Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum is one of my favourite designers. I love her free angel designs. Over the summer I stitched her 1997 and 2005 Angels.
At the meeting we talked about what we’ll be doing for a fund raiser this year. We have decided to do the same amount of stitching but some of it will be different. We’ll be doing Snow Baby ornies and something in hardanger instead of two sets of the same designs. I volunteered to do a hardanger ornie. As yet I have not gotten very into finishing projects as ornaments so I am looking forward to learning more about that.
The programme team continued with the Richelieu doilie instructions. I was worried about doing the ‘Y’ button hole bar, and wanted to stitch it in the meeting so I would have help if I needed it. ‘Y’ bar wasn’t that bad.
A few of us were talking about how to do buttonhole stitches on the outlines because we want to keep things even looking. Someone mentioned a basting stitch which I will end up doing. When the designer was contacted to ask if we could use her pattern for the group she was more than happy that we planned on doing the doilie. She wants to see pictures of the various doilies that everyone is producing. There are many different colours on the go….variagated and solid. The designer’s name is Margaret Beemsterboer.
I have been working on my Beginner Blackwork piece from EAC’s correspondance course designed by Colleen Darling. Once I finish the border I’ll post a full picture.
Town Clock Stitchers has added another free project to our site. Please take a look; feedback would be great.
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.