Saturday, June 4, 2011

Stitching and more stitching.... and a fun day! (*Edited June 5th!)


First, I want to share my "newest" start - the Birds of a Feather Mystery Sampler.  I'm stitching on 36 ct Meadow Rue by Lakeside with the suggested WDW's & I just love how it's turning out so far.  Not much progress, but I'll get there.  :-)


Last June, Karen, Faye, Nicole & I started a "Friendship RR" using Prairie Schoolers "Friends" & "More Friends" leaflets (they're both OOP, sorry!).  We each picked the designs we liked best and did our own little "spreadsheet" of who was stitching what for whom so it would be "right" when finished.  All of us other than Nicole used Lakeside Vintage Buttercream - Nicole used Lakeside ??  (Can't remember - Vintage Light Examplar maybe?)  We got together at the stitch-in at The French Hens today & "delivered" the finished product to each other....

This is a picture of the 3 I stitched...
And individually -




And these are the 3 I received:

Aren't they great!?!  And yes, I think we all picked 3 of the same ones - we have great taste - what can we say? ;-)  I still have to stitch the one with the house for myself - you can see it below.

And here they are all spread out.... Karen is the only one who has stitched the one she choose to stitch for herself - SO FAR! I want to get mine done - I plan to stitch 2-3 more for myself... (I know, I always have big plans don't I?!)



And the 4 of us (I HATE having my picture taken - ugh!)
Left to right  Karen, Amy, Faye, Nicole



And here are a few pictures of the ladies stitching.....  a fun time was had by all I think! :-)


I didn't get pics of everyone - sorry - I was too lazy busy stitching to get up & take the pictures!  ;-)   I'm worn out tonight from all the stitching & chatting & laughing...  think I'll read for awhile & get to bed early!

Thanks for stopping by....
Have a great "rest of the weekend" & Happy Stitching!


***Edited Sunday a.m. - Several have asked how I plan to finish the Friendship Squares - my plan is to make them into a "book".  Faye actually came up with the idea while we were discussing the RR - and I loved it!  I even have fabric already & am anxious to get started.  :-)  I just  need MORE squares stitched.  :-)  Trust me, I'll share when I make any progress on it.  :-)  Thanks for asking - have a great Sunday!

19 comments:

Carol said...

Your friendship cross stitch pictures are so nice. Do you know how you'll finish them? Perhaps they could be center squares in a star block.

Theresa said...

LOVELY pieces!!!!!! And a great day with friends~~ Super!!

Carol R said...

Great new start on the BOF Mystery Sampler. I was tempted to do this one but resisted!
Your Friendship RR is lovely! How will you finish these?

Cristina said...

The Friendship RR is awesome - anyway you decide to finish it will look beautiful.

Rita said...

Beautiful stitching!

I love the friendship blocks. How will you "finish" yours?

Teresa said...

How fun to have friends near by who also stitch. You all do wonderful work.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I sure had a good time. Great 'delivery' of the friendship RR-SAL. They're all beautiful!

Yiotas Cross Stitch said...

wow you are busy stitching, wonderful work

Nancy said...

Love your friendship squares! Looks like you had a fun day!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a lovely idea! How nice to have stitching friends that you can meet up with.

Looking forward to seeing your finished book.

Karen said...

Great pics.... need to look at mine! It was fund to exchange and hope one day I will be able to stitch a few more.

Happy stitching this week....

Fiona said...

Your RR looks great and it also looks like you all had a great time at the stitch-in, wish I could have been there.

Nan said...

The friendship exchanges are all lovely and can't wait to see the finished book. Looks like everyone had a great time. One of these days I'm gonna hop on my car and drive to SC for a French Hen day....LOL!

Catherine said...

What fun and beautiful stitches!

Zoe said...

Beautiful round robin- friends are the best! good luck with ther rest of the stitching and the book finish.

Nicole said...

It was great to see you and everyone on Sat. Love your BOAF mystery sampler!!! :)

Nelli said...

Wonderful!

Viola said...

Браво!!! Очень красиво! Прекрасная ручная работа!

Patty C. said...

The friendship squares are awesome !!!