Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pics from Last Saturday Stitching

Happy Hump Day everyone!  Wednesday is my day off and I am celebrating it by being sick!  It sounded like so much fun but turns out it really just sucks all over the place.  I figure this is my punishment for being social this past weekend and going to 3 graduation parties.  I should know better by now.  Stay home...stay healthy.  Go out...get sick.  But enough about that.  Let's move on to better things.  Fun things.  Stitchy things.

A couple weeks back I snapped  pictures of some of the projects being stitched by our stitcher's at the shop.  Thought you might enjoy seeing what they're working on.  Lotsa talent in this group!

We'll start with Jane and Sandy.  They are a mother/daughter duo.  It must be nice to be able to share a hobby with a mom or a daughter.  I'm a tad bit envious.  They brought their Whitman Tins in to show the group as they had just finished them.  Soooo cute!  Sandy said the finishing took a while but I think it was worth it.

Then we have Joyce.  I've heard a rumor she has since finished this beautiful piece but don't hold me to that one.  It's just a rumor at this point.  This is a chart from The Sampler Company.  Can't remember the name right now and I really don't feel like looking it up...sorry, I'm fading fast here.  I have this one on my I need to stitch this list.  It is gorgeous in person!!!!

Next up is Roxy.  Roxy loves to stitch on tiny count fabrics like 40ct and up.  I'm okay with the 40 ct but when I hear 55ct I tend to hyperventilate a bit.  Roxy assures me that it's really not that bad.  But we're talking about the lady that's stitching one of the Hawk Run pieces (the exact one escapes me at the moment) on 40 ct silk gauze over one.  Do we really believe she knows what she's talking about? LOL!!  Anyway, I digress.  This particular day she was working on Bloom by Just Another Button Company.  Love the pretty colors in this one.  A great spring project.

Connie A. showed off her finished Quaker Frog by The Workbasket.  After she finished it she decided he looked a little scary.  Love the green on the black fabric!

Sue and Margaret were talking about the crochet or knitted scarves that are all the rage right now.  Margaret does not cross she crochets when she comes.  She makes hats for the babies at the hospital, little net scrubbies, dish clothes etc...

Carole showed the T-shirt that Sue's daughter made for her.  Sue's daughter has a been a very busy girl lately with all the order's the stitcher's have placed lately.  She makes really pretty blingy things like totes, jackets, t-shirts...

Finally we have Deb B.  She does some fabulous counted thread pieces and needlepoint pieces  but was working on the new flag piece by Rosewood Manor this particular Saturday.

And that's all I had time to take pictures of that day.  If you enjoy seeing everyone's projects I will continue to take pics as long as the stitcher's don't mind.

Well, I think that's it for today.  I'm glad you all enjoyed the Little House/Country Cottage display I posted last time.  I thank you for all the great comments and for taking the time to read the blog.  I'm trying to post a bit more often as time permits.  I think the next designer we do will be Blackbird Designs.  We have an actual Trunk Show coming up the end of June...Erica her stuff, so it will probably be sometime in the fall.

Take care till next time!


Monday, May 21, 2012

Little House/ Country Cottage Display

This month at work we are featuring the designs by Little House Needleworks and Country Cottage Needleworks.   The shop sent out a call to all our stitcher's to please loan us any of these designs that they had stitched up and we also offered a discount on the charts and the framing if they hadn't already stitched one but wanted to do so for the display.  As usual, our ladies came through for us in spades and we now have a wonderful display for everyone to enjoy!  I have this insane desire to stitch each and every one of these designs although I have to admit, the pastels used by Country Cottage are not me and I have to WWJD them.   HUH?  What does she mean WWJD them?   Deb, one of our customers, has taken that phrase and changed the J from Jesus to Julie and is always saying I have WWJD'd this or that or she'll ask me to WWJD something for her or she'll tell someone else to have me WWJD something. So it's kinda stuck.  Anyway, I thought I would show you the display in the shop, although you have seen part of it in my previous post already.

It's hard to get good pictures of them but I think you can see them pretty good if you click and enlarge each picture.  We're hoping to do this with other designers that don't have a traditional trunk show too.

Bout time to head to work.  Hope you have a wonderful Monday!

Take care till next time!