Saturday, March 14, 2015

The girls come to stitch!

On Friday morning I prepared the table for a visit from Barb & Heather who were coming over to stitch for the day. You see, Wendy has been away living the high life in Brisbane with lots of friends at Let's Get Stitched so we three left behind decided to have some sewing fun ourselves!

It's been ages since I brought out this treasured vintage table cloth...

...but I knew the girls would appreciate the beauty and fine stitching displayed across it.

In fact Heather kept putting her glasses on for closer inspection.
This exquisite cloth was a $3 purchase years ago from an op-shop. It was badly stained with large yellow areas but Blossom gave me some wonderful stuff to soak it in and the cloth returned to almost 100% white in the un-stitched linen areas.
Isn't it precious?

Well, we girls did exactly as I predicted in my post the other day - we laughed ourselves silly all day long...

...but we truly did achieve some stitching between coffee, biscuits, tea, lunch, and 'afters'.

Barb is stitching a whole pile of Sparrow blocks for Operation Sparrow (learn about that HERE)!

She started this one in gorgeous Cottage Garden "Tulip" thread...
...and only needed to add the wording by the end of the day.

Heather was also stitching with the pretty "Tulip" thread, and she too had an almost completed project by home time...

I was working on the final design for next week's Stitchery Club patterns, and this is as far as I got by mid-afternoon...

As always, stitching, laughing and sharing a meal with my friends is a true tonic for a joyful heart!

NEWS: Visit Heather's blog HERE because she has a giveaway!

Today I'm back to work on the "HOME" design. 
If only I could keep my eyes down and my mind on track, but I'm watching the Great British Sewing Bee while I stitch and my attention strays...oh, but the fun! I love that show!

Have a brilliant weekend!


  1. The table cloth is lovely and it looks like you had fun together. The stitching is beautiful.

  2. I like the way you set your table with a different plate for each person...I love that look.

  3. Thanks for the lovely day yesterday...truly a day of gentle domesticity.

  4. Magic day, spent with friends of like minds around a beautifully set table. gorgeous stitching ladies!

  5. Wonderful day it seems like... Love the table cloth I have a similar one.. Stitching looks perfect.. Happy weekend with love Janice

  6. love the table cloth & the vintage plates!
    glad you had a wonderful day

  7. What a lovely day. The tablecloth is gorgeous! Where-o-where can I get some of the lovely tulip embroidery thread that you showed? I'm having no luck with Google. Thanks for sharing your day with me.

  8. That cottage garden thread 'tulip' is very pretty. Think that might have to be my next purchase. The vintage cloth is gorgeous and the table setting for the girls so welcoming. So glad you had such a wonderful day.

  9. Liebe Jenny,
    ich muß einmal einen Kommentar auf Deutsch schreiben und ich hoffe, Du kannst ihn übersetzen.
    Das Tischtuch ist ja wunderschön und das Geschirr ist zauberhaft ! So richtig gemütlich ! Und dann noch der nette Besuch ! Wie gerne hätte ich bei Euch am Tisch gesessen und mit genäht ! Aber von Deutschland aus ist es leider zu weit. Und so schöne Sachen habt Ihr genäht und gestickt.
    Viele Grüße an alle
    Ich wünsche Euch ein schönes Wochenende
    Hier ist es kalt, die Sonne scheint heute nicht, es regnet.
    Liebe Grüße

  10. Such pretty projects. The Tulip floss looks fun to stitch with. Glad everyone had a fun time.

  11. alwayss a lovely visit continue to inspire us all and remind us what is important

  12. What a perfect day, I smiled just seeing the lovely set table and the happy friendly faces. A great reminder of what is truly important in life - friends, food and fun!

  13. First, your post makes me want to pull out my tablecloths and call friends over. And use my Rose tea set, will have to make plans to do so, when things calm down here.

  14. How lovely to use all your special things with the girls, Jenny. Doesn't the Sparrow look wonderful stitched in Tulip!

  15. Yes, it was a wonderful day.
    I am so lucky to have friends that create such a peaceful, fun, loving and caring environment for us all!!!!
    Barb :)

  16. Beautiful table cloth. What fun to have the girls over for a stitching day. Carol

  17. What a great day! Not only is the tablecloth beautiful, but I love your dishes, too. The thread your friends were using is wonderful. I'll have to see if I can find that somewhere. It just says, "Touch me, stitch with me, I'll make you happy!" =) No food pictures this time! Your newest design is coming along beautiful, and love it on that background. Very domestic looking. =)

  18. Oh what a lovely day you had - I love the girls' projects, they look wonderful in those threads!!!

  19. you silly billy, I was home!!!! I was only away the weekend before! I can imagine the laughter and I thought I heard it from my, how did you all manage to get so much stitched!? You lot are getting well versed in stitchy laughter! xoxoxo miss you all :o) xox

  20. Sounds like you had a lovely time stitching with friends😀 i love the tulip thread!

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  22. What a beautiful stitched table cloth. You definitely hit the jackpot with that purchase.

  23. How wonderfully civilised! You girls must have had a wonderfully productive day. Looooove the Tulip CG thread.


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