January Town Clock Stitchers Meeting and stuff

We met on Tuesday night (Jan 29).  January’s program is a needle case worked in a Hungarian stitch on canvas.  The design is from a leaflet by Anna-Marie Winter called Heather Tapestry.  The leaflet is for a little purse, but I’ll be making a needle case out of mine.  I wasn’t sure that I would start another project, but I brought the kit fee anyway (less than $4) and ended up getting it.  The idea is to use left over stash from pervious projects. I’ve got Kreinik, Needle Paints, and Caron Waterlilies.

 

Our correspondance course booklets came.  I’m taking beginner Casalguidi.  The design recommends DMC 712 on Antique White linen, but I want to do a different colour. So I selected Smokey Pearl linen and DMC 926.  I don’t know how that will go over with the instructor once it comes time to grade it.  Not traditional, but she did mention in the synopsis that some early examples exist done on blue or pink fabric.  I will definitely do the Smokey Pearl linen but might use the DMC 712 for the stitches.  I took a picture of each option.

           

I was leaning toward the blue on blue, but after looking at the pictures side by side I kinda like the 712 against the Smokey Pearl.  Hmmm.

I have a friend getting married in the summer and have been wondering what to do.  Her name is Rose so I thought it would be cute to stitch a Rose, but after going through my UFO pile I found something half finished.  It’s a Stoney Creek pattern called With This Ring Quilt Square.  I still have all the fibres. 

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