Mustang, Oklahoma, United States
60-ish 'child of the prairie' who loves sewing, baking, knitting and most of all -- family & friends.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Stitchin' Creations

'Night Stitchers' (sponsored by Grace United Methodist Church) has been meeting together for well over 10 years and in that time the group has tried their hand at all sorts of 'Stitching' projects: quilting, ribbon embroidery, cross-stitch, knitting and even some crafty non-needle projects.

On the nights that we meet, the chatter and laughter spills out the of the room into the hallways of our church; as we each work on our current project(s). There's always 'Show & Tell' for our finished items -- with lots of 'oohing' and 'ahhing' and 'How in the world did you do that?' and 'Can you show me how?' And, then there's also a fair amount of 'Can some one help me with this dropped stitch or pattern or fabric selection?' The creativity in that small room is contagious!

It's a joy to be a part of this amazing group of women and I always leave these gatherings with a lighter heart and a sincere admiration for the creativity of others.

And, last night was no exception:

Nancy's latest lap quilt for charity -- made from donated fabric. I just love this scrappy look - she has a way of mixing colors that I admire so very much. And, if you look to the right of the quilt, on the table -- you will see a little basket made from fabric scraps and cotton clothes-line. Nancy saw a program on our local PBS station early Saturday morning demonstrating this technique; and, by that night she had completed a basket herself. She just blows me away !!
And, just check out Wanda's very first shawl !!! She bound off the last row last night and it looks so very stylish, even without the fringe! I want to make one of these myself, but in a lighter color -- my eyes can't take those dark colors anymore. Wanda's only been knitting for a year and she's really doing great work.

There were many more projects (finished and in-the-works) from our group that I missed with my camera -- but I'll catch them next time and share more of our 'Stitchin Creations'