Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lotsa Pics!

I've been tardy for sometime now and intending to take pictures at our meetings but I kept forgetting.  So to make it up, here are  pics of our current WIP's.  I hope you enjoy them.

To begin, our group has been busy stitching bookmarks for the New Castle Public Library's 100th anniversary:

One last bookmark getting it's final stitches:

Toccata 3's in progress:

Bunny Garden's in progress:

Stumpwork in progress:

Halloween in progress:

And 'I forgot to find out what the name of this piece is' in progress:

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lotsa yummy stuff ....

and I'm talking food here.  We had a great picnic/dinner meeting on June 21st.  The food was absolutely yummy.  The garage sale was fun.  And everyone had a good time.

Our next meeting will be on July 19th at 7 pm.  The project for the night will be finishing techniques for the library book marks.  Be sure to bring thread, needle and either a finished bookmark (or more) or a scrap piece of aida/evenweave with which to practice.  Several techniques will be taught.  We're looking for fast and easy finishing techniques so if you have a suggestion, be sure to mention it.

See you in July ......

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Our Booth at the New Castle Arts Festival

Our Chapter participated in the first annual New Castle Arts Festival held on May 30th in beautiful downtown New Castle, Pennsylvania.  The weather was sunny, dry and warm with a nice breeze -- perfect for the event. 

Members brought some of their favorite pieces to display.  There were samples of  gold work, cross stitch, canvas work, hardanger, and other techniques for the festival attendees to view. 

 A BIG "Thank You!" to DMC for generously donating little beginner cross stitch kits for us to hand out and teach anyone interested in learning.

Enjoy the pics and thanks for stopping by ......

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Castle Arts Festival

We will be participating in the first New Castle Arts Festival to be held on Saturday, May 29th from 11 am to 9 pm.  The festival will be at Riverwalk in downtown New Castle.  It should be a fun time.

There is a change in this year's picninc.  Due to the price increase at the park, we will be having our picnic at the Church this year.  It begins at 6 pm on June 21st.  The main course will be meatball sandwiches and everyone will bring something.  Don't forget to bring your own place setting, beverages and penny's for the games.  We will be having our annual garage sale, so bring stitching-related stuff you want to sell.

In July we will be taking a break from Toccata to learn a finishing technique for the Library's 100 year anniversary bookmarks.  Bring a finished bookmark or scrap piece to practice on.

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

January Meeting

Our next meeting will be Monday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Third United Presbyterian Church.  Dinner before the meeting will be 5:30 p.m. at Lanigan's Irish Pub (136 E Washington St, New Castle PA  16101).


Saturday, February 6, 2010
10 am to 2 pm
New Castle Public Library

Every Stitcher, whatever persuasion, is invited to participate. 

Since it is the library's 100th Anniversary, bring something old you would like to display that day.