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Friday, October 7, 2011

October Stonestead Stitchers get-together

The weeks roll around and it was time again for our Stonestead Stitchers get-together.  There is always something new to see, as the ladies bring in what they have been working on.  Whether a finished piece or still a work in progress,  it is always good to see everyone’s projects.  Ruth has completed her two lovely little pieces of Carrickmacross Lace, the same sort of embroidered lace that adorned Katherine’s royal wedding gown. Two is enough, she decided.  They may be tiny, but this sort of work is so fine and very labour intensive.  Ruth plans to hang these on the Christmas tree as decorations.
DSCF7611 Ruth’s hand made Carrickmacross lace pieces
Mary has been diligently working away on her Welcome Christmas Banner for the last few months.  It is now all assembled and she has just started the job of hand quilting it.  Perhaps it will be finished in time for this Christmas, or perhaps not, she will just see how she goes with it.
DSCF7612 Mary working on her quilting
DSCF7614Mary’s Christmas Welcome Banner
With a family wedding coming up, Cheryl and her SIL have both been working on one half each of a wedding quilt for the lucky couple.  These two halves have now been stitched together, and she brought it along to show us all.  It is a lovely pattern in shades of purple, green and cream, and they have used mostly batik fabrics.
DSCF7617 Cheryl’s quilt for a family wedding
Liz has put her hexagon quilt together but  now feels it isn’t quite big enough.  Luckily she has plenty of fabric left, she said,  so will make even more hexagons till she is happy with the size.
DSCF7619 Liz is hiding behind her hexagon top
Therese is not really a stitcher, she told me, and she enjoys paper crafts like card making.  She brought in these little book marks that she had made recently.  Those cute little designs are inserted on top of giant paper clips, and will make nice gifts for children who enjoy reading.
DSCF7613 Book marks made by Therese
And what was I doing?  Stitching sea snakes on my “Under The Sea” stitchery block.  This one is almost finished, then I just have the last panel to stitch.  All in all another enjoyable fortnightly meeting, with a tasty Devonshire Tea delivered to us at lunch time.

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