Friday, December 14, 2018

Holiday Gathering


The guild gathered together early in the month for our annual holiday party.  We enjoy a potluck dinner and an ornament exchange.  

You may recall back in June we started working on a band sampler as a guild in order to create a unique gift for the Presbytery.  Debbie put all of the finished bands together and attached them to the wooden cross.  The finished piece is absolutely amazing and I'm sure the Presbytery was very appreciative of our gift.  


Debbie included a note on the back with the information on the piece and that it was presented by the Tudor Rose Sampler Guild to the Presbytery. 


We had a fantastic array of food, as usual.  



It's always exciting to see all the ornaments wrapped and ready for our exchange too!


Here is a look at all the ornaments our members made for the exchange.  One of my favorite parts of the party!


And here's a closer look at each one.  


Sherry S. – Cottage Garden Samplings – Peace on Earth (modified)


Denise D. – Just Nan


Robert H. – Plum Street Samplers – Merry Ewe


Lori J. – Blackbird Designs – Quaker Medallion Strawberry


Pat M. – Just Nan – Gingerbread Santa Mouse


Shelly M. - Summer House Stitche Workes – The Gift Keeps Giving Needlekeep


Codi M. – Blackbird Designs – Blackbird’s Winter Delivery


Betty H. – Antique Cross-Stitched Deer


Valerie R. – Prairie Schooler – Christmas Tree


Maria K. – Lizzie Kate


Cindy S. – Bent Creek Designs – Roly-Poly Snowman (2002 Just Cross-Stitch Issue)


Karen H. – Beaded Santa Needle Holder


Kim H. – Barbara Ana – Thru the Woods


Sherri H. – Barbara Ana – Thru the Woods


Nancy K. – Bright Needle


Sharon D. – Lizzie Kate – Noel


Lynette C. – Prairie Schooler

Here's wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a happy 2019.  We won't meet in January since our regular meeting day falls on the first, so our next meeting will be February.  See you then!


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thankful November


November's program was the finishing of our holiday ornament we started at the last meeting.  The chart for the ornament was graciously provided by Sandra Sullivan of Homespun Elegance.  


Some fun things were shared at tonight's show & tell...


Elaine D. - Stockings by Abby Rose Designs


Elaine D. - Reindeer & Sleigh by Stitchers Anon

Lynette C. finished her Make-Do Pincushion from our workshop in October with Beth Seal of Summer House Stitche Workes! 


Lynette C. - Cock-a-doodle-do and Pinewood Farm from the Farmhouse Christmas series by Little House Needleworks


Sherri H. also finished her Make-Do Pinkeep from the workshop with Beth!


Sherri H. also finished the Heart Needlebook, Pinkeep, and Floss Tag from day 2 of our workshop with Beth! 


Open


Back


Needle book, pinkeep, and floss tag


Sherry S. - Autumn by Shepherd's Bush


Sherry S. - Bag with initial


Closeup


Robert H. - HallowEden by Plum Street Samplers


Robert H. - Flamestitch Sampler by The Essamplaire


Closeup



Robert H. - 1717 Friesland Sampler by Queenstown Sampler Designs


Closeup


Shelly M. - Ode to the Ort Basket by With Thy Needle & Thread.  Shelly changed the bird from blue to red.  



And that's it for November!   Next month's meeting will be our holiday party and ornament exchange.



Friday, October 12, 2018

Summer House Stitche Workes Workshop





In October, the guild hosted Beth Seal from Summer House Stitche Workes for a workshop.  She taught her Grandma's Heart Needle book (top photo) and Harriet's Make-Do Pynkeep (second photo).  



Workshop attendees had pre-stitching to do ahead of class so that the finishing could be taught.  Everyone was able to completely finish their pynkeeps!  Aren't they darling?  









Beth brought a trunk show with her as well.  So fun to see some of her models and get to shop!



Thanks to Beth for a wonderful workshop and for designing such beautiful pieces!  Our next workshop will be in the spring with Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery.  Stay tuned for more details!