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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.








 Gwen


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Some Finishes to report

I was able to complete some projects last week. I am very excited about that.

First off my ornament for Ellen as arrived so I can show you the picture now. This was part of an exchange on HoE.




Christmas Peace
Heart in Hand
Fabric: from stash
Fibers: DMC, GAST

These 2 ornaments have been languishing in the to-be-finished basket for so long I cannot remember the source of the patterns. I finally did a nun stitch around them and attached them to some felt with a ribbon hanger.

Felt backed ornaments.

My Quaker Inspired SAL for this month was to stitch a Quaker ornament. I picked this design from The Workbasket that was published in the JCS 2002 Ornament issue.


Quaker Christmas Tree
The Workbasket
Fabric: from stash
Fibers:GAST-Pine and DMC 500

At at last I have finished Brave Hearts by Little House Needleworks. This was stitched on the recommended fabric (I think!) with the recommended Crescent Cotton floss.

Brave Hearts
Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 28ct
Fibers: Crescent cotton floss

Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen

Sunday, August 19, 2007

My Finishing Accessories

Has it really been 2 months? Where oh where does the time go?

In August I attended 2 classes in Atlanta, GA with Jackie du Plessis of It's Fine-ally Finished. The classes were sponsored by The Sampler Guild of Georgia. Jackie taught "Buttons a Bounty" (BAB) and "My Finishing Accessories" (MFA). Both classes focused on the assembly of the project. There was no pre-stitching for BAB so I still have that one to stitch. I took MFA at Celebration of Needlework in 2006 along with 2 other stitching friends, Deb and Carol. This year Stephanie decided to take the class with Jackie in ATL. We, (Deb, Carol and I) decided to pull out our pieces from a year ago and take the finishing again along with Stephanie, and get the job done this time. Thanks to Jackie for the extra prodding, pushing and encouragement. I now have a completed project. Deb and Carol have also finished their projects. We have challenged Steph to have hers done by Oct. when we get together again for ASG in Louisville, KY.