Sunday, November 29, 2009

November meeting & holiday party

Thanks to everyone who came out for the November meeting! We saw some beautiful projects finished, and received kits for the exquisite ornament Gloria Moore so graciously designed for us. We may also now be over the 100 member mark!

December's meeting will be not quite a meeting, but more of a party. We will not be meeting at the church this month, instead Ava Terry has kindly invited us all to her beautiful home in Southlake. If you didn't get the email that Marie sent out please send me an email through the blog, and I will forward the directions to you.

Monday, August 31, 2009

September meeting

Tomorrow is the first Tuesday of the month - hope to see everyone at the meeting! Don't forget, we're meeting at a new location - Compass Church at 8888 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving, TX 75063. The building is more of an office park, not a traditional church. We met in a smaller room last month, but we will be meeting in the sanctuary (at least, I think it's the sanctuary - we peeked in a window, but I never actually went in the room. Hope to get some pictures tomorrow!) from now on. If you would like to arrive early to stitch, please contact Sylvia for instructions on how to get into the building.

We will be having the annual stash sale this month. Pull out your supplies that you just know you'll never get around to using, put a price sticker with your initials and a price on them and bring them to the sale - there are always wonderful treasures to be found! It's a great place to sell & buy stash, and it's a great fundraiser for our guild!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Reminder & new meeting location

Just a reminder, there is no meeting scheduled for July. Our new meeting location for August is at

Compass Christian Church
8888 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75063

From what I understand, we will have to use a different room for this meeting, and Guild President Sylvia Stecker has requested that you email her if you are planning to attend. I am not entirely comfortable giving out an email address on a blog, so if you do not have her address, email me through the blog and I will email you. Sorry, it's sort of convoluted, but I don't want her inbox suddenly overflowing with spam!

The August 4th program will be a presentation on the Tudor Rose emblem given by Kim Lewis.

Marie Zaczkowski will be sending out a newsletter in a few days with more information.

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th!

Monday, June 8, 2009

June meeting

We had a wonderful, productive meeting this past week. Highlights (at least, everything I was able to write down) were -
We are up to 97 members, and aiming for 100 by the guild's 10th anniversary in April.

Jane Timmers was in town and brought the pre-stitching kits for the workshop in September. Now for the time to actually do the pre-stitching...

We discussed the possibility of celebrating the 10th anniversary by having a tea at the Dallas Arboretum, and having a special piece by Amy Mitten for the occasion.

We will have a new meeting place for August - Compass Christian Church. I do not have an address at the moment, but will post one as soon as I do.

We had so many finished objects brought to the meeting that they filled 2 tables! I am trying to put some of the pictures I took here - I'm learning on the fly ;-)

The program for the June meeting was a wonderful talk by Anne Tuley on Mountmellick embroidery - just beautiful!

Here's a quick rundown on upcoming meetings -

July - no meeting
August - a talk on the Tudors
September - our annual sale
October - a lecture/slide show on Tennessee Samplers
November - work on the Christmas ornament, designed by Gloria Moore of Milady's Needle
December - Holiday party at Ava Terry's house

That's all for now - please forgive the odd placement of photos; I'll get better, I promise.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Test... Test... There will be a more formal update Wednesday, after the guild meeting...