Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fabulous Stitching Day

Any day spent stitching with a group of stitchers who enjoy friendship and all forms of needlework is a good day and today was no exception.  Every so often a group of us gather at Rosebud's Cottage in White Bear Lake, MN.  Rosebud's is actually more of a quilt shop, but it doesn't matter - all forms of creativity are welcome.  About 15 of us set up shop in their classroom and enjoyed a full day of stitching only breaking long enough for lunch.  Lots of laughter, good stories and great fun!

I tried to take pictures of many of the projects that were being worked on - I know I missed a few.  My camera batteries were dead, so I had to take these pictures with my phone but I think they turned out pretty good!

The star of this post today is Doris.  Doris brought several items for "show and tell" starting with this lovely Bent Creek piece; I believe it is called "Gnomes in the Garden".


Then check out all these quilt runners and tabletoppers that Doris has pieced together...wow!




And a little bit more stitching from Doris.  Doesn't she do lovely work?


Can't wait to see what finished pieces Doris brings next time!

Let's take a look to see what everyone else was working on...an owl baby bib for a new baby with an owl themed nursery...


A Halloween piece from La D Da...


One of my favorite designers...Mary Garry...this chart is called "Fishing"...


There were a few felted wool projects being assembled...



And this is "A is for Acorn" from Jackie du Plessis...


A design from Tree of Life Samplings...


And Elizabeth's Designs...


And I have no idea who the designer is on this piece, but the colors really pop!  (Edited to add: it's from Sam Sarah Designs! - thank you to the reader that identified it for me!)


I know I missed a few of the projects being worked on; I will try to do a better job next time.

A good time was had by all!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi! Love your blog! The piece being stitched that you didn't know the name of is by SamSarah Design Studios.

Becky K in OK said...

Talented ladies one and all. Thanks for sharing.

Beth Pearce said...

Great needlework being done at your gathering! I had just a half day gathering, but it was wonderful. I didn't even think to get my camera out - duh..

Margaret said...

I love seeing what everyone is working on and the beautiful pieces Doris brought in! A friend of mine stitched that "Fishing" piece by Mary Garry a couple of times for friends for baby presents. It's such a cute design! Thanks for sharing with us -- glad you had a good time!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Glad you had such a good time!
Projects are lovely.
Linda

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Wow! All that talent assembled in one room! Talk about inspiration! Looks like everyone had a great day!

Shirlee said...

Thank you for sharing the photos! Wow ... what a lot of inspiration!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

What great fun. Nice to know we can still use a needle at any age :)

Deb said...

Show and Tell is always so inspiring. There are some talented ladies in the group!

Chris said...

Looks like a perfect day! Lovely projects!

Karoline said...

Sounds like a great day, you're all working on some great projects

Sharon said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day - thanks for sharing the fun! (p.s. - sure wish I lived closer to "Doris" - she's amazing! )

Anonymous said...

I was wondering about the owl pattern for the baby. Which was is that one? I am trying to find one as my close friend is having a baby and her theme is owls!

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teresa said...

Cathy ~ Looks like a great day ~ I love seeing everyone's projects! Thanks for sharing.