Sunday, August 28, 2011

Group Project

Each year our Friday night stitching group likes to work on a project together; the group has been doing it for five or six years now, this was the second time since joining the group that I participated. Last year's project involved some elaborate finishing (see this post from last August) and so this year we did something that was a little bit easier to finish.

We chose to stitch the friendship squares from Little House Needlework's Dear Diary series! During the year, we each stitched six of the squares and added our initials in the top corners. When we got together a couple of weeks ago we swapped squares so that we each had a square stitched by one of the other group members. Then we put our boxes together. I wasn't able to be with the group this year when they did their finishing, and I just got around to finishing my box last night.



As you can probably tell from the pictures, each stitcher chose her own color fabric. We laced the designs to matboard and then sewed them together. What do you think, isn't it cute? I love it!




Here are some photos I took of Joan's, Jill's, and Lori's boxes:



And you can see additional photos on Jill's blog and on Joan's blog.

Fun,fun...

14 comments:

mainely stitching said...

Oh my goodness, Cathy, those came out so perfectly!

Theresa said...

This is awesome!!!! I love these boxes!!!

Margaret said...

Oh wow!!!! Wow, wow, wow! They're just wonderful! What a fun group project you did this year! Love them!

JillMN said...

Glad you got your cube put together. Don't you just love how it turned out? I am really happy with mine. Hope to stitch with you soon.

Laurie in Iowa said...

What a great idea. All of the finishes look fantastic.

Karen said...

How pretty! What a great memento for your group!

Beth said...

That is really cool! What a great way to share your love of cross stitch and cross stitch buddies!

Katrina said...

Oh my, they are all so sweet!!!! I just love your group projects :-).

Bekca said...

This is such a great idea for a group project. Your box turned out perfectly. Best wishes.

averyclaire.org said...

SUPER idea...Very nice. Lovely finishing. Lucky you to have such a great stitching group.

Lynn said...

What a fabulous idea!! They're gorgeous!

Julie said...

That is really cute! What a great idea!

Suzanne said...

What fantastic group project, the boxes turned out beautifully.

Siobhan said...

That is so neat, Cathy! What a fun idea!