Yesterday my Finnish stitching group had another meeting. This time it took place at Outi's home, which is about a two-hour-drive away from Helsinki. I was very lucky to catch a ride from my stitching friend Virpi who attended the same meeting. We had a lot of fun in the car, especially on the way back, since we rolled on our very last drops of gasoline to the next gas station. I was so worried that we get stuck on the highway.
I made some great progress on my Jane Austen sampler by "The Sampler Girl" and I got lots of compliments for it.
The only picture I have to show is from the early morning, when people where still gathering together. When the actually stitching madness started I completely forgot to take more pictures.
Outi's home is beautifully decorated with all her handmade items, including a lot of stitched pictures and goodies. All together there were about 14 stitchers with some leaving early and some more coming later that day.
For this meeting we decided to have an Autumn themed exchange. As usual I forgot to take a picture of the package that I set together. And the recipient was the first one to leave. All I can say is that Sari really liked it and maybe you can see a picture of the whole set on her blog soon.
The set that I received was made by Kirsi. Isn't the wreath beautiful?
Here are some close ups.
Kirsi told me that she found the antique tread bobbin from the flea market. I think it is a perfect door wreath for any stitcher.