A week ago Saturday, the stitching Guild that I belong to (Kindred Spirits) hosted a special event to celebrate all that we love about Blackbird Designs. Everyone brought their finished pieces - from framing, to needlebooks to quilts. I thought you might like to see some of the beautiful things that were there.
This is Tina and some of her gorgeous quilts. All of the quilts in the picture were stitched by her. WoW!!! These were so beyond gorgeous - I've never seen a BBD quilt up close and personal and Julie and I were just in awe! Deb was in awe too but she'll go home and make one. Not me. Only way I'll ever get something like this is to buy it and who would want to part with such a beauty?
All pics are clickable so you can super-size and really get a good look!
This is Pat and her lovely work! I love how this is framed in that fabulous tray - gorgeous, isn't it? I really admire Pat's work - she does beautiful stitching and finishing and she's just as sweet and funny as can be.
The finishes on this table are by Edwina and Pat - fabulous, aren't they?
Julie and I brought some of our finishes, too. Julie stitched the piece in the gold frame and the pincushion and biscournu scissor fob. I did the other two.
More of our work:
These quilts were made by the mother of one of our members and they were so beautiful!
This quilt was made by Judy and isn't it a beauty? Reminds me of something you'd have seen on a rope bed in the civil war. It's gorgeous!
As you can see, these quilts are no small project!
These beauties were made by Sue - some of you may know her as "needlworkerSue" on some of the cross stitch boards. Sue was feeling shy that day and preferred to have a pic only of her fabulous work!
These were made by various members and each and every one is exquisite!
Check out the little red stitch in the upper left hand corner - that one is done over one thread sitting right next to one just like it, done over two threads. Same count fabric. Just a great shot to show the difference over one stitching can make on a piece. Of course, too much of that and you want to poke your eyes out with the needle!
Our guild president, Sharon designed these sweet needlebooks to commemorate our gathering together. Aren't they cute? They'll be so pretty tucked into our sewing baskets!
Barb and Alma were kind enough to donate several items for a raffle draw but dang it, I forgot to take a picture. I also forgot to take a picture of the food that was there as well. Talk about eye candy! Maaaan! There was some good eats there. As I've said, these are a great bunch of women - all super talented, nice as can be and so much fun to be around.
I am making progress on my Ann (A&E) sampler but those eyelets are really starting to bore me so I've moved on to Jenny Bean's Christmas Sampler. I also finished the November block on my Prairie Schooler Year but will not post that again till it's all done in December. I have to say though that I love it and doing it one block at a time is the way to go with over one!
Thanks for all the sweet comments about my dad in my last post. He's a great guy and I'm really proud of him and his service. Thanks for all the stories you shared with me about your favorite veteran! Where might we be if we didn't have these men and women?
Have a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this post about all things BBD! Thanks Barb and Alma for all you do to give us such wonderful things to create. Our stitching and quilting world would not be the same were you not here! You can visit their blog for some really gorgeous and inspiring photos: Blackbird Designs Blog