Saturday, May 26, 2018

Stitching Saturday

My Stitching Saturday focuses this week on North Alabama Stitchers.  We met on Friday evening for dinner at Cracker Barrel. We had a big table and there was much stitching talk going on! It is always fun to find out what other stitchers enjoy stitching as well as others favorite Floss Tube Channels on You Tube.

Saturday morning we met at ten am and stitched until two pm. We brown bagged lunch. One of the members brought a cake for dessert.  Even though I only knew one lady, we became fast friends as a mutual hobby brings folks together in a big way.

The  meeting place was the club house of a local subdivision. It was the perfect place to stitch.

Here is my new start I took with me on Saturday.  It is being done on Aida and I knew it would be easier to see to stitch. Plus I knew I would be doing a lot of talking so I wanted to take an easy piece  to work on at the meeting.  I love Prairie Schooler and especially their villages. Some how I missed this one when it was first printed so I was happy to see it being re distributed by Hoffman.  I am updating it a bit with some fancy floss.

Brenda of Brenda's minders and more brought along some of her minders to sell. I picked up these for  fall stitching.

There were also some pass the stash opportunities.  I chose this one and this one..

I needed them don't you know???

And lastly, I have to share this picture of Misty with her finished Chatelaine.

It was just amazing. She sent it to be framed by Jill Rensler who is THE cross stitcher framer for those who want their stitching to be displayed in a fantastic way.  I am not sure I would have trusted this piece to the mail system but it worked out well. Misty said when it came to her house in a huge box she could not wait to open it. I am so glad she took the time to bring it to the meeting for all of us to see.  She is hanging it over the sofa in her living room.  Misty does very intricate work..the butterflies were stitched over one and if you are a stitcher you know what great skill that takes!  She does all her work on scroll rods.

Believe me, there are some very talented ladies in this group and I know I will learn lots from them as I attend monthly meetings.


Sandy said...

WOW is all I can say for that large piece. That is amazing. Oh to be young again.
Did you see anyone doing something you hadn't seen before? Was it equally split between hoopers and non hoopers and different kinds of hoops?

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, it is always a wonderful time when one can sit, chat/share, and stitch with like minded people. It sounded like you had an enjoyable time. How big is the group? What a stunning piece Misty shared! Enjoy your Saturday!

Linda said...

Wow! Just WOW!

Terri D said...

That piece by Misty is just beautiful! Oh my!! How nice that you found this group to join! I'm sure we will hear more about them!!

Mari said...

Wow! That is an amazing piece of art. I love the frame work too.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my goodness...Misty did a phenomonal job! It is GORGEOUS! And what fun to get together with other stitchers! Enjoy your weekend!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Using my Turkey needle minder on a Thanksgiving piece.

Jazzmin said...

How delightfully fun the stitchers meetings sound, and look! Sounds like a wonderful group of ladies and like such a wonderful opportunity to learn and enjoy something everyone shares a love for. I need to get better at embroidery or start stitching so I can join a stitchers group someday, what fun!

Love the beautiful earthy tones of the floss you used for your Saturday start, and also the new acquisitions from pass the stash.

The Chatelaine is just Incredible! Wow, what a beautiful finished piece.

Greatly enjoyed visiting you this afternoon.
Hoping y'all are having a very blessed Memorial Day weekend! :)

Anonymous said...

What fun. The butterfly piece is amazing - I enjoy you sharing that and the nice frame. Wishing you a nice day.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Sandy and Robin,....the group has about 30 members but it is hard to get everyone together at the same time. We had about 15 in attendance. There were a few scroll rods, mostly Q snaps and a few hoops for those with good eyes who do not require a magnifier.

Carol said...

What a fun day--and stitchers always become fast friends even when they don't know each other. The Chataleine is unbelievable--almost as large as Misty :)