Finally some stitching...despite several plane trips and many overnights in hotel rooms (just not the same as my stitching chair at home!) I managed to finish the stitching for this recent release from Dyeing to Stitch's Ladies Prim Society Club...
Blackbird Designs Bittersweet September ---as kitted---
Yes, I do still stitch every once in awhile! While watching Sunday night TV I was able to put the final stitches in this one...
Haven't decided yet what year I will add to the piece; I may leave the year off altogether. The blue flowers drew me to this piece. It's one of my favorites from their current Loose Feathers collection.
Sorry for the dark photo and the wrinkles- best I could do in my hotel room.
When I saw the advertisement for the Oktoberfest Needlework Show in the Needle Arts magazine, I knew that I wanted to go. I was certain that there would be some beautiful pieces of needlework on display. I had seen some of their finishes a year earlier when I took two Ellen Chester classes with their guild last year. The show did not disappoint!
The show was sponsored by the Coulee Country Chapter of the EGA. About 35 of their members had contributed to the show; another 15 stitchers from the area also entered their needlework finishes.
There were small and large cross stitch pieces on display. These were two of my favorite smalls.
This three dimensional quilt was awesome!
Of course, I was partial to the many finished needlework items. I need to do the finishing on my Ellen Chester box.