Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Some Firsts for 2013

This year the Callaway Gardens School of Needle Arts was sponsored by Dogwood Chapter EGA, On Saturday I traveled up to Pine Mountain to see the annual Needle Arts Exhibit. Although there weren't as many entries as in past years it was well worth the trip. The ladies that exhibited were very prolific and the projects inspirational. Thanks to all the exhibitors for sharing your work and congratulations Roberta and all the other ribbon winners. Job well done.  Of course while I was there I visited the bookstore and the boutique. Need I say more .................Got a few more books to add to my library and of course a canvas and some supplies from Leigh at the Needle Bug.

This being a long weekend, I actually got some stitching done. First off I finished a pinkeep from my friend Mary. There was no stitching involved on this project, the images were printed on fabric. I just had to lace them onto mat board and lace together, then add the ribbons and beaded pins.  It just feels good to have something in a completed form, so I am claiming this as my first finish of the year. One side has a picture of the Saratoga Race Course and the other Grand Union Hotel in Saratoga Springs.

Saratoga Race Course
Opened August 3, 1863

Grand Union Hotel
Boarding House/Hotel 1802-1953

Then I finished stitching Little House Needleworks 6th ornament from 2012.   

My progress on Christmas at Hollyberry Farm.


1 comment:

Bertie said...

The pin keep looks fabulous Gwen, I am glad you explained a bit about the history, posted it on my blog too but mislaid the papers Mary included.
Your stitched ornament is lovely.