Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Donations wanted

At Monday's meeting we discussed where the leftovers from the stash sale went (Barb found a great outlet with her neighbor's sister's convent motherhouse) and whether we should take some donated needlepoint wool. I've been doing some clearing out of my own and am always on the lookout for places to give it to.

I came across this list on the NANI blog. They take all sorts of art and creative supplies.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Kissing Pillows

Last night I showed my completed kissing pillow. These are for a project for a local woman, Elizabeth, a member of Chicago ANG. She is collecting 1100 pillows for her brother's Navy Squadron who are deploying early next year. They are stitched on 14 count aida with three colors of floss and under two hours' stitching time.

Needle Artisans of Northwest Indiana has taken up the cause and I hope some of you may also wish to stitch a pillow top or two. I have e-mailed all of the information (chart, materials and background) to Homewood members. If you would like me to send it again, please contact me at

NANI is collcting completed pillow tops at our January meeting, which is a week before our January meeting. You can get them to any joint member before then and we'll turn them in (Pat B, Jane, Marge, Marjorie off the top of my head) or you can send them directly to the address on the "back" of the pattern. Thanks!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October 2010 meeting

The October meeting will be on Monday, October 12 at 7:15pm at St. Paul Community Church.

For October’s project, Blackwork-Blue Tulips, you will need a hoop, scroll frame or Q-snaps to accommodate a 12” piece of fabric, scissors, needles, usual stitching supplies.

October Hostesses will be Barb H, Karen H and Karen J.