I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Stitching in Public

Hey Blog Buddies,

Today was our Stitch-in-Public event at the Munster Public Library, and everyone had a grand time.  It wasn't exactly like Walmart at 4:00 a.m. on Black Friday 10:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving night, but we did have five adults and two kids come by to see what it was all about and stitch with us.   Don't get us wrong, we love to teach adults how to stitch, but we were especially happy to see the kids since they are the future of needleart.  I've got lots of photos, so will let them do the talking.  (The color is weird on a lot of them, but you'll get the gist.)

We were able to use the library's display case
for some of the Guild's education projects.

We had some preassembled needle books,
and freebie alphabets and other designs.

Here's the start of a cute acorn design
on the right.

This design was originally intended for punchneedle,
but this lady wanted to try surface embroidery.
Whatever floats your boat is our thinking.

Here are two 8-year-old girls
(and their moms' arms on the left)
busy at work cross-stitching.

The girl standing on the right is Sophie,
granddaughter of our member Karen J.
She is an accomplished little stitcher
(she's almost 10 years old)
and is giving the younger girls a helping hand.

The room busy at work.

Since not all of us were needed to teach,
we brought stuff to stitch, to-wit:

Sue's hardanger ornament from an old magazine.

Karen J's Cedar Hill bunny.

Chris' La-D-Da sampler.

Renee's start on Mary Wigham.

Janet's Chickadee Hollow ornament.

Karen U's Carriage House Samplings design.

Lynn - L*K's Christmas Rules.

Barb had started "I found my glasses,
now maybe I can see my keys."

I brought along Uptown Stitcher,
but didn't make tons of progress
and you've seen her already.

And (as of the time that I left)
who was the only one who had finished her project?

She had such a good time that she said
she wants to come back next year!

Hope your weekend is equally fun-filled.

Thanks for visiting!


CalamityJr said...

What a great event. Thanks for sharing - with us and the community!

Lelia said...

thx for sharing! What fun ; )

cucki said...

aww very lovely event..thank you for sharing xxx

Unknown said...

That was just fantastic!! I so hope I can brainwash I mean teach my Granddaughter to love needleart. I have to have someone to leave all the stash to - LOL!