Sunday, September 22, 2019

Summer Stitching

I'm just squeaking in under the wire, getting a summer post in before the start of autumn tomorrow. How quickly the seasons go, but always, there is stitching, knitting, appliqué and quilting to keep us busy, and our friendships that keep us together as a group. We love our Thursday mornings!

The cottage garden has been a joy to see every time we venture down the walkway. This photo was taken midsummer and flowers continued to grow taller and fill out the space, along with vegetables!


Here are just a few of the things we've been working on recently.

Susie has been busy, as always.
Here is her seaside themed quilt,


some lovely pieced quilts,



and an intricately appliquéd and pieced quilt.


Susie also made some cute needle books to give as gifts.
Here they are, front...


and back!


And on her design wall, a neutral log cabin quilt is in process.


Carol made this sweet baby blanket,


an adorable I-Spy quilt,



and this lovely knitted shawl.


Pat R. said that this is what happens when you let your grandson
choose the pattern for his bunny's new sweater!



And he loves it!


Pat also made this precious teddy for a lucky little girl.


Here is Jane's wonderful boy's sweater with very special buttons!



Ann's embroidered quilt has been beautifully quilted,



and she is currently working on hand appliquéd 
squares for a new quilt.


Barbara, who has had a very busy summer, 
added French knots to some vintage hand embroidered quilt squares.


Judy embroidered a little lady she had doodled,


 tried some torn paper collages with embroidery,


and worked on an embroidered page for her fabric book.


So now, grandchildren are back to school, summer vacations are over,
and the table is filling up again with new projects every week.

Here's wishing everyone who reads this
a very happy Autumn!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, May 27, 2019

Springtime at the Cottage

We've had a rainy spring in New England,
 but when we gather at the cottage everything is cosy.


 There is never a lack of new projects, laughter and conversation at the table.

Here are some of our most recent creations.

Anne has made some adorable hats,



done some wool appliqué


and some hand turned appliqué,


as well as some hand embroidery on a quilt.



Daphne completed this lovely pastel quilt,


and another one with woodland creatures.


Susie's design wall always has some interesting projects going on,


And she always has new quilts to share.

In this one, each square is hand appliquéd. 


Two pieced quilts,



and Susie's latest, with a seaside theme.


Pat has been working on a beautiful blanket.


And Jane created this hat,


as well as these beautiful girls' sweaters.


 Peggy made this lovely baby blanket


and a child's quilt.


Carol brought in a slightly oversized ball of yarn,


and completed two quilts.



Barbara shared more of her appliquéd shops,
 which will be part of a quilt.


Judy created this felt and wool centerpiece, part of a larger picture


as well as this woman with lace hair appliqué.


Flowers now greet us as we come up the path to the cottage,


we are having some sunny days
and it seems that spring is finally here,
as often happens in New England,
just in time for summer!


Thanks for stopping by and visiting.
Hope to see you again soon!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Happy Holidays!

To start off our holiday blog post,
here's a knitted Santa by Pat,
who said she would rather make 
100 bunnies before she makes another Santa!!
So cute!


Carol made this beautiful Christmas stocking,
with a flamingo and holly.


Also by Carol, these richly colored happy socks!


Judy made a textured applique snow scene
with embroidery and a bit of acrylic paint.


Back to Pat, who made these delicious
pizzelle cookies to share one Thursday morning.


Also a sweater by Pat, in process,


and a Christmas sweater for her grandson's bunny
which was also made by Pat!


It has been a wonderful year of creating 
around our creative table.
Thanks for visiting
and here's wishing everyone
a very happy and loving holiday season!!