Friday, June 6, 2014

Galway Stitching Meetup: June

Last night I met up with two lovely ladies for a little stitching in the sun.  It was absolutely wonderful.

I brought with me my ongoing cross stitch project, but didn't make huge progress.


I filled in a little background on the central "block" and started the blue squares on the third block.  More chatting than sewing, I guess.



Anneliese brought with her the famous triple zip pouch out of which she pulled Liberty hexies, papers and variegated Aurifil to baste to her heart's delight.  Really I think there were only two or three basted...we were too busy chatting and planning summer antics.

Do you see that arm?  A tanned Galwegian is a rarity.

Irina came to Galway for her first meetup, which was brilliant!  It was so nice to catch up with her in person and not (as usual) getting news through email.  Out of her bag, she pulled sashiko coasters she is making as a method of practising hand quilting.  She has a kit that comes with super cool pattern templates and a piece of chalk coated paper so that she can layer them on top of the linen and transfer the guidelines.  On the back, she'll use Japanese linen.  Such a cool, portable project.


Three children joined us, so our picnic table was filled with Fanta, cookies, ice cream and the makings of those elastic band bracelet thingies that are all the rage.


Not one cookie was left!  
We had a wonderful time catching up in the sun.  Ladies, it was so very nice to see you.  I can't wait to do it all again in July!

15 comments:

Annabella said...

Photos to gladden any heart Cindy...but get the Fanta away from the sewing!! ;-)

Kirsten said...

Looks like fun - I am hoping to do the Quilty stitches cross stitch sampler one day too:)

Linda Coleman said...

what a great meetup, sun, crafting and a good old natter, so jealous

Mrs.Giggles (Anna) said...

Oh what a lovely post! You're now putting me to shame with your Quilty Stitches!

Love Irina's coasters, will have to chase that up further ;)

Maybe next month I can join you... since I'll be back 'Wesht' :)

Helenjean said...

what a good idea to put your threads on a ring! never thought of that. Interested to see the liberty hexies, I am doing that very slowly.

pennydog said...

Lovely stitching- what's the plan for it when it's finished?

dutchcomfort said...

Meeting friends and stitching in the sun. Isn’t that the best there is?

Ruth said...

Lovley projects! Looks like you all had a lovely catch up.

Katy Cameron said...

Talking too much? Surely not... ;o)

Sarah said...

Looks like sunny fun. Mikado biscuits are such a blast from my past!

tomomi mcelwee said...

Thats so nice to meet other people. So sweet.

Nicky said...

If you were hosting then you wouldn't get much done! All lovely projects and good luck with July!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Looms... The kids in school are mad about them, and you know what I have them all stitching away with pencils making them.... Meet ups are great especially with biscuits!!!

Catherine said...

Looks like the perfect day to me!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your cross stitch!

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