Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Jumping Into A New Year!

Wow, the first month of 2016, has already whizzed by.  I really wish time would slow down a little bit.  However, every time I look up, a week, then two, then three have gone by before I know it. 

Our January Tudor Rose Sampler Guild Meeting was our opportunity to renew our annual M.A.G.I.C. (My Annual Good Intentions Contract) and dive back into our project baskets or deep into cupboards, find those projects that we put down and have not made it back to, and truly commit to completing them.  We had another successful year with many participants finishing some of their lists and others completing all of their lists.  
Good job everybody!

We also had a beautiful display of show and tell projects.  Check them out below:
 
Lynn M. - Stitching Necessaire
Homespun Elegance
Finishing by Betty H.
This antique sampler was originally stitched on
Penelope Cloth with Wool Threads
Mary McRobert has been reproduced and 
stitched by Debbie H.  The pattern
will be published and sold by 
Woody Creek Designs (Debbie H.'s
new designing company.  Be on the look
out for new frames too).
Cyndi S. - Home of the Free
Erica Michaels Designs
Stitched on silk gauze.
Cyndi S. - The Alamo Sampler
The Posy Collection
Cyndi found this little pattern at
The Alamo's gift shop in San Antonio.
Cyndi S. - Grande Olde Flag Sampler
Chessie & Me
Cyndi S. - Knitted Juan Scarf from
The Marisol Collection (Jane Ellison) and
knitted wrist warmers.  Yarn: Lhasu Wilderness by
Bijou Spin (yak and bamboo).
Sherry S. - The Shepherd's Cottage
Elizabeth's Designs
Sherry S. - The Lady Bug Cottage
Elizabeth's Cottage
Linda C. - Strawberry Sampler Sewing Case
Merry Cox class taught in Austin, Texas in 1992.
Linda C. - Diminutive Sewing Roll
Catherine Theron Designs class
taught for Austin Stitchery Guild in October 2000.
Linda C. - Winter Strawberries
Catherine Theron Designs
2015 Tudor Rose Sampler Guild SAL
Robert H. - Excursion No. 1 - Scotland
Amy Mitten Designs - Around the 
World in 80 Days
Robert H. - Margaret Mason
The Scarlett Letter
 
Anne T. - Hare Pyns
Patrick's Woods
Codi M. - Rose and Crown Sampler
Chessie & Me
Spring 2014 Tudor Rose Sampler Guild Workshop
Codi M. - Rhapsody in Red II, III and IV
Sampler Cove Designs
 The tape measure, two thread cards, scissor fob, needle threader, pin keep and biscornu were finished by Artistic Needle.  The thimble holder, floss keeper, chatelaine, huswife, and needlebook were finished by Betty H.

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on” 
~ Albert Einstein ~





Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Christmas Creativity

The December meeting of Tudor Rose Sampler Guild was our chance to visit, eat and exchange ornaments.  It was a lovely affair.  

Check out our feast!
We had ornaments aplenty to exchange!  Aren't 
the creations of our members just delightful. 
Sharon D.
Judy M.
Debbie G.
Valerie R.
Cindy S.
Karen H.
Michelle L.
Betty H.
This ornament covered 
Christmas and New Years.  
What a treat!
Denise D.
Lynn M.
Codi M.
 
Debbie H.
Laurie B.
Patti M.
Lynn E.
Shelly M.
Mary W.
Sherry S.
Kim L.

Where has this year gone?  I would swear it has flown by, which, as we all know, the years will continue to fly by faster and faster.  We had a great year at TRSG, with two spring workshops with Ellen Chester of With My Needle and a fall workshop with Gloria Moore of Milady's Needle.  Members of our Guild also stitched Catherine Theron's Winter Strawberries Needle Roll 
as our annual stitch-a-long.  We 
have been quite busy this year. 

Our January meeting will feature our MAGIC presentations.  I wish I could say I was one of those who completed everything on their MAGIC list, but alas, life got in the way.  However, in my desire to try and finish one particular piece, Drawn Thread's Toccata No. 3, I finally dove into the world of drawn thread.  Man was I scared - now that all of the drawn thread borders are completed, I am no longer afraid of it.  Sometimes we just have to jump in feet first and see what we can accomplish.  
 
Here's wishing you all a wonderful 2016, and wishes of many stitches!

Another fresh new year is here…
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest…
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!

William Arthur Ward, 1921-1994

Another fresh new year is here…
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest…
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!
William Arthur Ward, 1921-1994
- See more at: http://www.verybestquotes.com/another-fresh-new-year-is-here-inspirational-poem/#sthash.4OtlQYVj.dpuf
Another fresh new year is here…
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest…
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!
William Arthur Ward, 1921-1994
- See more at: http://www.verybestquotes.com/another-fresh-new-year-is-here-inspirational-poem/#sthash.4OtlQYVj.dpuf
Another fresh new year is here…
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest…
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!
William Arthur Ward, 1921-1994
- See more at: http://www.verybestquotes.com/another-fresh-new-year-is-here-inspirational-poem/#sthash.4OtlQYVj.dpuf