Sunday, 21 August 2011

First time cross stitcher

One of our newer members, Freya, has been learning to cross stitch. She just finished this lovely cross stitch flower kit. She is thinking of framing it for her room. She is now working on a more difficult cross stitch kit and is loving it. A lot of our members who do cross stitch greatly admired her work.

We had another new member, Jill, who is also a cross stitcher. She just finished this lovely cross stitch from the Cath Kidston book. It's even backed up by some lovely Cath Kidston fabric.

Helen also had a few finishes. After learning how to do Japanese folded quilting she stitched the blue mat. I love the colours she used and I know there are a few members who are wanting to give it a go. She also made a Japanese folded bag but she experimented with some variegated thread and fancy stitches from her sewing machine. It was quite effective.

Anthea has not long taken up crochet but she has yet another finish. She was crocheting this lovely shrug only last week. She used a lovely purple and a variegated yarn to give it that effect. She is now working on some granny stripes.

Dawn has been at her card making again. She made this lovely card for Donna who just celebrated her first anniversary. The card is backed onto a CD to make it more sturdy plus it can also be used as a wall hanging. I did try to pinch it but Donna wouldn't let it out of her sight.

Elaine finished another granny square blanket using striping yarn. I really love the effect. She spent the evening adding fringe to a lovely scarf. She did finish it but wants to add some crystals to really set it off so no photo's yet.

Linda also had a couple of finishes. She was also working on a granny square blanket. Contrary to the photo it's actually more purple than blue. She also crocheted this lovely hat and scarf set. All of these are for the shoebox charity.

Just a reminder that we are still collecting for the shoebox charity if anyone wants to knit or make anything for it. Also empty shoe boxes would be much appreciated.

This Tuesday we are having another baby shower. This time it's for our Aileen who is expecting her first baby. We all love a good baby shower so we are very much looking forward to it.


So many books, so little time said...

I used to love this as a child but haven't dont anything in decades, great pictures!


Karen said...

Thank you. We have three younger girls who come along and are learning different crafts. They all seem to love it which is good.