We had a fabulous day on Saturday , with around 37 or 38 stitchers in attendance. There was a lot of oohing and aahing, talking, laughing (sometimes uproariously), eating, shopping, comparing techniques, learning techniques, eating, visiting, giggling and generally enjoying being with like minded stitchers.
Here is a hodge-podge of photos of people's work and some of the people themselves...
This cardinal pair is from a magazine...stitched by Barb
On the left are pieces from Colleen, but I do not know the names of the pieces and the black fabric on the right is Cirque des carreaux (Ink Circles) in progress...by Beatrice
This Gold Wing motorcycle was not on display because by Saturday it was in the hands of the friend for whom Sharon had stitched it. He is in the last stages of cancer and Sharon wanted to get it to him to have it asap. It was a photogrph which Sharon converted to cross stitch. There are over 40,000 stitches done with one strand over 2 on 40 count fabric.
Carmen and Isode hard at work.
Dani's Faberge egg...made for her dad.
Linda, Christin. Bonnie, Dani bending over, Beatrice's hair, Sherry and Teresa
Mary's Christmas stockings
Kathy A's Mirabilia round robin
Beatrice and Kathy A's Desert Mandalas...with corners of Betrices Ink Circles and Long Dog WIPs
Isolde and Eveline choosing colours. The only time I picked up a needle all day was when I found one on the floor beside these guys!
Bonnie's arms, Dani, Kathy A, Beatrice and Barb
Christin, Bonnie and Dani
Eveline, Wendy and Marg
Carmen, Isolde and Colleen
All in all...I'd say we had quite a day !!