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Vases, Background and Border, by Sharon G
September 9, 2020, 3:14 pm
Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Vases, Sharon G

We finished up our discussion of the Sharon G canvas, Vases, at our August ANG Main Line Stitchers chapter Zoom meeting. And, for our September Zoom meeting, we will have three differently stitched Vases canvases. It’s been very interesting to see different approaches.

Here’s my finished piece. I just dropped it off for framing. The background is a very light blue in T stitch and the border is 5 different stitches. Sharon G loves borders! Her favorite is on the ANG Stitch of the Month in 2005.

The canvas was started several years ago and am thrilled to have finally finished it because I just love it! And, I am happy that so many chapter members enjoyed the stitch guide discussions. As a way to encourage more painted canvas completions in our chapter, people are selecting a canvas on their to do list and stitching some each month either asking for help or discussing the choices provided in their stitch guide. So, we won’t get a comparison but will learn from each other’s canvases.

We will be meeting via Zoom again this month, Monday September 14.

Blanton’s Bottle, Glass
September 7, 2020, 8:47 pm
Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Blanton's Bottle

Well, I had been stitching this during our ANG Saturday Stitch-in days until we got hit with the coronavirus. And, it got put away and forgotten until I went looking for something else.

So, I decided to finish the glass bottle. I love how the two strands of Bijoux MMT482 Tigar Eye in the Woven stitch look like bourbon sitting in a glass bottle. I can taste it!

Needlepoint For Fun in Lititz, PA
September 4, 2020, 4:30 pm
Filed under: Needlepoint For Fun, Needlepoint Shops

It was such a beautiful day that went on a road trip today to Lititz, PA. We were on a mission to get garlic butter from Stauffers of Kissel Hill (Bill got a tip from someone at the Reading Terminal Market that their’s is the best). We should not have waited until 2 pm to pick up a tomato pie from The Tomato Pie Cafe (thanks to Christine for the referral) because they were sold out. Next time. Lititz is the home of Wilber Chocolates and we got their Buds! And, I was able to finally visit Needlepoint For Fun. They’ve been open a little over a year now and I hadn’t gotten there.

Trish was a gracious host showing me around the one room second floor store. What they have is lovely and displayed very well. The canvases adorn the walls and pre-packaged kits (intended for basketweave) are scattered throughout the store begging to be taken home. If I didn’t have so many projects now, I certainly could have found a piece. There aren’t many choices for threads but they kit in their wholesale NJ location which must have more stock.

They have several pieces showing decorative stitches (to encourage people) and Pat provides the stitch guides upon request. Very nice work.

Trish is also the finisher who does lovely work on pillows and ornaments. Her husband is an excellent stitcher and does the blocking. They had a unique display of Zip n Stitch pre-finished round ornaments (Christmas and Halloween designs) and small stockings. No matter what store I go to, I almost always find something that I have never seen before.

Bill picked the Nutcracker Soldier round ornament to go with our small nutcracker collection. Look at the lovely pillows near the window. I love the blue dragonfly pillow.