Wednesday, January 23, 2013

January's Stitch-In

Several local Swans met at Sandra's home on the 5th of January to stitch and enjoy each other's company.  There were several who brought items that were completed in 2012.  Some were part of their UFO challenge, but some were not!  Here are the photos... part 1!

The two Cathy's!

Brenda's ornament - a beautiful ornament stitched over one.  This is "The Three Wisemen" from Blackberry Lane Designs, one design in a series of 6. 

I didn't write down whose wonderful work this was... ladies, let me and I'll edit this post!

Linda's Liberty Hill box and needlecase, and two additional pieces she brought.  One is our biscornu project!

The rest of the pictures for today are close-ups of the beautiful piece by Diane Clements stitched by Carolyn...

I'll say it yet again, the photographer just couldn't capture the beauty of all of these pieces. Stay tuned for more!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Past and Present Update & Assignment

Linda sent out the assignment for January on the 5th, and I'm a bit slow getting it on the blog.  But, here are some pics of Linda's progress!

I think I need to get a mini tri-pod!  I'm sorry for the bit of blur, but we thought you really needed to see some close-ups of this beautiful sampler.  Linda's assignment for us this month is as follows:

"For the month of January we want to get the broken line directly below the darning patterns in as well as the medallion on the left hand side. Also get the flowers and vine that are directly above the hardanger stitched. I did not run into any problems with the charts except that the medallion is on several different pages. To make it easier, I made copies of all the pages and then taped them together.   This month should not be hard to get the assignment finished."

Watch for pictures from our Jan 5th Stitch-in and Show and Tell!  I'll be posting them in a day or so.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Stitching Adventures - 1st Quarter Newsletter Bonus Pictures

The first quarter newsletter is hot off of the press... well, my little editing, cutting, pasting, and inserting fingers.  Not really the "press".  Our new feature "Stitching Adventures" was submitted by Lynn Jones.    You really need to read Lynn's story.  Okay, you need to read the entire newsletter, but for now, here is some eye candy:

We thought you may want to see some detail of Lynn's "DH's Sampler" and look at this wonderful work in higher quality images than we can post in the newsletter.  You can read all about it in our 1st Quarter Newsletter, found at .

Sandra Ball told us about her stolen Toy Chest Etui and happy endings last newsletter, when the feature began.  It's been fun! Please share your story with us!  If you have one you'd like to submit, send it to the editor at stitchinmaniac @ msn . com (no spaces).