We had our Christmas luncheon and ornament exchange at the Inn on the Lake, Fall River. This year’s ornament theme was a bell, and the variety of shapes and stitches was amazing. They were all beautiful and a welcome addition to the growing collection of hand-made treasures for our Christmas trees.
A couple of weeks later, we gathered for one of our newer traditions – the cookie exchange! They all look excellent …
Now on to 2019 and another year of stitching!
This year’s shape was a heart and the decorations created didn’t disappoint! Next year’s theme is a bell.
Marie France completed her Hazel Blomkamp “Midnight Meander” project and it looks great. Now the rest of us are getting inspired to finish our own.
I may be behind in my blog posts, but our members have certainly been keeping busy! In the slideshow to follow, we have a photo of two finished examples of the “Winterland” embroidery pattern by Elizabeth Almond. Following that we have the bargello sampler featured in EAC Magazine and a hardanger mat by Margaret, “Danish Tiles” by Marilyn, and two canvas work completed by Lyn, City Walk and Roseto respectively. Then we have the crewel piece “Midnight Meander” finished by Wendy, as well as her whitework/leaf study that she has used to cover the top of a box.
Marie France-Breton finished the final element of her Winter Box (Victoria Sampler), the covered tape measure. Here’s a photo of the set. Beautiful!
Margot has finished her trinket box, which is a lead-up to her embroidered casket. It looks fantastic and now we all can’t wait to see her progress on the bigger box.
Marie-France has been busy! Here are some of her latest projects.
- Jasperware Wedgwood Nativity Ornaments, designed by Jo Gatenby. The pattern can be found in the “A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine”
- Canvas Candy Bowl, from Heartfelt Design
- Zippered small embroidery bag, decorated with a Jacobean crewel design on one side and a beautiful sample of antique lace made by her grandmother on the other
- The last item is quite unique. Made for her daughter, it is designed like a needle book, but made to store pins, and a bag to keep them in.