Sunday, April 29, 2012

Stitching With Friends

Those who know me well will tell you that I like to socialize.  It's true, I like the socializing that comes with stitching get-togethers almost more than the actual stitching itself.  Since recently re-joining our local needlework guild, I have looked forward to our twice monthly stitching nights.  It's fun to see the projects that the other stitchers are working on and frankly, it's fun to talk about stitching!

This past weekend a group of us gathered at a local quilt shop that rents out its classroom for a nominal charge.   We stitched from 9am until 3pm; some brought a bag lunch and others grabbed a bite at the restaurant located next door to the quilt shop, their food is good and their service is very efficient.



Everyone had a great time stitching, chatting, and looking at each other's projects.  Here are some of the projects that stitchers were working on...











Some worked on cross stitch, some on hardanger, others were embroidering.  It didn't matter what project we worked on - we admired each others work and enjoyed each other's company.  It was a fun day spent doing what we love - socializing and stitching!

13 comments:

Margaret said...

Sounds wonderful!!! I love the socializing too! Great to see everyone's projects!

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time in White Bear Lake! I sew appreciate seeing what everyone is working on...thanks for sharing that! What a wonderful dillydally day!

marly said...

Wow. So many different types of projects. Great that everyone can get together for the day.

Lynn said...

There's nothing better! Such lovely project too!

Katrina said...

Looks like a fun day!!!! Glad you enjoyed yourself :-).

Giovanna said...

Lovely stitching by all of you - that's pretty much like Monday evenings with my stitching group :-)

BrendaS said...

Cathy -- Looks like everyone one had a good time and all the projects are just beautiful.

Penny said...

Wish I was better at socializing! It sounds like a lot of fun! Nice assortment of projects.

Karoline said...

Sounds like a lovely day

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

These get togethers are such good therapy. Looks like everyone had a great time. I so enjoyed the seminars I used to attend with the NSTDP (National Society of Tole and Decorative Painters) ... I always felt so refreshed. I have become a bonafide home body (more or less) these days. In the meantime I am now inspired by every one's blog.

Enjoy the day with much Peace to all,
Barb

Brenda said...

Oh what FUN to join other stitchers to get together! I think all the projects you posted were just simply wonderful!!!

Be sure to follow me on my blog as I do enjoyed our time while at the Dyeing To Stitch retreat and meeting you!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

How wonderful! Nothing like stitching & friends.

Jean said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time and have created some wonderful pieces.