Friday, January 10, 2014

Galway Modern Stitchers Meetup

 Last night I had the great pleasure to meet up with two other Galway quilters for a little stitching on the way home from work/before dinner.  I had such a wonderful time chatting with the ladies and checking out what they're making (and how they're doing it) all while drinking a hot chocolate.

Annette was finishing off three wall hangings for her nephews.  There was one dog, one cat and one horse, each personalized with a little fella's name.  These are my most favorite things I have ever seen made with PB&J fabrics.  I thought they looked super.  Annette is nearly there - just tying off a few threads and getting that binding down.  Stitch on, Annette!


Anneliese joined Annette and I to finish off her matchstick quilting wall hanging.  I won't show you the front as I don't want to spill the beans before it's on her blog.  I will say it's gorgeous, though!  I'd love for her to make 5+ more and turn them into table mats.  They'd be gorgeous!  

Check out Anneliese's travelling goodies - a little metal pin box, a sewing roll (cute fabric!) and a kindle to keep her little ones occupied.


I brought along my little cross stitch.  You can see some progress from my last post, but I will say it was slow going.  I could not see well in the dim light, so I unpicked as much as I stitched.  I was also more interested in what Anneliese and Annette were making so I wasn't paying attention to my own project.


Anneliese's two daughters spent a little time drawing and writing notes.  Here's mine, clearly addressed to myself with a cover photo of my bone...


Inside was a fuzzy kitten (with a bow!) and an interpretation of my entire cross stitch panel.  I did receive a second love note from Anneliese's younger daughter, but I think Anneliese is very careful to not mention their names and her name was so very carefully written in the center (surrounded by hearts).  I will keep that one to myself.


We even did a quick cross stitch lesson, so I can't wait to see what they created by our next meeting!  Ladies, it was wonderful to stitch with you.  I can not wait until we meet up again!  Thanks for such a great night out.

14 comments:

Diane-crewe said...

such fun to meet up with fellow stitchers .. and not have to explain what you mean all the time x lovely projects x

Lynne said...

Sounds like a lovely way to spend a couple of hours on the way home!

Canadian Abroad said...

How nice that you could get together. Nothing like hanging out with other stitchers.

lindsey said...

Sounds like a great time and all the work looks fantastic!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I'm a little jealous go those girls as they got to spend time with you and I didn't! ��

cheeky monkey said...

That post is so cute. It really made me smile. I did not know that the place mat is not on my blog. Looks like I really have been lazy the last weeks.

Pickletoes Quilts said...

Sounds like a fun evening! That scotty dog is adorable!

Leanne said...

Sounds lovely. You need one of those small clip on book lights to take to cross stitch or knit in bars and other dark places.

Flying Blind... said...

Lovely way to while (?) away a couple of hours!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Sounds like a wonderful evening! My mam has a little clip-on light for her embroidery hoop/pattern board - it makes it a little heavier but doesn't throw it out of balance and makes a big difference...

Katy Cameron said...

Looks like it was a fun evening, and love the wee notes :oD

mammafairy said...

lovely to meet with other stitchy folk! Well done.

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Looks like great fun. I must try and organise a little sewing session down south!

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