Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Twilling Class

I would like you to meet some of the most important people in my life - Darlene, Brenda, Vickie, Darlene, Cheryl, Brenda and Donna. These sweet ladies are all members of my club Stitchin Friends.  We were not all there Saturday and those who could not make it were greatly missed, but we had a fun time learning to twill".

 Cyndi, over at Bee Tree Designs, got me hooked on twilling, and now I have hooked my friends. 

They are all excited about doing one of Cyndi's table runner designs or some other patterns I provided from the internet but to get started I took them back to their childhood and we played with lace-cards.  Remember those?

I made some  punch cards on cardboard from a gift box and we practiced the stitch on that until we had it just right.  Its so much easier to see it when you do the stitch in "giant" thread.  From there we moved on to a little blue bird practice piece that I did not get a picture of for some reason, and by next month I expect they will all have their table runners or blocks well in process.

Cyndi was sweet to send us a pattern as a door prize and here is Donna, who was so excited to receive it.  That is Darlene peeking over her shoulder in the background. 

And talk about sweet people, I was honored to win a give-a-way from Cheryl over a Willowberry Designs .  The package arrived yesterday and what a great coming-home-from-a-long-day-at-work surprise.  Doesn't my thimble look cozy in its new thimble keeper?

Thank you Cheryl, I just love the fabric, scissor fob, buttons and the thimble keeper.
And I close with a picture of my newest flower bed endeavor.  My father would be so pleased at my gardening attempts and that my flowers are actually still alive.  I was never much good  at growing things, other than weeds, but so far so good. (knock, knock, knock on wood)  I think my Daddy must be watching over them for me.
Have a good day everyone, and thanks for stopping by,


Jackie said...

I don't know anything about twilling and would love to see more! It sounds like you had a wonderful day with your stitching sisters.

Ellen J said...

You're such a great teacher!! Those ladies are lucky to have you and your patience. :) I love you!!!

Thimbleanna said...

It looks like you have a fun group of friends. (I think you should require new members to be named Darlene or Brenda LOL!)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Last year a friend taught me the twilling stitch. Then I saw the most gorgeous quilt where the center block used that stitch - just wonderful. It made a stunning piece of handwork really stand out. blessings, marlene

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Looks like fun was had by all!! Can't wait to see some pictures of finished projects!!

Linda said...

How fun to share twilling together. Looks like it was an enjoyable effort for everyone. Congrats on winning Cheryl's giveaway. She's a dear person, isn't she? So glad YOU won.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

How fun, stitchin' friends! I bet you all have a great time and do some really cool stuff!!

Great flower bed you have there. I like the raised bed look!

Rose Marie said...

Thank you for the link .... twilling is something that I must try!

Carrie P. said...

Twilling looks fun. One day I am going to give it a try.
I be it was fun getting together and learning a new technique.