Monday, August 18, 2014

August 23 .... Knowledge and Needles Stitching Day

I have been telling people via word of mouth about Stitching Day on Saturday but I had forgotten to broadcast the details  via the Everyone is welcome on Saturday from 11ish till early evening for a day of stitching, visiting, enabling, eating, giggling and oohing and aahing.
just bring a potluck dish, your stitching, any finished items you would like to display and yourself and join in for the day.
meanwhile...I have received more quilt squares...
Margaret W from Picton
Ruth L from Mississauga
Beatrice S from Brighton
Kathy A from Trenton
Angie B from Brighton
Kim W from Trenton

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A lovely day

I was delighted to be invited to a day of stitching with members of CGNA, at the home of Teresa L.
It was a beautiful day and we all sat outside in view of the Ridesu Canal with our projects.
Two guild members added their quilt blocks...

Sharon was thrilled when I stopped in yesterday to show her.

I have made these 6 ornaments and enjoyed the process. Ornamentifying comes next... Well one of these days perhaps!
Next on my stitching agenda is the back stitching on this central Santa in Paul's stocking.
I wonder if I can get it done in the 4 days allotted?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The next batch of quilt blocks

Sharon C

Angie B

Barb S

Sharon C

Anne P

Bernie R

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Stitchers are generous

These are two more blocks by Sharon. As you can tell she is one who leads by example.
The cat above with the rose is from a magazine from 1990. There was a companion piece shown in that magazine of a similar cat with an orchid which was going to be in the next issue. Of course neither Sharon nor I had that issue. I posted on facebook what we were after and  that same day we had a response from a friend of mine prepared to mail us the magazine.  Thank you Kelly, Sharon is delighted with her new pattern.

Anita stitched this little beauty. I think it is my favourite!

Ann M did this heart and it's border. 

Cheryl and her granddaughter Eve collaborated on this piece. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

More blocks

THese two quilt blocks arrived in the mail last week from Kris in Kingston. I am late in posting them and thanking you Kris because our internet stopped working during the thunderstorm last Saturday night. It turned out to be a Bell problem which took until today to be rectified. Fortunately we are now connected again and over the next few days I will post more quilt blocks as they come in.
These bleeding hearts came from Kathy B from Frankford.
Catherine is one of the Friday (now Wednesday) stitchers

Elizabeth V mailed this block to me.  Thank you Elizabeth.
THe forget me nots are so appropriate  and perfect.
I will post some more on the weekend.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Stitching Rotation

I found myself kitting up an ornament a few minutes ago .... Then I remembered that I had decided it was time to start another stitching rotation, and yes there would be a slot for ornaments in it but not just at this moment. 
The above is the beginning of a Christmas stocking for my son-in-law and it represents day 4 on my 4 day schedule. Therefore, I had better finish day 4 with it before starting day 1 with anything else, no matter how those ornaments are calling me!
This stocking is going to have to take some kind of priority since it would be good to have it done before Christmas and because by December I will have to be thinking of a stocking pattern for the new grandchild. I would love to do the Little Girl's Room stocking from the old CS&CC magazines but what if the baby is a boy?
Anyway, I know a rotation works for  me, as long as I don't get sidetracked by something I absolutely love and can't put down, like Giovanni's Alphabet and as long as I confine the rotation to 3 pieces at most. 
So let's see how I do as the summer progresses.