Sunday, April 29, 2018

April Showers



Hello again, stitching friends!  The Tudor Rose Sampler Guild met again in April and were treated to a lovely presentation by Debbie G. on displaying your needlework.  She shared examples from all over and some great ideas for out of the ordinary displays.  We also had fun getting a peek into the homes of members and how they display their finished work.  

We also had our Spring exchange, but let's look at Show & Tell before I show you the amazing exchange pieces.  



Mendie C. – Basket of Flowers by Mary Kurlees – Brazilian Embroidery


Mendie C. – Kimekumi Ball - her own original design.  How unique is this?!





Judy M. – Halloween Patches by Susan Kerndt


And some closeups


And Judy brought her framed Ann Smith sampler back in to show us!  You may recall she brought the finished sampler in February.  


This is Ann Smith 1767, a reproduction sampler from Scarlet Letter.


Judy purchased the pattern while visiting the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England


Shelly M. – Sew Sisters by Plum Street Samplers – Finishing by Betty H. – Customization includes the needles in the basket.


Shelly stitched this for a fellow member, Lori J's birthday gift.


And speaking of Lori J., she had two finishes as well.  This is  Old Rose and Chamomile by Ewe & Eye & Friends.  I love how EE&F uses specialty stitches like the satin stitching in the grass to add texture and interest.  



And Lori J.'s second finish, Mansion House at Fox Hollow by With Thy Needle and Thread.  I love the muted colors on this one.



And remember Doris M. shared this piece back in February?  Now it's framed and looks fantastic.  This is Winter ABCs by Little House Needleworks.  Framing was done by the Stitch Niche.


Doris M. also finished Whoo’s There? by Satsuma Street.  Love how the colors pop on that fabric!



And Doris M. also finished Here A Peep, There A Peep by With Thy Needle and Thread


Michelle L. stitched this piece for the #EAPMacabre SAL on Instagram.  This is Quote the Raven from the booklet called Two Familiars by Cross-Eyed Cricket.  She mostly used the called for DMC on her own hand-dyed linen.


Michelle L. stitched this freebie from The Primitive Hare with her own overdyed conversion.  This is called Yule: The Winter Solstice.



Michelle L. also stitched another freebie from the Primitive Hare, again with her own overdyed conversion.  This is Spring Celebration: Ostara.


Cyndi S. – Wool Strawberry by Connie Liffin


And you may recall, last month Shari H. taught how to make these button lanyards?  Cyndi S.finished two Button Lanyards! 


And Mary B. has smoking needles!  She's been working on these 12 Days ornaments by Hands On Design.











Aren't they fantastic on that linen?

And now, as promised, here's a look at our exchange...

TRSG SPRING EXCHANGE

Similar to our patriotic exchange we did last year, members that wanted to participate in the Spring exchange stitched a small in the theme of Spring, and finish it however they chose.


Sarah W. – Spring Basket by JBW Designs


 Adam B. – He is Risen by Country Rustic Primitives


Betty H. – Token of Love by Pineberry Lane from the 2010 JCS Ornament Issue – Frame from Wal-Mart


Kim L. – A Tisket A Tasket by Needlework Press


Shelly M. – Scissor Fob using an element from Miss Lucy Calcutt Sampler 1825 by Just Stitching Along


I love the butterfly on the other side.


Doris M. – Bonus Bunny from Song of Spring by Lizzie Kate Designs


Codi M. – Two Tulips by Jeanette Douglas Designs – Frame from Hobby Lobby


And here are all of our exchange pieces together.  They are all fantastic and I'm sure each participant was thrilled with what they went home with.  Our next exchange will be our annual ornament exchange at our December holiday party.  


Looking forward to our next meeting!

March Comes In Like a Lion

Bringing you much belated news from our March guild meeting.  The guild program for the evening was a button lanyard taught by our Assistant Programs Chair, Shari H.

And here is a peek of what our May program is going to be...



Cyndi S. will be teaching how to stitch on silk gauze and using this darling peacock motif.  The cost for the program is $5 for the supplies. Look how tiny that is compared to the penny sitting on the table in front of it!

And now, on to show & tell.  We had some amazing things members brought to share.



This is Ruth Bunker (Antique Sampler from 1831) found by Judy M. while on an antique shopping trip in Florida.  The verse is from Revelations and stitched over one on 52/60 ct. linen.  Judy was able to get this little sampler for a very low price. 


Shelly M. – Ersilla’s Sampler bySamplers in My Attic.  
And below is the original Ersilla’s Sampler that Shelly was able to photograph.





Sarah W. – French Country Dog that Sarah has named Sugar – by JBW Designs.


Nancy K. – Be My Valentine by Sub Rosa.


Nancy K. – In Full Glory by Blackbird Designs.


Nancy K. (Nancy has been busy!) – Liberty House by Ewe & Eye & Friends.  So tiny!!


Debbie G. – Hornbook by Merry Wind Farm.  
This was the guild's 2017 SAL and the hornbooks were made by the husband of one of our members and then she painted and antiqued them. 


Mendie C. – Color and Stitch Brazilian Embroidery (her own design).  She first colored the fabric with crayons and then added Brazilian embroidery stitching over the top.


Mendie C. – Brazilian Embroidery Sewing Case by Deb Perriera


Heart detail of sewing case


Other details of sewing case.


Outside of sewing case.

And March goes out like a lamb...


Until next time, dear friends!