Saturday, November 27, 2010

Joy Joy Joy Joy

 I made this cute little joy banner yesterday morning before company arrived back at my house and before the kids got out of bed. I thought it might be a fun project to work on as a group that day. Everyone was game to give it a try.
 Surprisingly my mom started one too!! She is also taking a photo with her camera, but imagine one more lady in the chair. The youngest is my niece on the right who is 17 and my mom the eldest at 75. So this wonderful project by Kathy Schmitz really spanned all ages!!
 By the time we got to the section of buttonhole stitching the letters to the background my niece wanted to be done. I did hers on the machine. We didn't have all the supplies so we improvised and I think they turned out just as good.
 Paige is my son's college age girlfriend. She was determined to do all of hers by hand. I was impressed that she was stitching the buttonhole while playing a game!!
 6 hours later, with learning to do the stem stitch, back stitch, french knots and buttonhole stitch here she is with her finished project!!
 My sister made two of them, one for my niece (her daughter) who couldn't join us for Thanksgiving.
And here is the second one I made with the group. I gave this to my daughter when she arrived yesterday.
I'll work on my mom's today. She got all the letters stitched so it should take too long to finish it up for her.

Thanks for the wonderful project Kathy! This will be a memorable time for all of us.

33 comments:

  1. Busy and productive day. Very cute project filled with memories.

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  2. What a lovely way to spend time with friends and family. Seems like conversation and sharing flow so much easier when our hands are occupied.

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  3. What a fun way to spend the afternoon with friends and family. My daughter and I have been sewing together the last few days as well.

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  4. I'm going to remember this when my sisters and I are all together. It's a wonderful idea, and they all turned out so cute.

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  5. That's a really cute idea and they all turned out so well!!!

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  6. I printed out that project for an "airplane" ride...now I want to work on it tonight!

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  7. I printed that pattern and now I know I have to get busy working on it. So cute. Looks like you girls had a great day!

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  8. That is a wonderful project to do with a group.
    I haven't had time to make any of the projects yet, hoping next week, I can do some creating and decorating.

    Debbie

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  9. How fun, and everybody stuck with it. Cute project. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. What a special project. Very loving and memorable.

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  11. Wow! I'm so tickled to see so many Joy banners being stitched! Thank you so much for sharing your fun day.
    Kathy Schmitz

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  12. This is one I want to make too! Fun project.

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  13. Fun, fun, fun! You all look like you had a great time together. I could never get my mom or sister to do any hand stitchery, I'm sure!

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  14. What a fun thing to do together! They all turned out so pretty.

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  15. Great Christmas banners...what a lovely way to share the day!

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  16. What a fun family project! They turned out great! Love them!

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  17. What a great idea to do this as a group. That is a really sweet banner :)
    A good reminder for all of us to be joyful this time of year.

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  18. What a fun and memorable project. Everybody's banner turned out so well!

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  19. Ah ... such J O Y! :)

    I know Christmas is on the way fast and furious when I see so many ornaments / crafts being done by fellow bloggers!

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  20. The Joy banners are just adorable. What a great way to spend a day.
    AND...I got my patterns in the mail yesterday. Thank you thank you again. I am going to use them as a BOM for next year.

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  21. It looks like a fun time was had by all. It's a very nice little banner and they all look great.

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  22. Looks like so much fun!
    Looks like you girls had a great time making them too.
    It would be fun to make these for different holidays -

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  23. Great little project that you can all get involved in- I have made one similar this week but it has NOEL on.

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  24. What a fun afternoon Lori! And what a cute project. I haven't seen this yet. I'll have to go looking.

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  25. Good that you could get them all to participate in the project. A fun way to spend an afternoon and a quick & easy project.

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  26. Wish I could get my girls to work on things like this with me...what fun! They turned out great!

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  27. What fun for all to join in. I do love projects where all can participate - they create special memories for everyone *s*

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  28. Looks like you ladies had lots of fun and made some great memories! The banners turned out so cute =)

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  29. Wonderful family time, and as so many have mentioned, the memories are special with times like this.
    Your son's girlfriend looks like a crafter with a future! Playing a game while learning new skills is not simple. She was focused!

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  30. I have been gone for several days. Love your soot and ashes. I am inspired. Great family and projects.

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  31. What a fun little project for everyone to enjoy. I think sewing brings together women of all ages. You'll have some nice memories from that day.

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  32. I just love this! My middle name is Joy and I'm always looking for fun decorations or projects that incorporate it. This will go on my list. Thanks for sharing your day. Looks like you all had a great time.

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