Sunday, July 15, 2018

A New Start.....

Greetings!!! Hope all are enjoying a lovely weekend and squeaking in a little stitching!

I went to a new stitching group yesterday I happened upon FB this past week.....oh the power of the internet. I had a post come up on my timeline, through the Samplermakers group, that said there was a a group of stitchers (approx. 3-4) that had been meeting the second Saturday of the month at a Panera's in Richmond...if anyone was interested please let them know and feel free to show up. Well, it seems they got some responses and 6 new ladies showed up yesterday!!! It was wonderful...everyone was so nice and willing to share their love of stitching; I will definitely be going back. They are already talking about having to find a bigger space! Three of the ladies live not far from me and had it not been for FB, we'd probably never have met!

Since I wasn't sure of the lighting at Panera's, I pulled out an old Lizzie Kate piece, Needle Nick, I started in 2003. It's done on 18 count Davos over one, so I could see that pretty good without magnification. I had done the feet and legs waaaay back then and got the white band above them done at the meeting. ( I have to admit I was doing more talking/listening than stitching. :) Two of the ladies were working on HAED Designs that were amazing with total coverage, over one, on 24 and 25 count fabrics.

 Now, on to my new start. After months of working on large projects,  Celtic Banner and the Red Sampler Band SAL, I needed something fun and small. This is a shop exclusive kit I got about a year ago through Down Sunshine Lane. It was designed by Cathy at Hands on Designs and is called I Dream of the Sea  which I do often! It includes all the stitching and finishing supplies including the tray and spool.

 I am starting with the tray and this is what I have done so far:

Anyone gearing up for the World Cup game? It starts in about 30 minutes here. I will be stitching happily away while hubby watches, though I do think I'll root for the underdog, Croatia.

I love and appreciate getting your kind comments and try my best to respond. However, when I try to respond, some of you come up as no-reply bloggers and I can't pull up an e-mail. If you'd like me to respond to you personally, please change that setting. I'm not sure if people ever go back to check to see if I've responded to the actual post on the blog so this response is for jhm. 

Jackie, there is a charge for the band SAL's. If you go on FB and search iStitch Designs, you can find the info there. You can also go to Carol's blog to get the info to sign up:  Hope this helps!

Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have a great week!




  1. Your new start looks good, Stasi! Good for you on adding some to the LK St. Nick piece. I am glad you had a good time at the stitch meet up. How fun to discover nearby stitchers! By the way, your Red Band Sampler was featured on Carol's blog yesterday. Enjoy the rest of your day!

  2. How cool to have nearby ladies to stitch with! I have not discovered any. I am not on FB though. What a cute new stitch. Well, both of them. :)

  3. So nice that the meetup was a success. Love your new LK Kit! I wonder if you can still purchase these kits or are they out for a limited time?

  4. Wow that sounds like a fun group Stasi. I would love something like that here. St. Nick is sweet and you made good progress. How long were you at Panera's? Your new stitch is adorable and so true. Happy stitching. RJ

  5. How fun to meet up with a bunch of stitch loving addicts, Stasi :) I met my small group (five of us) that meets in the fall for a few days of stitching through blogging. Otherwise, I don't know anyone in my area who stitches. Thank goodness for the internet!

    Love your progress on both--especially that cute Santa!

    Enjoy your weekend :)