Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Getting Together with Friends

Thank you for your comments on my last post - you are the best. Its been heartbreaking watching the effects of the earthquake unfold on the tv - to see the destruction of buildings, as people wait to hear for news about loved ones, and so many, many homes destroyed. The way people from all around the country, and the world too, have rallied together to help the people of Christchurch and Canterbury, it makes me so proud to be a kiwi and call New Zealand home. So thanks again for your messages of support and sympathy, they are very much appreciated.


On the recent weekend I invited a few friends around for the afternoon - Hannah was with her Nannie & Grandad, and Glenn decided to vacate the house, hee hee, so Kath, Clare, another friend Janet and I had a few hours of stitching, chatting, laughing, and snacking(!!) together. I just love these afternoons and I'm so pleased we decided to make them a regular event this year - I do really miss my monthly stitching group that folded a few years ago.


Kath and Janet


Clare and Kath


Clare's beautiful stitching, a With My Needle design


Janet's yo yo's - which Janet is making with one of those fancy yo yo makers :)


I didn't get a decent snap of what Kath and I were both stitching on. We decided to get going on the first design in our new stitchalong together. Over the next few months we are going to be stitching the Little House Needleworks ornament series from last year and perhaps one or two of this year's as well. Our first choice is Joy to the World :)
I'll be back tomorrow to share a small finish. Until then, take care,
~Katrina~

4 comments:

Jackie said...

I love the idea of friends gathering in each others homes and having a nice afternoon together with their needles. I have stitched two LHN ornies from last year and have the patterns for the other 10. I hope to get more finished this year and will be looking forward to what you've decided to do too!

~*Shar*~ said...

I'm so jealous hun; I don't have anyone to stitch with here; none of my friends stitch. You all look so happy and having fun. Beautiful stitching..

Hugs, Shar

Patty C. said...

Clare's With My Needle is stunning !!!!

Lynn said...

I love getting together with my stitching friends and don't know what I'd do if our group folded.
It looks like you had a lovely afternoon. Clare's With My Needle is a gorgeous design.

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