This past Saturday our little stitching group of 6 got together to celebrate Renate's birthday. We had brunch with yummy breads, and later on we had fabulous cake.
I got up early to make Renate a little pincushion owl and gave her a Orchid as well.
But that wasn't the main gift. Margit had stitched the Bent Creek Snappers Monthly Series on one piece of fabric, and Renate admired it so, so she decided to give it to her for her birthday. The other girls will pitch in for the materials. Here you see Renate holding the masterpiece....
Seaking of masterpieces, note the two tapestries that Renate stitched in the back ground and the one below, which is hung behind the dining room table. I am totally in love with this piece, and I really, really want to stitch it on 40 ct. silk gauze.... whaaaat??? What's so funny????
You can get an idea of its size on this picture below.
Just so you know who I keep talking about - staring on the right is Margit, then Ilse, Ulrike, Edith and Renate has her back to the camera.
On on of the walls of the living/dining room I found Europe's answer to And They Sinned. I put Margit next to it so you could get an idea of its size. Its a Haandarbejdets Fremme kit that runs right around 200 Euros.... in another lifetime perhaps. It really is stunning though. Now if I could just find only the pattern...
Next to that drool inducing piece was another one.... Dutch Beauty, as she lives & breaths!!
Well folks, not be outdone I decided to swallow all my pride and show my WIP of ATS. Miss Cozyegg & I are doing a very loose SAL - working on it mostly on Sundays. I call it the ATSSS - And They Sinned Sunday SAL. I had started this eons ago - as with all my other big ( and small) WIPs I peetered out pretty quickly - I did my partially own conversion to HDF and am stitching it on 40ct. R& R Liberty Gathering Grey. My partner and I have had a rough start of it with lots of frogging.... this is where I stopped last Sunday, and during the week I ripped out the left cherub ( not in the right place), and the wings of the angel ( I think that might be a sin), because it was the incorrect color... sigh. I did work on it this Sunday, but have not taken a picture. That will be for another post.
I do have some small finishes to show, but posting them with Renate's fabulous stitching... naaah, they will just elicit pity and sympathy. Until next time.