Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Weekend update and a HD

Finally I've got round to posting after the weekend. I had a great time catching up with some stitching friends and I even managed to get a fair bit of stitching done.

The GTG was at Rach's house and she got a few presents for her soon to be born baby.

Rach opening her pressies

Kate came along and brought some of her lovely hand dyed fabrics and threads which we all looked at very closely

Lindsay and Pat

She also brought her lovely son who Joy made friends with.

Joy and a new friend

There was lots of stitching, chatting and eating and special thanks must go to Rach's DH, who made us tea, set out lunch and didn't get too scared of a group of women descending on their house. He even joined Rach, Lindsay, Joy and myself in the local pub for dinner. All in all, it was a great weekend. It won't be too long until I see a lot of them again as a large group of Uk based stitchers are spending a weekend away together in just 7 weeks.

Whilst I was away, I spent quite a bit of time stitching, including several hours on the train coming back and so I managed to finish something that I bought fairly recently - The Peacock stitching chair by The Cat's whiskers. Joy had brought her finished chair to the GTG and it helped to get me moving on with it.
I did the finishing on it during yesterday and barring a little stupidness from me (I forgot the arms and had to pull it apart), it was fairly easy. I did attach a lot of the bits together with ladder stitch rather than glue as I'm not the best with glue. My only other modification was to use self adhesive ribbon to cover some raw edges at the drawer.

Peacock chair front view

Peacock chair back view

Peacock chair side view

I really enjoy stitching it and the instructions for finishing are pretty good. There are quite a few other Cat's Whiskers designs that I like the look of but I won't be buying any for now as I want to finish a few other things first.


Chelle said...

Your GTG looks like it was great fun. Love your finished chair. You did a fantastic job!

Anonymous said...

Looks like everyone had a great time at the GTG! Your Peacock Stitching Chair turned out beautiful! I must start mine soon!

cathymk said...

Your Peacock chair is stunning!! Congratulations!
Sounds like you had a great time at your GTG.

Katrina said...

oh how cool your Peacock chair is, well done Paula :)

Seahorse said...

The chair is fabulous!

Glad you had such a good gtg :)

Katrina said...

Your peacock chair is so neat! Congrats on the finish.

Carol said...

Oh Paula - your stitching chair is stunning!

bunnyhead said...

Congrats on the stitching chair! It is just beautiful! Your stitching group looks like so much fun. You're lucky to have friends to share your love with.

stitcherw said...

Sounds, and looks, like you had a wonderful time at your stitching get together. I love getting together with other stitchers and seeing what everyone is working on, it is so motivating. Peacock Chair looks fantastic, you did a great job on the finishing.

Svenja said...

Looks like you had a great time. :)The Peacock Chair is beautiful!

Joyus said...

Congratulations on finishing the chair Paula :)

I can't believe the weekend GTG is so close too, it's going to be great.

lena-lou said...

Your GTG sounds as if it was great :-)
Love your finished peacock chair, it looks really lovely :-))
Where is it you for the GTG in 7 weeks time? Hope it is good fun!

tkdchick said...

your chair is just amazing!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time with friends. Lovely job on your stitching chair... those are just too neat!

Eva said...

Paula, your armchair is gorgeous !

MysteryKnitter said...

It sounds you had the time of your life.