Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A quick peek of September's events

Below is a picture of the finished piece from the Reticello Workshop I took with Diane Clements. Now this is Diane's piece and with some luck mine might look similar to this someday!!!
Below is a shot of the necklace made by Laura who taught the "Beaded Beads" class, again someday mine might look like this.
Here is a picture of some of the gals that I stitched with when I lived in Miami, Florida. All of us have moved except one who still lives and works in Miami. It was great fun having everyone meet up at the Bulloch Hall Needlework Exhibit in Atlanta (Roswell).
This is a shot of my piece (the one on the left) Beatrix Potter that was displayed in Bulloch Hall.
Since this is still busy, busy September, I have very little time to show you my progress on the beading and reticello pieces, but will hopefully be able to get that done this weekend.

This week I am working at the LNS to help out the owner, then off to Columbus on Friday for stitching with friends there. On Thursday nite I will stop at the local knitting shop and pick up my packet to knit a scarf for "Breast Cancer". There is lots going on, just wishing the speeding train will slow down a bit so I can catch my breath.

Thanks for stopping by - will catch up with you all hopefully this weekend.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Busy Busy September

Hi All, just a quick note to let you know that I am still around but have been busy with the Needlework Exhibition at Bulloch Hall in Roswell, GA. Went to the Yellow Daisy Festival that same weekend, then worked as a docent on Saturday and several of my stitching friends, from Miami, who have moved or traveled to Georgia, got together for lunch. It was a great time and a wonderful weekend.

The next Thursday was off to Athens for a "Beaded Bead" workshop and then off to a "girl" weekend with friends in North Carolina!! The travel from Athens, GA to NC was terrible what with the torrential rains. I continued on since I was closer to NC than to my house (Athens is half way between). The weekend was a great one despite the rain, went to a play on Saturday nite, watched movies, ate, drank, did a bit of shopping when the weather was clear and also visited with other friends and went to an Artisan Exhibit. Came home on Tuesday and then off to work on Wednesday and today, Another workshop!!! This one with Diane Clements from California. Today was 'Drawn Work' and tomorrow and Saturday will be Reticello work.

On Monday, I teach a class at the cancer workshop at the Wellness Center here in Macon, so needless to say - I have NO TIME!!!

There is still more happening, but I need to get to my sewing room and get ready for tomorrow's class.

Will have pictures and more explainations hopefully sometime next week --- oh yeah, I work on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - then off to a stitchin on Friday in Columbus, GA!!

I know, I'm nuts - but sure am learning lots - hope to get the lots done!!!

Have a great weekend everyone.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

More finishes - Needlerolls

I am trying to get some of my stitching that is done into finished form and below are two needlerolls that I put together.

This is from the Thank You, Sarah Tobias booklet from Blackbird Designs.

A closeup of the top.
A closeup of the middle section
And this is the bottom - just love the wool felt color that I found that matches the thread and the color on the backing fabric.
Below is from The Sampler Girl - Jane Austen collection - Return To The Sea. This is originally a sampler, but I thought it would look nice as a needle roll and I am very pleased how it turn out and I like the movement that the backing fabric has.
I did change some of the thread colors since I pulled from my stash and I didn't have all the suggested fibers.
Unlike Sarah Tobias, I decided to put in a pincushion, thread rings, and a wool needlebook.
I just loved stitching and finishing these two project. At the moment both are on display in Roswell, GA at Bulloch Hall.

Glad you dropped in for a visit --- Roberta

Monday, September 14, 2009

Cape Cod Girls finished

Well, I finally sat down and photographed my CCG sampler. I had finished her awhile back but never had a chance to get her on the blog.
This was a fun stitch, which I did with several on-line friendsI didn't have the 40ct fabric that was suggested but used a Luguna which had a bluish molted look to it - so my sampler is a bit bigger than the original.Now my problem will be when I do the male version of this sampler, I will need to find similar fabric so they will be the same size and hopefully the same color tone.This was a fun stitch and I do know that one other of the gals who was in this SAL has finished, but I believe the others are persevering. What is hard now is the holidays are coming and so much other projects are capturing our interests.

Have some more finished which I hope to post tomorrow -- see you then -- Roberta

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Exchange stitching

Isn't this the cutest prim ornament - it came from Lynda.
We are part of an Ornament Exchange group I made a biscornu for my Prairie Schooler exchange partner.

I received this from Lynda who also happened to have my name for the PS exchange as well.

This is what I made for Becky for the Ornament Exchange.
This is the ornament in its finished form - I forgot to take a photo of it so I had to pull it off of the net and not being computer literate, I couldn't figure out how to make it smaller or to move it.

Well off to get some more finishing and stitching done - I am on a roll

Thanks for visiting --- Roberta

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Some knitting

When I first moved to Macon, I found a yarn shop - Creative Yarns and I purchased yarn to make this shawl, well after two years, I finally finished it.

Here is a picture of the pattern and the shawl with a sheep pin that I had found when on a trip to Vancouver - I love sheep!! so I just had to have this pin!!
Below is a photo of the back, please do not mind the loose yarn, I am still weaving in the ends.

Another photo of the front.
Below is a scarf that I am knitting from the Debbie Bliss summer issue.
I am using a cotton yarn for this - I really like the looks of this pattern - the wavy edge.
A better look at the magazine, I just purchased the Fall issue, but haven't had a chance to look through it yet to see what I might want to work on from it.
I am also working on a pair of socks and fingerless gloves.

I did finish stitching Cape Cod Girls and a couple of exchanges, will get some photos posted this week.

I think fall is coming to middle Georgia - it was in the 60's this morning and it never hit 80 degrees, but then the sun never did come out!!!

Happy stitching --- Roberta