First meeting since November. Seems like forever. We talked about guild stuff and then started working on the programme for the evening. A small coaster size richelieu doily. The technique isn’t so bad, so far….just single and double running stitches to outline the center portion and then make the detached parts (not sure of the right terminology at the moment) with long stitches and wrapping those with buttonhole stitches. A few of the members took the Beginner Richelieu course from EAC last year and they were leading the teaching. I like the intro size pieces that our guild does, just big enough to get you interested and not large enough to discourage.
Took the time to take pictures of what I have finished and/or been working on…
Grapes and Quilts
I have had this finished for quite some time, but finally got around to framing it and gave it to my Grandmother for Christmas.
After finishing Christmas presents I decided to stitch something small and quick. I have had this pattern in my stash for a couple of years and thought it was a good time to work on it. It’s called Christmas Chickadee by Valerie Pfeiffer from The World of Cross Stitching December 2006 issue.
The last picture is of my latest progess of Book of Ink Circles.
I haven’t kept up with the realease of the parts, but have been working away on it.
I’ve decided that Christmas 2009 will be one of stitchy gifts. I am going to do smaller ones. I like stitching Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum’s free angels…they work up quickly and the result is wonderful. I’ve already stitched a couple for presents before.
I am working on the Challenge that my guild is doing. We did one last year (I made a biscornu) and I got third place in the votes. The parameters of the challenge are to stitch a sampler that is 3-4 inches wide and 6 inches long and is original (i.e., not straight out of a pattern book). We have to keep it secret from the rest of the guild members though, so I can’t describe it or post pics until after the May meeting. The point is to vote on your favourite without knowing who stitched it and the top three winners get a little prize. I’ve already started mine, I would rather have it done well before May because…
I am going to be doing another correspondance course from EAC this year. I have chosen the Beginner Blackwork Embroidery by Colleen Darling. I am the only one in my guild doing this one this year.
Town Clock Stitchers January meeting is on the 27th this month, we are going to be doing a small richelieu (cutwork embroidery) piece. Just big enough to get a feel for the techinque, which I like.
I’ll post about the stitching I’ve been up to later. I’ve been working on Book of Ink Circles and an HAED Book keep.
I am looking forward to the EAC Seminar in May, I haven’t found out what classes I ended up with.