Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year!

May the Cheer of Christmas and all it's joy and good will be yours through each day of the Happy New Year.

This was a holiday greeting card sent by my grandparents in the 1920s!

Happy New Year to everyone!

I'm looking forward to our next meeting, January 11th, at our new time: 7:15 p.m.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Display

Each year our guild displays our Christmas ornaments at the Irwin Community Center in Homewood. I will share the overall pictures today, and some of the close-ups/vignettes later on.

There are three cases together in a lovely oak cabinet. This is the case on the left. The fleece blanket and the bear are charity projects for this year.


The center case.


The right-hand case.


I was quite pleased with the pictures I got, even though they are not perfect. The glass on the front of the cases, and the mirrors behind make it challenging to get a good picture without glare. I caught the glare from the mirrors in a couple of the pictures but was able to crop it out.

I hope you enjoy this lovely display. Several members take a day in late November/early December to put the display together every year. Thank you so much! I hope to join in on the fun when I am retired.


Sunday, December 6, 2009


Since we don't have a meeting this month and most of what I finished recently will be gone by January here's a bit of show-n-tell.This first is a Christmas gift for my sister. It's a 1970s Erica Wilson "crewel" kit that I found in pristine condition--unopened!--in an antique shop a long time ago. You may have seen me working on it at guild meetings--it lived in my guild bag. I finally got it completed and put together.
Just a simple tea towel for a friend.
This is another long in my stash project. A little Japanese pin doll.
I found some fun preprinted fabrics at Jo-Ann's and stitched them up. The above have gone to friends, as has the fun apron below. Please send me pix of the things you've completed recently and I'll share them here.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

To help get us into the holiday spirit

Here are three pieces by Pat, guaranteed to get everyone into a holiday stitching mood. These are all chapter projects. I love this quilt.I did one of these needlepoint light bulbs, too. I wonder where it's gotten to. Did you finish yours? I've seen Marge working on a bunch of the beaded ones. And yes, I know the biscornu isn't an ornament but the colors fit the season. I also made one of these cool angels. It was a really fun project and I'd always intended to do more in the series.