Monday, 23 August 2010

Stitchers Showcase

Saturday, Ann of  Knowledge and Needles  held an open house! Ann and Barb counted - 45 stitchers stopped in over the course of the day. Many brought their work to display!

Check this out!!!



It was a wonderful, awe inspiring day. We all contribute food and have a wonderful lunch and the leftovers are enough for supper. We started at noon and went till about 11 p.m. Ann had stitchers in her sunroom, her dining room, her living room and even a group in the garage. We talked and stitched, compared WIP's and enabled each other! Thanks to Beatrice letting me use her photos of the stitched pieces. She has others on her blogs as I am sure will Dani and Ann at some point.

You should have seen the shop! You couldn't move for stitchers. I found the most wonderful fabric. It will make an amazing background for another Mirabilia RR.


I also received the most wonderful birthday gift from Dani and Christin - a pair of Dovo scissors. Aren't they beautiful.


And I stitched and have stitched the past several days. I am obsessed. I want her finished. And here she is this morning - Royal Holiday.


Almost there!

I will warn you - blogging may be hit and miss for a bit. We have company coming from Denver tomorrow for several days and then the rush is on to get the rest of the boxes packed to move. Will do what I can.

Until then, keep those stitches crossed!

Edited to ADD - one of my stitching friends is almost finished a piece and has run out of thread. She needs about 12 inches of Waterlilies - Antique Pewter. If anyone can help please email me.

28 comments:

Kim B said...

What a sight to behold! So many beautiful projects in one place! And your WIP is really getting close to completion!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

what a wonderful weekend. Everyone has outdone themselves with their stitching.
Be always in stitches.

AnnMcD said...

Your Queen will not be headless for very much longer!
Thanks for coming on Saturday...we did have a blast didn't we?

Annette said...

I spy some familiar projects in those pics! :)

Deborah said...

What a great day! the stiching is magnificent. You have alot of wonderful stitchers in Canada.

Cheryl said...

Oh wow, all that lovely stitching! You have made great progress on Royal holiday!

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

The open day sounds like so much fun. I would have loved looking at all that stitching. :-)
Royal holiday is looking beautiful, keep up the good work.

abaszka said...

This stitching is great. Looks FANTASTIC!!!

Lynn said...

I loved seeing the pics of everyone's stitching. Amazing!
And Royal Holiday, well, you go girl! You're soooo close to the finish line now. Looks great. Glad you had such a good weekend.

Brigitte said...

Whata fun day you all must have had. On the pictures I've discovered a couple of stitched pieces that I have either in my stash or already stitched, like for example Anagram's Four Seasons, which looks gorgeous.
You made some great progress on your Mirabilia.

Michele B. said...

Royal Holiday's dress fabric looks like you could touch it and feel it - wonderful stitching! Hope you got everything you needed for the new house. And I loved your Pennies from Heaven post - what a feast for the eyes. Your happiness just shines through.

Carol said...

Oh, there are some real beauties in that Stitcher's Gallery, Kathy! What a fun day you must have had.

Your Royal Holiday is magnificent! I love the rich colors of it and can't wait to see your finish.

Have an enjoyable visit with your friends and good luck with the final packing!!

Meari said...

What an awesome open house at the stitching shop. Wow!

Your WIP looks really great.

Dani - tkdchick said...

It was great to spend the weekend with you and looking forward to the long weekend! You are certainly busting a move on that Mira!

Beatrice said...

Royal Holiday is going to be done soooon!!!!My dancing shoes are ready for you.
You are welcome for the Pic's..we had a blast!

Judy S. said...

What fun! Your Royal Holiday is going to be absolutely stunning.

Aussie Stitcher said...

The stitched pieces look amazing, I would want to stitch them all if I saw them in person LOL. Royal Holiday is stunning, getting ready for a happy dance.

marylin & poussy said...

Hi oh my God these embroidery are too beautiful! A lot of talent is needed to realize such things so magnificent, to come at home is an enjoyment!
Best regards marylin

marylin & poussy said...

Hi thank you for your comments! I am very satisfied to read to you, you have just missed my last article on my Shepherd Bush's kit could you say to me if you know or I could buy pass everywhere which goes with the embroidery? I kiss(embrace) you my friend!
Marylin

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - looks so awesome! Glad you all had such a good time!

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness Kathy - such wonderful pieces. You must have had an amazing time and found all kinds of new projects you just have to start.

Royal Holiday is such a stunning piece. Will you be able to finish it before the move?

I have emailed a few friends about the Waterlilies floss. If they have it I just know they will be more than happy to give it to your friend. Will let you know the result ASAP.

Good luck with your move. So exciting!!

Lynn B said...

Oooo I love the stitchers showcase, how lovely are those beauties! Sounds like you had a lovely time.

Lucy said...

Seeing all those stitched pieces had to be awesome!!

marylin & poussy said...

Hi I meant seeing because it is too beautiful! Good Sunday at home
Best regards marylin

Rachel S said...

What a cool idea! I wish our LNS did that--I love looking at others' work!

Raven/Missy said...

I saw some pictures of people's finishes on Dani's blog too. There is a great variety of gorgeous projects on show here! Beautiful stitches!

Your Royal Holiday is looking fantastic!

Suzanne said...

What a great time! I love all the stitching photos.

marylin & poussy said...

kisses for you
marylin france