Thursday, June 25, 2009

stitching party

I invited some friends over yesterday for a little stitching fun.

Claudine
, Lorraine, Pam, Hope, Sue and Lia all came over for the afternoon and we talked and stitched and ate and laughed. It was a lot of fun. We're hoping to make it a regular crafting thing. I didn't take pictures but I'm hoping they will post their samplers on their blogs. Pam posted hers already.

Here's how mine is coming along...







I think I'll make a little wallhanging out of it.

My parents helped so much for yesterday's party. My father made his famous chicken salad and my mother patiently showed how to make perfect stitches (which nicely countered the imperfection of mine!)

The folks are here just for one more day so we'll try to make the most of it. We're having a great time and it's so much fun to have them around.

Hope you have a lovely day too.

19 comments:

Lori said...

Amy, your sampler is the sweetest thing...your stitching looks perfect to me...i love the little girl, she is adorable...what a fun idea for a party:)

Stacy said...

The sheep is my new favorite square. :)

karen said...

love every square and especially the little button face!!!

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Hi Amy!
Your sampler is AMAZING! My Little One took an embroidery class last week, and absolutely LOVED it. I'm going to have to show her your project to give her some new ideas!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

What a great idea for a craft party. That piece is really cute. Please post your dad's recipe if he'll part with it.Love me some chicken salad!

Beth Leintz said...

An old fashioned sewing (or stitching) circle sounds like so much fun. I love how you've added buttons and jewelry to your sampler and your sheep is the fluffiest ever.

Sadie Lou said...

That is adorable--I love little things and what a perfect way to preserve them!
Great job and great colors!
~Sadie

rvelder said...

Amy this is VERY inspiring! I need to get one started ASAP! Can't wait to see it finished!

Sue said...

I put a photo of mine up on my blog - still a LONG way to go, obviously! Thanks for a fun day!

Sue

ancee said...

Amy, I am so happy to see the updates on your sampler...I forgot to ask you at Kim's party, what material you are using for the background? It looks a little like linen, I really like the close weave, do you know the thread count. You are so very creative & once again, it was such a pleasure to meet you and be a part of your creative class.
Best Wishes Always, Nancy

Nicol said...

Love it! I love how colorful and fun it is!

Erin Bassett said...

I love this idea! Yours is turning out so sweet.

Taiya said...

I love this idea! I sincerely hope that I remember to do it someday... My favorite on yours is the cherries, I think. That's a very good use of a french knot! :D

Leanne said...

So fun to watch this sweet project grow...I love the little bird, the cherries, the lamb.....all adorable!!

Anonymous said...

Your parents are awesome! Whittlin and perfect stiching and I know the list goes on!

Halo Hill said...

Darling! Kind of makes me embarrassed to show mine now! Mine are very "rustic" and "elementary"!

Sheila

Stephenie said...

That sampler is just stunning...I just keep starring at the photo...
Sounds like such a fun party...
Stephenie

Shell said...

Your patters are lovely. i love all the beautiful details you have in each square.

melissa said...

Oh my goodness Amy, I absolutely LOVE your sampler. It brought an instant smile to my face :) I have been thinking about starting a project like this for a while, and now that I have seen yours, I might finally take the leap.

Your sweet family continues to be in my prayers!

melissa