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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Knowledge & Needles Open House 2011

This past Saturday was Ann's annual open house at Knowledge and Needles.  According to Ann, its the 11th open house... I think I've been to the last 9-10 years of these open houses.  Originally this annual event started out as a group of us from the Teresa Wentzler Bulletin Board having a get together.  Over the years its changed and grown to the Knowledge & Needles open house.  Once upon a time we numbered less than ten... this year throughout the day Ann had over 40 stitchers in attendance!  There's no admission fee, no pressure to shop (be we all seem to leave with little green bags), all you have to bring is: yourself, a potluck dish, something to stitch on, and some stitching to show off.

It was a fantastic and HOT day!  I think we all ate and talked more than we actually stitched.  As per my usual comment... I'll let the pictures do the talking!

Lots of amazing needlework on display!

 Kathy's Amazing Lighthouse Round Robin (I stitched the 2nd one on the left on the top)





 One of the creative Marie-Paule's Quilts, 1940's style

Marie-Paule's Christmas Quilt




Wonderful Stitchers!
Mollie is begging Julie for treats

Stitchers were everywhere, in the garage...

... in the kitchen...

... in the sun room...

... even outside enjoying the beautiful day!

This is Harry the first male stitcher we've ever had in attendance

Plenty of good eats!

Yes, I bought some stash too!

Some of the sights around Brighton

 

 An interesting mish-mash of items I found near the ice cream shop


 Whew!  What a day!  We were all pooped at the end!!!

28 comments:

RuthB said...

Can you feel the envy from there? What a marvelous day. Congrats on all the fun, all the friends, and all the stash. And a special yahoo for Harry too!

Jeanne said...

Lucky you! It looks like so much fun and I enjoyed seeing everyone's stitching. I have lighthouse patterns I planned on putting on one of those afghans many years ago...Stoney Creek...maybe they are the same ones I don't know. Another project that never got off the ground lol.

Karen said...

Kathy A. emailed me about the sale and I actually ordered that same Michael Powell kit from Ann earlier today. You have great taste!! :)

It looks like the house was stuffed to the brim with stitchers! I'm sure it was a great time!

Dee said...

Look at all those beautiful projects! Wow!

Teresa said...

What a fun day. Wish I was close to join in. ]
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Kate said...

How lovely to see so many stitchers gathered together - sounds like a wonderful day.
Love the little safe at the roadside!

Lesleyanne said...

Looks like you all had a great day. Some gorgeous stitching on display. Great photos, thank you for sharing.

Mouse said...

ohhhh you look like you had a fab time *sniff and I couldn't be there and join in the fun ..lol ... love the pooped pooch pose .lol :) love mouse xxx

mdgtjulie said...

Looks like a great day Dani. You recently posted to my blog about wanting me to put pics in my blog instead of links. But I can't figure out how to move the pics. Can you give me a step by step on how you did this blog entry? Because if I upload the photos first, I end up not being able to put the words around them. And if I upload them last, I don't get to put them where I want them. They refuse to move except to go left, right, and center. I'd be ever so grateful if you would shoot me an email with detailed instructions. TIA if you can!!!

ollie1976 said...

Looks like an awesome time!
-Jen

Bonnie Brown said...

Great pics
It was great seeing you again!

Carol said...

Wow! That's a lot of stitchers and how wonderful to be treated to seeing all their inspirational stitching in one place! Glad you had such a fun day, Dani :)

Sally said...

Wow what a fantastic of array of stitching and quilting. Sounds like a great time was had by all:)

Lynn said...

Wow, Ann will soon have to rent a party tent to house stitchers if things keep going like this! It looks like every available corner was full of stitchers. I loved seeing the pictures of everyone's stitching and wish I could have seen them in person.
I'm glad you had such an awesome time and I'm hoping to see you the Labour Day weekend.

Bette said...

There's some GORGEOUS stitching there. What a wonderful day you had. So wish I could do something like that.

Ginny said...

Thanks for sharing your awesome Open House photos. Looks like a wonderful time was had by all. The stitched pieces are beautiful and just love the lighthouse piece. I remember seeing it on Kathy's blog as it was being stitched. Turned out beautifully.

Barb said...

Nice projects. I love the Lighthouse one. Great photos.

Edgar said...

What a super day!! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Had a great time on Saturday
Have finished your quilt squares and will bring them to Kathy's.
Clare

Melanie said...

Oh goodness! What GREAT projects!

Gillie said...

Just like Ruth, I am green with envy, what a lovely and some gorgeous stitching. Well done to Harry for not being fazed by you all! Thanks for your good wishes on my blog!

Elaine said...

Looks like the perfect day out Dani. Such beautiful stitches and quilting. Thanks for sharing.

Bekca said...

I would love to go to an event like this, it looks like you had a wonderful time and what gorgeous stitching from everyone. Best wishes to you.

Wendy said...

Great pictures, Dani! It was great to see them all, I think there was some stitching that I missed seeing.

Beatrice said...

We had such a lovely time...Terrific photo's,
See you again soon at Kathy's,

Kathy A. said...

What a wonderful wrap up of Ann's weekend Dani. Your photos are lovely.
Look forward to seeing you soon.

Suzanne said...

How great to be able to show off your stitching and share it with friends!

Aussie Stitcher said...

I am green with envy, looks like a fabulous time was had by all. Love how everyone spreads around in the different locations. Woo Hoo for Harry being the first male stitcher.