Saturday, 26 February 2011

SAL Saturday

Last weekend I spent most of my time feeling sorry for myself. I was home alone, trying to rest my back and hip and bored out of my mind. Everyone seemed to have something to do except for me. So this weekend I decided to do something about it and organized an impromptu Saturday SAL. I sent the message out to my Tuesday night group, distributed directions and got busy planning. The result was one fun filled day with 9 stitchers, doing what they do best...... stitching, eating, talking and laughing. I know it was the boost that I needed and I think it lifted the spirits of everyone present. One of the highlights was checking out my stash with much ooohing, aaaahing and fondling of fabric. Then there was the food. Although we were 9, we had enough food I'm sure to feed 9 x 9! Well ,maybe not quite that much but you get the picture.

There were some newbies joining us this time. Karen is one of my coworkers and is never able to come stitching on Tuesdays because of commitments with her children. It was great to have her join us and she's going to try her darndest to free up an occasional Tuesday in the future.

Mike joined our Tuesday night group this past fall and took the opportunity today to bring along one of his coworkers. Nancy has been considering joining the Tuesday night group and this was a chance for her to meet a few of us and see if the fit was right for her. I think she'll be out on Tuesdays in the future!

Sally and Diane are both regulars in our Tuesday group but had never been out to my little village to stitch with us. It was absolutely wonderful that so many were able to come and I hope that once I'm finished work we can do this more often. Here's a few more photos from our afternoon.
Lori & Nancy followed by Leslie & Diane

Sally (lt) and Roseanne (rt)

Clarisse enjoyed the day too. So much so that I had to put her away in my bedroom for a short while. She insisted on climbing into everyone's bags and at one point she took off running with one of Karen's skeins of DMC in her mouth.
Any for anyone who parked themselves on the seat where she normally takes up residence they were subjected to having their hair sniffed. A regular nuisance she was!
Being the hostess, I didn't really get a heck of a lot of stitching done. I tried spending some quality time with Spring Quakers but just couldn't concentrate enough so I switched to my Maison No 4.

Here's where I'm at with the 2 designs over the past week.

I have a few things I'd love to order that were released at the Nashville Needlework Market but they will have to wait until
next month. My budget for February has been blown!
Here's why...... Rose Quaker by Stickideen von der Wiehenburg and a new release by Jardin Prive ... Sampler au bouquet I.

I also managed to find an interesting design on Ebay. I've been looking for an Adam & Eve designs to stitch and came across this one quite by accident. It's by A Mon Ami Pierre and is called Paradis Perdu.

Thank you to each and every one of you who took the time to drop by and tell me how much you love my new framed stitch, Spring Lace. It's occupying prime space in my entrance and is receiving soooo many compliments from my visitors. I've grown rather fond of it myself!
I hope everyone is enjoying their own time to stitch this weekend. Spring is just around the corner!


  1. It's looks like you had a wonderful time with your fellow stitchers and I'm glad you're feeling better because of it. I love the new stash, especially the Jardin Prive design, it's a beauty. Happy stitching to you!

  2. Sounds like a perfect day to me!!

  3. A day with stitchers...always a wonderful way to spend a day! Your work that you have done recently is beautiful (I love Whispered by the Wind designs as well) and lovley new pieces to start. Hope we can stitch together again soon as well :-)

  4. Wow, what I wouldn't give for a houseful of stitching friends! From the sound of it Clarisse can be quite a character. Cats bring such joy.

  5. Looks like you had a wonderful day! So nice that you have that many fellow stitchers in your area. :)

  6. Lynn, what a wonderful day you organized for your stitching group. I'm sure you weren't bored for a single second.
    I see that you are also in love with the new sampler by Jardin Privé. It looks wonderful on the picture with all its vibrant colours. I think a lot of sticthers will stitch it, maybe me, too, lol.

  7. Having all those stitchy friends round to stitch and eat sounds like heaven! I'm jealous!!! lol

  8. Looks like a great time with all the stitching friends! Great new stash and new starts!

  9. Looks like you had a great time. Poor me doesn't have anybody around to stitch with - bummers. With each new motiff, I am loving your Spring Quaker more - that is going to be one fantastic piece!!

  10. margaret Connelly27 February 2011 at 21:32

    Love your blog!!

  11. It looks like everyone had a grand time:))) What fun!

    Love your new stash purchases and nice progress on Spring Quakers. Very pretty colors

    Have a good week.

  12. Looks like everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. I just love the Spring Quaker project. It's not something that I would perhaps stitch for myself .... however those colours are just gorgeous and I could be persuaded to change my mind!

  13. oh I so missed this post, I am sorry. I do however know how much fun you all would have had and that you would not have had much stitching time but that would be ok coz everyone was busy at it and you were busy with making sure everyone was able to share their passion. Congratulations to you for having a wonderful day with your stitching friends.
    Oh, and I really am sorry about that Vampire comment. lol it was all part of having the TKR on the 8th.
    As always

  14. It looks you guys had a great time stitching! Cool stash, I especially like the Rose Quaker pattern. The Adam & Eve sampler is also nice, I was just looking at the Prairie Schooler Adam & Eve sampler on eBay yesterday afternoon.

  15. Sounds like a great time. How lucky that you have so many stitchers who were able to attend. Nice work on your stitching. I love the A&E chart I have never seen that one before.

  16. What a fun post!! It sounds like you had such a great Saturday--I am so happy for you. I just wish I could have been there!! LOL ;) I had to laugh at Clarisse robbing your guests of their DMC! I loved your St. Patrick's Day cat widget thingie, too--very funny.

    Nice new stash, and great progress pics! I hope this weekend is as good as last weekend. :)

  17. Oh Lynn that looks like such fun. I look forward to getting to meet these lovely ladies one day.
    That Clarisse - she is a diva!

  18. I just love the patterns you displayed - I am going to have to get some of those - You have done some lovely work on Rose Quaker & Your Adam & Eve design is awesome - I truly adore designs with alphabets !!!!

    I'm glad you enjoyed wome time with stitching friends - I imagine you are a wonderful hostess :)

  19. How fun!!! I;d love to be surrounded by so many stitchers, you lucky girl!!