Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Stitchey Get Together

Yesterday afternoon I invited Kath and our friend Clare to spend the afternoon and evening stitching at my house. Its been quite awhile since we last stitched together and we had so much fun stitching and chatting away.

I decided to start on Hannah's 2009 ornie - Knotted Tree Needlearts Santa from the 2007 Just Cross Stitch ornie magazine.

I also worked on Betsy a little. There's now a whole flock of sheepies- too cute!

Kath was working on one of her Leanne's House quilt blocks - looks wonderful :)

and Clare was stitching on a new project too, some Homespun Elegance Santas.

I made beef lasagne for our dinner -yum, my favourite!

Clare brought along a salad,

and Kath provided the dessert, some little date cakes that we had some butterscotch sauce with and it was delicious! What a lovely time we had :)

I sewed the buttons onto Hannah's new cardigan the other day - she loves it, calls it "pretty". She stood still long enough to snap a quick photo of it! For anyone that is interested in the pattern, it can be found as a free download at Ravelry.

You have to request an invitation to join and this particular pattern is called Boheme

I couldn't resist ordering this exclusive Just Nan biscornu recently and it came in yesterday's mail - I've got it all kitted ready to start later today.

Here's a small finish from earlier in the week, the 2nd of the Be Blox ornaments by Lizzie Kate.

Finally for this morning, when I was sorting through some photos I came across the ones of Hannah's birthday cross stitch that I framed recently and remembered that I hadn't shared a pic of it.

There's a bit of glare from the glass showing, I'd forgotten to take a photo before the glass went in, lol.
Hope you're having a great weekend, and thanks for the wonderful comments! See you soon!


Kim B said...

Your Tralala for Hannah framed up beautifully! I wish those designs were available in the states!

You have been a busy stitcher! And the JN biscornu is gorgeous! I can't wait to see it all finisged up for you!

Suzanne said...

How fun to get together and stitch, it looks like a lot of fun.

I love Hannah's cardigan, she looks very cute in it.

Your stitching looks great and I love your new Just Nan biscornu.

Zeb said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful time! Now if only I could find stitchers in Auckland to stitch with :)

I have that JN biscornu, just not quite ready to do it until I am a bit more skilled with making biscornus; but I am about to head off to rifle through my JN box to start a new project!

The Tralala piece is adorable!

Melissa said...

Ooooh,lots of lovely photos but I have to confess I'm excited most about seeing your stitching of Betsey. I am so looking forward to stitching it now!:-)

Deb said...

Wow, you've been busy! That LHN is so adorable. And your sweater too. Looks like you had a wonderful time stitching with your friends.

Christine said...

Wow, so many lovely projects! Congrats on your finishes and have fun with your new starts!

Anne S said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos as always - so lovely to see you and Kath and a new face with Clare :) Hannah looks gorgeous as always, and lots of lovely stitching and food ... what else could you need in the world ... blissful ;)

mainely stitching said...

Everything's so lovely! Especially Hannah, of course. :)

Susan said...

Hannah looks adorable in her cute new sweater.

I love the framed pieces, especially the pink one!

Sharon said...

Beautiful projects and finishes! Hannah looks adorable!

Metanoia said...

Blue Sheep! I love them!

CindyMae said...

Looks like you all had a great time stitching together! Everything looks fantastic!

Nicola said...

It's really lovely to be able to get together with other stitchers isn't it? The lasagne (one of my favourties too) and the salad look really delicious! Great stitching too.

Maren said...

Wow, a big variety of lovely projects here. Sounds like your get together was a lot of fun. Are you going to post the recipe of the lasagna? :) Yum!

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