A really lovely day yesterday was spent meeting up with fellow stitchers in Nuneaton.
I wish i could bottle up the lovely atmosphere, friendliness and really great time that is had. I remember being so scared before i attended my first one, but everyone was so lovely. Please ladies, if you are considering attending a group near you, take the plunge and go along, you wont be disappointed, there is always a warm welcome and you'll soon feel right at home. We were missing a few regular ladies yesterday and they were definately missed.
There was lots of lovely stitching on show, great work ladies. Some fabulous beading work by Lindsay, that was simply amazing and looks so intricate to do.
The pictures never do the work justice do they.
Vicky from India Grace was with us and she had brought along samples of her lovely designs.
These are simply stunning, and something that i wouldn't dare venture to have a go at. Lots of inticate hardanger, but they are stunning to look at, i do armire her talent in creating these beauties.
I took some recent finishes with me. There were a couple that i finished last week and haven't shared with you here yet.
Amy's ripple cushion was one of them. I have loved every stitch of this one. The Sampler Girl - In the Meadow, my SAL stitch project on a Wednesday evening was completed last week too. A lovely project to stitch, i just need to decide how to finish it now, any suggestions?
Shores has also been out of the box. Block 5 was completed last night after i returned home. It's nice to get back to this one, i hadn't realised how much i had missed stitching on a big project. The next block is a double block with the masted ship so that will be another interesting one, all those white sails, oh boy thats going to be lovely...
Tina (no blog but she really should have one to show off her beautiful stitching) and i practised a ribbon edging on our monthly ornament at the meet up.
My design is from the 2010 JCS ornament edition and is by Susan Greening of Still Stitching with Susan. It's called Angels Sent and was lovely to stitch. The thread is a DMC variegated 115 and stitched up fabulous with the face turning out to be stitched in the lighter part of the variation, i'm really pleased with how this turned out and another to add to my collection for Christmas gifts.
I wish i had taken a pic of Tina's so you could see how beautiful her golden little man was. Well done Tina, he's beautiful.
After the meeting, some of the ladies headed off to the pub for a lovely meal, a beautifully cooked meal it was too and very reasonable, it finished the day off lovely. DH soon arrived to collect me as we only live a short drive away and we headed home. We were home in time to watch Strictly, so the day ended perfectly and a very happy but tired stitcher drifted off to sleep thinking of the fun time that had been had on a sunny Saturday in September. Thank you ladies for a lovely day, see you all next time.