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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Stonestead Stitchers today

It’s been a while since I’ve managed to get to get to one of the fortnightly get-togethers with the Stonestead Stitching ladies, what with one thing and another going on.  But at long last I made it today.   “We’ve missed you”, they said – isn’t that nice!  Seven of us attended today, and it seems that I may well have missed some interesting “finishes” from the ladies over the meetings I was unable to attend.  Never mind, we had a good catch up today.

Not everyone brought stitching along to do, but that’s OK, half the fun is socialising together, isn’t it?  Ruth was busy stitching, trying out some new embroidery designs.  She is attending a class on Elizabethan embroidery shortly and had borrowed several books full of beautiful examples of this type of work.  The books were passed around the table and duly admired.  We will be interested to see how Ruth gets on in her class and look forward to seeing her embroidery piece next time.

Vicki-Anne loves making dainty little flowers and had two “fascinators” to show us, one pretty in pink with netting, and the other a rather glamorous concoction of black and red. 

DSCF3093-001 Vicki-Anne with her two fascinators

“Indian Garden”, the colourful Ehrman tapestry which Liz has been so diligently working on for a while, is not far from completion now.  The colours and designs are just lovely.

DSCF3094 Liz’s lovely tapestry

Cheryl was telling us about the apron panels she had purchased – just a matter of cutting out the pieces and stitching them together, she said.  Although she thought she would line each apron as well.  Here she is having fun turning the apron straps right way out.

DSCF3091 Cheryl and her apron straps

As for me, I took my sadly neglected knitting along and managed to get several rows done, in between chatting and eating our lunch.  I remember making a little jumper from this pattern for my son Michael so many years ago when he was just a toddler.  This blue version will get put away in the “baby box” for when the next generation comes along.

DSCF3095 My knitting

It was great to catch up with everyone at Stonestead again, thanks for your friendly company, ladies.  . 

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