Monday, October 10, 2011

Party at Chandail

The first Saturday of every month, Chandail hosts a night stitch-in from 5-7.  Tonight was extra special.  One of the ladies from our group was celebrating two milestones- her birthday and the end of chemo.  We ate her favorite foods: James Coney Island Hot Dogs and bundt cakes

We had lots of party favors.  But the most special gift of all was the scarves you see everyone wearing.  One of the ladies knitted all of us scarves from aqua yarn and also knitted matching chemo caps to donate to the hospital in honor of our friend.

Here is a picture of all of us stitching.  A wonderful time was had by all- lots of food, laughter, and stitching.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

October Sheep

I have started my October goal of stitching the October Sheep by Rebecca Wood.  I have chosen to stitch it with lovely pumpkin colored Impressions on the background, fluffy fleece for the sheep, and Painter's Thread for the purple hat.  All of the stitches are by Carolyn Baird at the Chaparral.  Here is a picture of the threads before the canvas was started.

The Rainbow Linen for the broom handle and the Silk Lame braid for the lettering will be so amazing to work with.  I love Silk Lame, and I am glad it has come out in more colors over the years.  This will be the third sheep of the month in my collection.  I have July, September, and October.  I think that next year I will have to get the rest.  They are very easy to stitch and are a quick finish.  Here is my progress already.  

The picture below is of Carolyn's new book "Needlepointing in Your Nest".  The background stitch used came from this book.

For old times sake, here is a picture of my Roll Tide &more pillow.  It's really coming along.  I have all of the lettering completed with memory wire; I just have to wrap it now with black thread.