Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stitching with Friends and a Birthday Gift

Once a month I spend an afternoon catching up with my lovely stitching friends. Last year we only managed to get together a handful of times but so far this year we're sticking to the monthly routine.
It's such an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday afternoon - stitching (some of us do!), laughing, snacking and cuppas, and plenty of chit chat about what is happening in our daily lives.

So a round up from Saturday's session: my stitching project, another in the Country Cottage Needleworks ornament series, don't you just love the spotty fabric :)

The lovely Kath :)

Kath was stitching on a Cats Whiskers design using a very pretty thread.

One of Kath's neat project bags.

 The rest of the happy bunch, Janet, Clare and Wendy.

Wendy is going great on her kitty cats cross stitch, we give her lots of encouragement with all those colour changes.

This is Clare's little stitching project - from the Stoney Creek magazine.

 Janet's stitching accessories - handbags and shoes of course!

 Janet is making great progress on her Leanne Beasley stitching box embroidery.

Dear Wendy, the birthday girl, who celebrated her birthday on Sunday and she's started a new job this week.

Yay, welcome to the project bag club Wendy - Kath made this one for Wendy.

And my gift for Wendy was a little "door hanger" using a stitchery by Natalie Bird.

I chose some cute Lynette Anderson fabric to finish it and added a little gathered frill (idea from here)

Another brilliant afternoon with the ladies. Friends, food, and stitching together, makes for a happy time don't you think?

See you soon xx


Elizabeth said...

Certainly a great way to spend an afternoon. Love all the projects. Your door hanger so cute

StitchinByTheLake said...

There's just nothing like stitching with good friends! I love, love, love the ruffle on your Good Friends piece and that polka dot fabric is to die for! blessings, marlene

Anonymous said...

nothing better than having fun with friends,all the projects are awesome xx

Kath said...

Was a great arvo. Just love making those project bags for everyone. Got some fabrics to make some more hehe

Anonymous said...

gorgeous stitching

Barbi said...

I am in love with that polka dot fabric! I ordered the same one that you are working on there...and I'm thinking that I should order it in different colours too.
What a great afternoon you had!!!!

Kate said...

It looks like everyone had a wonderful time :-) How wonderful to have friends to stitch with in person.

Marexstitch said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely day with us. Lots of great projects shown.

Babs said...

Seems like you had a wonderful day, and so many nice pieces

Dani - tkdchick said...

You're so lucky to have something special like that! I got to go to stitch night at The Attic in Phoenix and it was just wonderful to have that company and comradarie of a shared passion.

Looks like all had a great time!

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

How lovely to have friends to meet with for stitching sessions. It looks like you had a great time, and enjoyed some traditional Kiwi party food. It was interesting to see what everyone was working on too.

Andrea said...

Looks like you all had a jolly good time. Love your door hanger, pretty frill.

Julie said...

Looks as though you all have a lot f fun. So nice to craft and create with like minded people.

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