Let me introduce you to some fine Pals traditions!
First, The Stitcher’s Showcase -- On Saturday night Pals proudly display their fondest finishes—both finished-finished and unfinished. There is voting and prizes, but mostly there is much coveting, envy, and patting on the back. Among the goodies this year were:
Some of the “small-finished” category lined up for viewing:
At the end closest to you is our friend, Karen's finished bag from last year's Pals M Designs class
The small end of the “large-finished” category:
Amy's JN Halloween set:
Mandy's SB Christmas Drawers:
Tracey’s tiger’s eyes (I think it’s a Stoney Creek pattern, but don’t quote me)
Tracey’s SR-71 (dang I love this plane!!!!)
Teresa’s Last Supper:
Teresa’s hummingbird welcome (this is the one that I mentioned categorized her as being completely insane--- she stitched TWO of these --- count them… TWO!!!!)
Fiona’s Mirabilia fairy
Fiona’s Mirabilia lady
Rita’s seascape (she'd like you to know the sky was a pain in the fanny which she stitched on the angel rather than across --- to great effect -- good show Rita!)
Chris’ Mirabilia Christmas fairy
Char’s My Big Tow Lord’s Prayer
We’re a pretty talented bunch, huh? Well, they’re a pretty talented bunch… I brought nothing to show off.
Another tradition is the Creative Stitch Contest where Pals take an existing pattern and without changing the words/existing layout, embellish/creatively reinterpret the pattern. On Friday night entrants display (sans name of stitcher) their take on the year’s pattern, a LK freebie. This year’s entrants did a marvelous job, imho.
More soon. Don't forget, the blogiversary thingy is still open.
Happy Stitching everyone!!!!