Saturday, September 5, 2009

halloween bracelet photos.

halloween bracelet finished!

I finished my Halloween Bracelet, thanks Margaret! I still think square stitch is tedious...but I really enjoyed making it.
I added an extra candy corn in the middle to make it more symmetrical and a little longer. I made a buttonhole in square stich and a toggle in even peyote for the closure.
Here are some photos! (Hopefully......)

Friday, September 4, 2009

August Meeting ~ Halloween Beading Bracelet

A big thank you goes out to Margaret for such a wonderful Beading class. The project was a fun and funky Halloween bracelet that everyone just loved! Here's a few pics from our class.

Pleasants beading journey begins

Geri's work area ~ all her tools in one place

Margaret teaching Mary and Geri the in's and out's of Beading

Margaret helping Pleasants at the tricky parts

There you go Pleasants! You got it!

Monday, August 17, 2009

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Make it. Bake it. Grow it. Sew it.

Make It. Bake It. Grow It. Sew it.
When: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 6-10:00 P.M

It is not too early to be thinking about and preparing your entries for the October Auction.
We are asking for NEW CREATIONS from your hand needlework, your sewing machine, quilting art, knitting, beading, painting or other craft items, your culinary creations, and your garden growing.

Our first donations have already arrived!!

Needlework Suggestions:
Doilies, holiday ornaments, hair ornaments, sun catchers, jewelry, hankies, cushions, scissors cases, punchneedle pictures, pincushions, tea cozies, knitted scarves, mittens, socks, felted knitting items.

Machine/Quilted Suggestions: Baby quilts, aprons, pillowcases, bed jackets, placemats/napkins, tree skirts, table runners, potholders, sachets, lingerie bags, totes, purses, bags.

Plants Suggestions: Herbs, vegetables, cacti, flowers, vines, green leafy plants.

Culinary Suggestions: Pies, cakes, cookies, muffins, scones, brownies, sauces, jams, preserves.

Check out your stash and find some unfinished item you think others would like to buy at the auction and then FINISH IT! Also, put on your creative thinking caps and come up with some unusual items to appeal to a diverse audience.


There will be refreshments as we know this group enjoys the fellowship of eating and drinking. And we know that our members know how to make tasty temptations. So, get to work stitching, growing, and cooking for a fabulous auction.

Our auctioneer, Peter Gardner, will be doing a repeat performance (he was very entertaining at our last auction). WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A TERRIFIC TIME!

Toy Chest Etui by Betsy Morgan

An invitation to a Workshop:
Toy Chest Etui
by Betsy Morgan

Date: 29th and 30th August
Kit and Teaching Fee: $235
Deadline: 1st July

For more information or if you have any questions please contact Colleen at

July Monthly Meeting ~ Punchneedle

Let's try punchneedle embroidery!
With Patty Smith Gardner
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 ~ 7 PM ~ St. Lukes

We will make a small topiary ornament in this class. This ornament is simple and easy to do. You will need to know the “basics” of how to thread and use a punchneedle. If anyone wants to learn the basics, I will be available 45 minutes before the meeting for a quick lesson or refresher. You will need the Cameo Ultra punch needle with the Small and Medium Tips and a 7” locking lip hoop for this piece. I will bring along punchneedle sets and hoops for anyone to borrow for this class, and if you want to purchase one at the end of the program you can do so (*details below) or just return them to me after class. No obligation, this is just for you to give it a try!

The kit will contain the fabric pre-printed with the design, all the needed threads to make the ornament, the cardboard oval and padding for backing, and felt for finishing. Kit cost: $10. (no coupon; just bring along cash or check to meeting)

Bring: embroidery scissors, Fabric scissors, Cameo punchneedle set, 7” locking lip hoop, and usual lighting and magnification if you need it.

If you wish to make this a Christmas Topiary Ornament, as shown below, you will need to bring:
• a skein of #5 pearl cotton in red for the berries
• gold thread for the pot- DMC light gold 3 strand floss, on a spool as pictured below; it is
available at JoAnn fabrics or Michaels.
• any thin red ribbon you wish for trimming the tree. I used River Silk ribbon pictured below–
4mm wide, color 236, available at Fireside.

*After class, Punchneedle sets and hoops available for $25.(needle set) or $7. (hoop)