Two weeks on and it was time for another meeting of the Stonestead Stitchers. Although I was running a little late, I still managed to be the first to arrive, so took the end seat by the heater. These mornings have been very chilly lately.
One by one the ladies arrived, walked up the stairs, and sat down to enjoy the day. Ruth was working on her Mountmellick embroidery piece and hadn’t got very far, she told us, as she had unpicked some of her earlier stitches. This is a large piece of embroidery, so there will be a huge amount of time put into it. Bridget was also having trouble stitching around her tiny Christmas stars, they were so small I’m not surprised it was difficult to stitch. Liz was going great on her Klimt tapestry since we last saw her, it is full of interesting designs and in such lovely rich colours.
It’s not that long till Christmas, Mary had decided, so she had started work on a new Christmas project. This is a “Welcome” Christmas banner in lovely seasonal fabrics and we look forward to seeing it’s progress.
The wool owl that Joyce was working on had been finished and suitably embellished. The next step will be to make it into a cushion cover and it will then be a gift for her grand-daughter.
And we should have given Joyce an award for the oldest UFO! She brought along some serviettes which she embroidered way back when she was only eighteen and hadn’t quite got around to finishing them. (We weren’t allowed to guess how long ago that was). They just needed a little extra embroidery to finish them off, so that was her task today. Joyce’s mother had done the beautiful crotchet edge all those years ago. These serviettes certainly are family heirlooms and very precious, aren’t they?
We wondered what was in the great big bag that Cheryl brought in. It was full of fabric for her next quilt, called Chestnut and Vine. Cheryl’s husband loved the colours and design and chose this quilt while they were doing a bit of browsing on the internet.
And to show us that she hasn’t been sitting idle at home, Cheryl brought along the centre block which is is coming along nicely.
And what was I doing? A bit of “secret squirrel” work which can’t be shown just yet. And I just had to show off the tidy collection of threads in my little bag which were now all nicely plaited, (with a bit of help from Robin, I might add). So that is our get-together for this time. I won’t be able to make the next fortnightly meeting, so it will be four weeks till I get back there with the ladies again.