Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Lovely Fall Colors and Cooler Days

Its starting to look and feel like Fall!  The weather has been absolutely beautiful.  With the lovely change in temperatures comes the return of students to school and the ramp up in busy schedules.  I hope you all are 
finding some time to stitch.

Members have been very busy over the past two months and you will see that by all of the lovely show and tell displayed below.  

In August, we welcomed Sandra Ball back to the TRSG to share her studies on the Salem Witch Trials.  Sandra has a special family connection to this subject as one of her ancestors was caught up in the craziness.  Sandra, thank you very much for such a informative presentation.  While most of us have touched on this subject during our high school education, the information Ms. Ball shared with us is not in your normal course 
curriculum on this subject.

August Show and Tell

Codi M. - Thistlewood
It's Finally Finished
Finishing by Betty H.
Pat M. - A Christmas Doll Pincushion
Giulia Punti Antichi 
Finishing by Betty H.
Betty H. - Alphabet
With My Needle
Loretta S. - Mini Christmas Tree
Mary Waldsmith
Loretta participated in Mary's pilot class 
and assisted her at the SCR Seminar Class.
Stephanie H. - Holiday Hang Ups
Bent Creek Designs
Stephanie H. - Chipmunk
Mill Hill Designs
Stephanie H. - Scary One
Plum Street Samplers
Stephanie modified this 
design for a smaller design.
Stephanie H. - She Sells Seashells
Heinzit Designs
Lynette C. - Quaker Blackbird
Little by Little
This piece was started by Kathy Morrissey 
of the Stitch Niche and Lynette got it 
after her passing and has now 
finished it.  It will always remind her of Kathy.
Lynette C. - Sashiko
Holly L. - Quaker Sampler II
With My Needle
Lynette C. - Bluebonnet Beaded Pen
EGA Regional Seminar - Dallas
Debbie H. - 2015 TRSG Christmas Ornament
Debbie G. and Cyndi S.
Kim L. - Sarah Lowell
La-D-Da Designs
Stitched over one as a gift 
for Debbie H.'s birthday.
Kim L. - Wed to Thee
La-D-Da Designs
Shelly M. - Seven Sheep Sampler
The Scarlett House
Framing by Attic Needlework & Collectibles
Mary W. - First Snow
The Drawn Thread
This is a free chart from The Drawn Thread.
Finishing by Betty H. with beads 
wrapped in the cording.
Kim L. - Quilt and Sampler Needlecases
Kim has begun to sell these lovely needlecases 
and they were recently featured in the Keepsake 
Quilting and Keepsake Needlearts catalogs.
Karen H. - Tudor Rose Box
Chessie & Me
Doris J. M. - Land of Liberty
With Thy Needle & Thread
Doris J. M. - Girls Night Out
Just Another Button Co.
Doris J. M. - All Is Well
Shepherd's Bush
Debbie H. brought this gem 
to share it with TRSG. 
Antique Sarah Oddy 1793
Barbie D. - Smocked Dress
This is a combination of two patterns and two designers.  The body is Chery Williams – “Bishops and Bonnets”.  Barbie adapted it to a bubble using “Royal Babe” by Terry Jane.  The smocking design plate is a variation on 
Michelle by Little Stitches. 
Barbie D. - Patriotic Romper
This patriotic romper is based on a dress by Barbara Griffin Forman in a Sew Beautiful magazine dated Summer 1988.  Barbie used a vintage McCall’s romper pattern to create it – 6944, but adapted the bodice and 
neckline for a quilted treatment.

In September, Debbie G. of Tudor Rose Sampler Guild shared a lovely slide show on Mourning Samplers.  These samplers were created as a memorial to lost love ones.  Thank you Debbie for your hard work researching and preparing this discussion for the Guild. 

September Show and Tell

Cyndi S. - White Rose
Mystic Stitch
Stitched on 40 Ct. Silk Gauze.
Sue S. - Joyous Christmas Ornament
Merry Cox
Sue has stitched nine of 
these for her grandchildren.
Sue S. - The Red Cottage
Plum Street Samplers
Lynn E. - Uncle Sam Thimble Standup
Melissa Shirley
26 Ct. Needlepoing Canvas
Lynn E. - Turtle Needlebook
Old Colonial Design
Lynn E. - Pumpkin Sampler
Threads Through Time
Stitched on 40 Ct. Silk Gauze.
Deanne S. - Acorns
Prairie Schooler #65
Deanne stitched these acorns as a wedding 
gift for her sister as a different, 
non-traditional sampler.
Shelly M. - Scary One
Plum Street Samplers
Finishing by Betty H.
Shelly M. - Flagmaker
Not Forgotten Farm
Finishing by Betty H.
Shelly M. - Madonna and Child
GiGi R Designs
 Doris J. M. - This Land
Teresa Kogut
Doris J. M. - Spooked Mystery Sampler
Lizzie Kate Designs
Lynn M. - The Winter is Past
Blackbird Designs
Lynn M. - Adam & Eve On The Farm
Stacy Nash Primitives
Lynn M. - Early Spring Lambs
Catherine Theron Designs
Sherri Hagar - Radishes
Jennifer Riffenberger
The leaves are stumpwork.
Pat M. - Easter Bunny
Mary B. - Hexagon Sewing Case
This was a birthday gift for Michelle L.
made with her favorite fabric, Tula Pink Fabric.
Sylvia S. - Project Roll
This was a birthday gift for Michelle L. 
made with Ghastlies fabric.
Sylvia S. - Rampant Cats Sampler
Barbara Ana Designs
This was also a birthday gift for Michelle L.
which features two little black cats. 
It is stitched on 40 Ct. Cedar Plank linen.
Robert H. - 1816 Vierlande Sampler
Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly 
Spring and Fall 2015
Stitched on 52/60 Ct. Linen with Tudor Silks.
This sampler commemorates 
his wedding anniversary. 

As members of the Tudor Rose Sampler Guild are aware, Kathy Morrissey, the owner of Stitch Niche and a member of TRSG, passed away last fall.  For many months, wonderful volunteers (who are also TRSG members) assisted the family in keeping The Stitch Niche open.  Throughout this time, Kathy's family searched for someone to purchase the shop so it would not be closed.  Thankfully, the shop was purchased and is now open on a regular basis.  If you would like to contact the shop, its telephone number is: (817) 277-4281.  You can also find additional information on Facebook.  TRSG would like to wish them great success.  

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. Albert Camus
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Autumn is a second spring 
when every leaf is a flower.

~Albert Camus~