Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Needle Art Exhibit and a stitch a long

Oh gosh, time has slipped away from me again!  I had the best of intentions to post on Saturday but after Last Saturday Stitch at the shop I was pooped and just couldn't do it!  Stitching was tremendous fun as usual although I didn't get the opportunity to stitch at all.  We were on the go the entire day!  I didn't even get to talk to most of the gals that were there.  Saturday we announced the winner of our 3rd annual Needleart Exhibit.  This year we didn't have many entries which completely bummed me out but still it was fun to see the ones that were there.     I have made it known to all that next year I expect better participation and I followed that announcement with "the look" which according to my kids is enough to scare anyone into doing what they are told.  LOL!  I'm a bit sad and confused that none of the guild members brought any of their pieces in for the exhibit.  I know they do fabulous work and I would love to see them in the exhibit.  I don't understand why they didn't participate.   Anyway, here's a pic of the entries for this year...

I was thrilled to see that despite being up against a Lavender & Lace Angel (they always seem to win), One Nation managed to get just enough votes to take the top prize.  It's a beautiful piece, especially when you see it in person.  Congratulations to Mary H. who stitched this wonderful design from Bygone Stitches. 

Second place in case you didn't guess went to Angel of Hope by Lavender & Lace.  This beautiful piece was stitched by Shellie. 

The only Hardanger piece entered won third place.  Kasja was thrilled to hear she won when she stopped in today to pick up her framing.

Honorable mention goes to Connie who couldn't win because we don't allow employees to enter.  Her Jardin Prive Eiffel Tower deserves to be mentioned as it generated the most "do you have that chart" comments!

A little over a week ago I was eyeballing a Sampler Cove chart called Double Dutch.

I mentioned to Mary Ann that it would be cool to have it stitched up in 3 different colorways to which she immediately said she'd stitch one.  Then I wrangled Mary H. into doing a third color and Voila we have a stitch-a-long going!   I am way behind the other 2 though as I started mine and decided I didn't like the colors I'd chosen.  So I started over with new colors.

Mary Ann is doing the chart using Carrie's Creation silks in colors that mimic the called for fibers.

Mary H. decided to use Mardi Gras colors again using Carrie's silks.

My second choice of colors were picked to be something different from the other  two also using the Carrie's silks.

I've also stitched on Tuscan Rose some but haven't made much progress since I have had to stitch twice as much on Double Dutch than I should have! I don't care if I like the colors this time, I'm not starting over again.

Think I will stop here for the night and maybe go stitch on TR for a while.  Glee is on and I need to eat some supper yet.  Thanks for stopping in, hope you enjoyed seeing the winners work!   

Take care till next time!



Margaret said...

Love the prize winners! And I love seeing your three stitch along pieces -- it's fun to see the different colorways!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

What a beautiful display. It if cool the way one piece can look so very different when done it different colours. Have fun with the stitch along, can't wait to see the SAL's progress.
Be always in stitches.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Too bad you didn't get more participation but the ones that were entered (and won) are lovely. Your SAL sounds fun - I'll enjoy watching the progress.

Cari said...

Too bad you didn't get more participants but the ones you showed are beautiful!! Don't you just love stitching women and their work? I sure do. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs

mdgtjulie said...

Gorgeous pieces. I really like the angel from L & L. Her angels are always beautiful. And the flag is great too. Nice to see something so patriotic!! Congrats to all the winners. And enjoy your stitch a long!! I love the colors you've chosen.

Meari said...

The display pieces were absolutely stunning. Enjoy your SAL!

Paulette said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Amazing work! :) And I'm one of those who wants the Eiffel Tower chart - woohoo!


Lynette said...

I love all three versions of Double Dutch! I have this chart somewhere along with the suggested colours. I think I feel a new start ahead of me!!