This Sunday we had our third Stitch-In. It was the largest turn-out yet. Lots of great conversation, sharing and stitching. We each had a chance to show what we were working on, talk about how we felt about hand stitching, and "oo and aahh" over pieces and books. And to also have a laugh or two.
For me, these meetings have been so rich and rewarding. There was a real air of camaraderie...despite the fact that many of these stitchers were meeting each other for the first time.
Here are some of the pieces people are working on...
Alice H. brought in two more of her shibori pieces.
Cheryl C. brought in her healing cloth that she started this spring. This piece focuses on her relationship with her mother. Cheryl said that she felt her mother guiding her as she continued to stitch on it. It was as if she was having a conversation with her while working on this piece. She is continuing to add to it. (Capturing the colors in the lighting was a bit tricky!)
Peggy G. is continuing to make progress on her book for her mom's 95th birthday. She showed us the completed birthday wish page and a new page with "bacteria" (Her mom worked for the health department).
I brought in my Peace Bird Alphabet series to work on. Here is the most recently completed letter.
What a wonderful afternoon with these creative, caring and sharing women!