Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Stitching with Friends...

I took a vacation day yesterday; it was a "use ir or lose it" situation. The best way to spend a day like this is stitching with friends!

We got together at Joan's house . The early morning risers were there at 7:30am. Me? I like to sleep in on my days off; I didn't arrive until about 9:15am. We stitched and yacked and stitched. It was nice to have no other worries for the day.

Who was there? Well, Joan of course - here's a shot of the project she was working on. It's the first part of a four part series in the recent issue of JCS magazine. She's almost done with this first part (Spring). I'm planning to stitch it too, but haven't started yet.


Chris (no blog) was there too. She is our stitching maniac - never see her without a needle in her hand. She is stitching a special class model, so I can't show you the full piece, but I can tell you that it was a gorgeous design!


Jill was there too working on a Victoria Sampler piece. She had just put the hoop on it to work on some specialty stitches.


Last but not least is me. I started a new piece by Jeanette Douglas. It came out at market; I think it is called Quaker Stitches...the colors in the picture are not quite right...

The cats in the house frequently stop in to see what we're working on. At this moment, Kitty Boy (aka Captain Underpants) was more interested in what was going on outside. Note that he is straddled between the table and the window sill!


I have a few other updates to show you, but those will have to wait for another day. Still counting down the days until the Stitchville Spring Fling Retreat! Just 9 days away now!

22 comments:

Margaret said...

How wonderful! Such beautiful projects you're all working on! I love that JD Quaker you're working on. And all the rest too for that matter! I have get togethers with friends too, but only a few of us actually do cross stitch. And I never think to bring my camera!

Von said...

What a great way to spend an extra vacation day, Cathy!! Love each project. :)

Mama Joan said...

Good times yesterday. Was a nice stitching day. Hope work is going well for you today.

Deb said...

That looks like the most perfect way to spend a vacation - stitching with friends!

Siobhan said...

It looks like a fun way to spend a vacation day! Nice stitching eye candy. :)

Kay said...

Nothing like a "forced" day off, lol! What a great way to spend it, too!

Kathy A. said...

Now that's how to spend a vacation day. I'll bet you had a wonderful day with lots of conversation and laughter! Love all the pretty stitches.

Lelia said...

wonderful projects - thx for sharing your stitching outing

my cat will do that too, balance on window ledge and furniture.

Karen said...

How fun! was that snow i see outside the window. ugh! can you send some to me getting to triple digits already this week, not good. I'll send you some AZ warm sunshne in exchagne. :)

Laura said...

I cannot think of a more perfect way to spend the day! That is even better than going to Disneyland! All gorgeous projects! I am adding to my wish list!

JOLENE said...

I love spending time stitching with friends. There is always great conversation, inspiration and food!! Lucky you! Great start on your quaker piece, looks fun.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a fun day! What could be better? Beautiful projects, all!

Ranae said...

What a fun day off.
Aren't we blessed to have stitchy friend's ?! I just wish mine were closer.
All the pieces are fabulous.
I am a little curious about that model :)

Ellen said...

Love all the projects, they are so beautiful! I am planning to stitch the seasonal piece from JCS magazine too.

Hugs,

mainely stitching said...

I think I'm ready for a day off, too. Boy, would I love to spend it with stitching buddies!!

Mary said...

Fun! And, only NINE days - can't wait!

Mary in MN

WendyJo said...

Beautiful projects going on there! Great day to get together with gal pals.

I love...Captain Underpants! LOLOL

Katrina said...

What fun!!!! I am having a stitcher slumber party this weekend at my house :-). I am fortunate to have a fun group of friends that all love to stitch.

Marie-P said...

Such a great way to spend a vacation day! :)

none said...

Sounds like a great day, love the quaker piece you are stitching. CJ OK ;-)

Brigitte said...

Oh my, you all have such great projects on the go. I will also order the JCS issues with the seasonal projects that Joan stitches here.

Delusional Knitter said...

Lovely stuff. That is a wonderful way to spend a day off!