Monday, October 05, 2009

Santa's Buddies

Santa's Buddies
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist

I think this is a record for me, I finished an ornament within 1 month of receiving my JCS ornament magazine. I have to order the Mill HIll Treasures to put the snowflakes on (or maybe I could stitch a few instead...hmmm) but Santa's Buddies from Angel Stitchin is done mostly as called for on 28 count linen, I used the regular GAST baby spinach for the tree instead of the GAST wool that it called for and I substituted red seed beads i had on hand 03043 instead of 03049 it called for.

I went to my first meeting of the local Embroiderers Guild of America this past week and had a pretty good time. I kinda knew they were there but had only heard bad things about the different EGA groups in the past. I guess it seems implied in the name but I was worried they might be more stuffy old needleworkers than cross stitchers. I have been missing out on some of my Tarheel stitch group meetings lately due to the difficulty of finding and affording a babysitter for all day Saturday (usually when we get together folks have to drive far so we make it an event!) But I saw a really nice newsletter at my local LNS about the EGA and decided it wouldn't hurt to go check it out. They meet 2ce a month for 2 hours in the evening... while my husband is home. I get to the meeting on thursday and guess who is the outgoing president? Louise Henderson of Cherished Stitches... see page 56 in your JCS ornament mag! Yeah they crossstitch!

Also in the past week I think I have finagled my way into going to the Crossedthreads Retreat in Pigeon Forge, TN in Nov . This retreat is the one the Tarheel crew usually goes to every year but I have only been twice, the last time was in 2006 before Annabeth was born.

I have been stitching on the Maidens of the Sea...mostly just the borders so nothing to see yet...I'll post a progress pic soon.


Suzanne said...

Cute ornament! I am still waiting for my JCS issue, so now I am jealous.

I have the same problem with joing a stitching group. They are usually in the day and I have no transport or childcare for the children during the day. Maybe when they are a little older.

Anonymous said...

I just picked up the mag yesterday, and thought this was one of the cute ones.
Have I ever actually stitched any of the ornaments.....don't ask!

So cute to see it stitched up!

Cathy said...

I think the greatest thing I've learned by reading other people's blogs is that you can substitute buttons with stitching. Why didn't I think of that, seriously? I never get out to get the buttons and things would go unfinished. So much easier just to stitch it instead.

saras said...

That ornament is on my to stitch list too! It's so cute!

saras said...

can i buy your maidens pattern when you are done with it?! :)