Saturday, January 05, 2013

Starting the New Year out the Right Way!

Seems like there is a lot of crud going around - coughing, sneezing, sore throats, chills.  I fell victim over the New Year holiday and I know of several others who have been sick.  Rest up and get better!

As a result, I had to "jump start" my new year and did so in a most appropriate way.  For the past year, a group of us have been gathering at Rosebud's Cottage, a local quilt shop, in their classroom.  We gather about every two months or so for about six hours of stitching bliss.  The faces in the group change a little bit each time because some will have conflicts, but for the most part we have a core group that is there every time.

Why do we do it?  We enjoy socializing with other "like-minded" people!  It's fun to spend the day together. There's always good conversation and lots of good laughs.  When there are tears, we comfort each other.  We enjoy seeing each others projects and trust me, there's a fair amount of enabling going on.  And did I mention food?  The gathering usually involves lunch; many take a quick break from stitching to enjoy a wonderful meal at the cafe next store.  We enjoy getting together for all these reasons above!

Today was our first gathering of the year --- we had a full house!


 

Here are just SOME of the projects that were being worked on...










And a couple friends brought finishes to share with all of us; aren't they great?




This little mouse is just to die for!  I need to get mine out and get it stitched!



A great time was had by all.

8 comments:

Margaret said...

Looks like a fun time. It's so nice to have a group of women to get together with. I love seeing all the projects!

Laurie in Iowa said...

What a talented group of stitchers. Loved seeing everyone's projects. That mouse is adorable.

Marsha said...

Looks like fun. Lots of very nice stitching projects. I love that mouse too.

Kathy A. said...

Oh what a fun day you must have had. It looks amazing. All the stitching is just so beautiful. I loved looking at it all. That little mouse is just so sweet. One is on it's way to my house in the mail. They are hard to come by. I saw the kit on Ebay yesterday for $60. Can you believe that? I hope no one buys it and encourages that stuff.

Nicola said...

How wonderful to be able to participate. Thank you for sharing the photos.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What a great group of talented folks! I love seing everyone's projects. I finished that little mouse just before Christmas too! Thanks for sharing wiht us today!

Suzanne said...

I hope that you are feeling better. What a lovely collection of projects everyone is stitching. Love the little mouse finish!

Lynn said...

That little mouse is just too cute!!
Do you know who designed this one?
I love getting together with other stitchers and seeing what everyone is working on. Our tastes may be varied but our passion is the same!