Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Warning: Lots of Pics Coming Up!!

Hello everyone, I hope you've all been having a good few days :) Before I tell you about the recent exhibition I was involved in over the weekend, which went fantastically well, I thought I'd post some pics of my current WIP's. First up, is Lizzie Kate's Baby Sampler. This is for my cousin Angela's new baby, Jack, born on the 22nd March. I thought this would look good finished as a flat fold. I've done a bit more on this since the pic was taken so only have the Jack's birthdate and name to add now.

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and this is my progress so far on Coffee Menu by Little House Needleworks:

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I made a start on my next Drawn Thread, 12 Houses , last Thursday too but only a small one so don't have a pic to share as of yet.

I have received some lovely stash in the mail over the past week, from a trade with Danielle - Just Nan's Beach Roses with the embellishments. Thanks Danielle, I can't wait to start this one :) From Anne in a trade, what do you know, a M Designs needleroll, thanks Anne, your chart is now on its way. I also received a lovely box of goodies from my Seasonal exchange partner, Kelly from the US. Wow!! My eyes totally popped when I opened up the box and spotted all the lovely things Kelly had put together for me, including the Stitching Leporello kit (which is all packaged up so beautifully it almost seems a shame to open it and start using the threads!!) Kelly also sent me Drawn Thread's An Open Heart which I love and want to make a start on straight away, lol :) I always felt totally spoiled by Kelly, especially as she always sends lots of other lovely treats including wonderful tasting coffee and chocolates too. A big thank you once again Kelly.

Crazy Stitcher's Annual Cross Stitch Exhibtion

Now its time to share a few photos from the exhibition. Our exhibition is held each year as a fundraiser for the community service I work for, and is actually held at my place of work. It took us two days to get all the displays set up, its a big job to get it all looking just right, and we opened to the public on Friday morning. Throughout the weekend we had many people through, including many people from out of town. Our raffles sold extremely well, and so did the fabric we had for the weekend from Countrystitch - my purse was considering lighter Sunday afternoon but I just couldn't resist the temptation, and neither could several of my stitching buddies who shall remain nameless, but they know who they are!! I have yet to add up the final tally for the weekend but we managed to raise a considerable amount. Its such a fantastic event to be involved in, and what a good way to spend a weekend, hanging out with stitching friends and talking cross stitch non stop, lol. What a success it was this year - I'll let the photos speak for themselves:

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and lastly, some of the "crazy stitchers"

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Have a happy day!


Kiwi Jo said...

I'm glad to hear that your exhibition was such a success and thanks for sharing photos!

Lisa said...

What wonderful pictures! Thanks for sharing. Those crazy stitchers look like a fun bunch. You must have been in heaven. I'm going back to linger over the pics a bit longer. :)

Carol said...

Great post! I loved all those pics!!! Thank you!!!

Also, thanks for the anniversary wishes :-)

Cathy said...

Very cool! Sounds like a very fun weekend and a great group of stitchers!

You are off to a great start with your stitching. I'm finally back on track with my DT Game Board Sampler, but I'd like to get another "spot" going soon!

Take care!

Jenn said...

Awesome pics!!
and I'm almost finished with Beach Roses. You will definitely enjoy it!

Kath said...

WOW Katrina..... what a great exhibition it must have been. Heaps of stitching things and such a variety. I thought I even recognised a few!! LOL

Loved the pc of you all too, and tell Tracey I think she is looking great.

Bea said...

Katrina, thanks for sharing your pictures! The exhibition looks wonderful and I fell in love with the LK sampler for your cousin's baby.

Heather said...

Looks like it was a success, what wonderful pictures.

Stitchie Kiwi said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!!! Great photos ... one day I'll come up and have a look at the real thing :)

Nice stitching too :)

andrea said...

Great pictures, thanks for sharing, sounds like a real success.

Kathy said...

Glad the exhibition went well, wow what a great load of pics. Well done.

hugs xxxxx

KarenV said...

Thanks for sharing your pics of the exhibition Katrina! I'm glad to hear that everything went well :)

Crazy X-Stitcher Etc said...

Great photos and awesome exhibition. If I were there...I've gone broke. They all look wonderful. :)

Von said...

Here I am trying to catch up on blogs, and you post all these glorious photos that I simply must spend time examining!!
Katrina, your stitchers group has done some amazing work. :D

tkdchick said...

Wonderful job! I just helped put on a show for my guild its a lot of work and worry!

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