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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Saturday Stitching

Another fun Saturday with the North Alabama Stitchers.  Seems we get more chatting done than Stitching. So thankful to Debi who reserves the club house at her subdivision that we use each month. for our meetings.

I had to share this lovely piece of stitching...

Libby, one of our stitchers with younger eyes, is stitching Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow. I ordered this chart but then I gave it to one of my young friends. I could not stitch on the small count of fabric required for this piece.  Libby is doing a lovely job with it.

Brenda of Brenda's Minders and More on Facebook, is our fearless leader. She started this group one year ago. She brings some of her needle minders and grime guards to sell and I had to get these three needle minders.

This is a grime guard ...it covers your q snaps and keeps extra fabric out of your way as you stitch.  They are  also used to keep the oils from your hands from staining your fabric. I have never had a problem as I try to keep clean hands when stitching.  ( I found this picture from a tutorial on Pinterest.) Brenda makes them in all sizes and different themes. Check out her facebook page if you are interested in some stitchy accessories.


I was in the mood to work on a Christmas stitch. This is another Silver Creek Samplers Chart... My Christmas List, I believe is the name. I am doing it with one thread over two on 16 count Aida. I still enjoy using Aida every now and then. It gives my eyes a break as linen requires keener attention.

I also ordered this sweet kit from Jen at Jen's Stitching Niche on Etsy.

16 count Aida, three exclusive Gentle Arts threads made just for Jen's shop, adorable Chicken finishing fabric as well as two eggs from Just Another Button Company. It was a great buy and I am planning to stitch a Prairie Schooler Hen on my fabric. It will make a cute little cushion.

This might be my problem...



Stitching adds so much to my life. It is calming and comforting to me and as Misterogers used Music to soothe himself, I use a needle and thread.  Happy Stitching Bloggy Friends.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

How fabulous to have a stitching group that meets once a month. Looks like a great space, too. I think more chatting than stitiching is part of going to a group and always a lot of fun! lol Libby's piece is looking lovely. The needle minders are cute. My Christmas List looks sweet. Jen's Youtube channel is my favorite. Love the kit she has made.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's fun to collect things for fun projects. I need to decide what direction I want to go in. I'm tired of making cards! heehee!

Robin in Virginia said...

What a fun post to read this morning! Your Christmas stitch is looking good. I just ordered this chart based on what I have seen out on the 'net. What a great space you have to stitch in at your gathering! Enjoy your day, Arlene!

Terri D said...

It's so great to meet with your group of stitchers! Always fun to exchange ideas and your leader seems to be quite creative with her helpful tools! Thanks for sharing! I am always impressed!

Linda said...

Such pretty things!!

Dianna said...

Lovely pieces...both yours and others. And the image at the end made me laugh out loud. That is how I feel about crocheting! :)

Mari said...

It's great that you have a group to enjoy this with!
I love the last pic!

Mrs.T said...

What a fun post, Arlene! Love your Christmas stitch. It's so nice you have a group to stitch with.

Mary said...

Such a lovely way to spend a Saturday. The PS Autumn piece is gorgeous. Did you think about stitching it over two on aida and making it a larger finish? I have been thinking about doing some stitching on 28 ct to give my eyes a rest and making some larger size projects like Priscilla and Chelsea.
The needle minders are adorable.

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