jan Hure
and Diana Churchill
We’re going to end on a Christmassy note with this stocking being stitched by Carol Van Gelder
and Glenda Hudson’s fun button Christmas Tree from the Creative Group workshop