Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Finish, Sampler Guild Tea, and Giveaway!


2012 Crazy January Challenge Finish
Tree of Life Samplings Penny America
36ct Lakeside Linen Maple Sugar
Called for threads-WDW and DMC

Such a lovely and fun stitch!  If I could do it over, I would do it on a larger count fabric, as I think this design lends itself well to a larger format. Not sure how I'll finish this but leaning towards a flatfold finish.

Last Sunday my local sampler guild (Northwest Sampler Guild) held their annual tea.  Even though they have been holding this tea for many years it was the first time I ever attended. It was a delightful time and our speaker was Carolyn Standing-Webb on Needlework Tools and Toys.  Very interesting pics and info.

I wanted to share with all of you some of the show and tell and challenge pieces on display.  The challenge this year was to stitch something related to tea. What a wealth of inspiration! Feel free to click on the pics below for closeups.










What a great bunch of stitchers!  I feel so fortunate to be a part of this group!

Tomorrow  at midnight is the deadline for my second blogoversary giveaway!  Be sure to go enter by clicking here.

25 comments:

Patty C. said...

I think Penny America is becoming one of my favorite designs - Great finish. Lovely items displayed in this post - Inspirational !

Krista said...

I love your finish! And what lovely finishes from your group, nice pics.

Myra said...

Wonderful finish - I love this design. I stitched mine on 28 ct and just love how it looks. Thank you for sharing all the "tea" pictures, lots of talent there.

Barb said...

I would like to stitch Penny America and appreciate suggestions for doing it on a larger count. Yours turned out lovely.

Margaret said...

What a lovely finish! And what eye candy at your guild too! Yum!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Penny America looks wonderful. Congrats on your finish. I enjoyed seeing all the photos of your Guild's stitching.

Nancy said...

Love Penny America, you did a great job on it! Beautiful works by your Guild members!

Karen said...

Penny America is such a pretty design...yours looks great. Your pics of the talented stitchers are wonderful. Thanks for sharing... and enabling!

Peggy Lee said...

A beautiful finish indeed!

Oh my...these pictures are breathtaking!

Thanks for sharing!

Veronica said...

Very pretty finish. All those lovely colours. Congratulations!

Oh my, so many gorgeous projects. Very inspiring indeed.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the cute finish, and thanks for the show of stitched items - wonderful!

Chris said...

Wow! What wonderful stitching. You belong to such a great guild.

Chris said...

I love the penny rug finis too :)

Blu said...

Lovely finish!

What an incredible collection. Some of those finishes are incredible.

Beth in IL said...

Congrats on the finish! Love all the pretty photos too.

Carol said...

Absolutely wonderful finish, Teresa!! Your sampler guild's annual tea looks like a treasure trove of stitching inspiration--lots of gorgeous finishes by all :)

Christine said...

Great finish, and lots of lovely pieces in your Guild's display

Babs in Alabama said...

Enjoyed all the pretty pics, Teresa, but your Penny America gets the prize I think. I love this piece! and yours is beautiful.
hugs,
babs

Deb said...

Congratulations on your finish! That is a wonderful design.

And what eye candy with all the other pictures. You have some wonderful stitchers in your Guild!

Linda said...

Congrats on the finish. It looks great.

Linda

Mindi said...

Gorgeous finish! This is a project on the short list for a future start. All the stitched pieces from your guild's show and tell look amazing.

Jan said...

Your Penny America looks really, really pretty, Teresa!!

I loved seeing all of the pictures, thanks for sharing.

Jennifer M. said...

That is a lovely design. It makes a great July 4th decoration I think.

Jen ;)

Brigitte said...

Your finish looks absolutely great. And a flatfold finishing would certainly be perfect for it. Looking forward to seeing what you decided on it.

Siobhán said...

Congratulations on the finish! I loved seeing pics from your guild's tea--what a talented group!