Monday, August 22, 2011

Milestone for The Stitch Specialists

On November 9, 2010, a Yahoo Group was started which we named The Stitch Specialists.  The owner is Abi Gurden and I agreed to be a moderator with her.  She had this wonderful design called The Tree of Stitches which she wanted to do as a stitch along on the group.  As of today we have over 300 members, 304 as of this writing.  Never in our wildest dreams did we think that we'd have so many people who fell in love with this design and wanted to join us.  The creativity of the members as they chose their fabric and threads for this design is amazing.  I just wanted to say a big congratulations to us!!  I believe her latest design, The Great Escape, is going to be just as popular, can't wait to start stitching it!

Here's a link to our group The Stitch Specialists.  You can see my finished Tree of Stitches a little ways down this blog.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Treasure Box

This piece is by The Drawn Thread and is called The Treasure Box. We have a Yahoo Group for Drawn Thread designs which is a sister group of The Stitch Specialists, I chose to do this piece. This is about two weeks' progress.

Peaches and Cream Hardanger

A few years ago I finished this piece by Summer Louise Truswell of Truswell Designs. It's called Peaches and Cream and was a limited edition kit.  I just got around to doing something with it and my LNS Stitchers Workshop made a box for me, Mr. Dugan does great work!  So here it is after all these years.

Tree of Stitches Finished!

I finished my Tree of Stitches last night and here it is!  This design is by Abi Gurden and was done as a SAL on The Stitch Specialists Yahoo Group.

Our next SAL will be The Great Escape and will start in September.  Go to the group home page to see a picture of it.  I think it's going to be as popular as the Tree, if not more so The Stitch Specialists.

This Yahoo Group was started last November and I'm one of the moderators.  Never in our wildest dreams did we think we'd have almost 300 members by this date, only two more to go!  Everyone has loved this design and the color variations that members have chosen are fantastic.  Each member chose their own fabric and colors.  I went with traditional greens but we've had blossom trees, and winter trees, and multi-colors!  So much creativity.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Stitch Specialists new design released!

I'm so excited!  The Stitch Specialists Yahoo Group just went past 250 members!  Abi Gurden, our list owner and designer has just released her newest design, The Great Escape, and it's going to be as great as the Tree of Stitches which members have been stitching for the past few months. The group was formed last November and as you can see it's grown and has been very popular. 

The designs are available to members to stitch as a stitchalong, with parts released every two weeks. Click the link to see a picture of the new design on  the home page, we will start stitching this one in mid-September.  The Tree of Stitches s one of my WIPs and you can see progress pics in previous blog updates.