Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Fabulous Finish. . .

What a fine finish to a fabulous year! The 2010 Tudor Rose Sampler Guild Christmas Party was tremendous fun and such a success!
There was so much AMAZING food! And Gloria M.'s home was beautifully decorated for the season with not 1, but 2 trees. One completely decorated in Milady's Needle ornaments and the other decorated in ornaments received at past TRSG Christmas exchanges. Her entire house was filled with fabulous stitched pieces. Kim L. was the consummate party hostess leading us bravely through the annual ornament exchange. Just look at the array of beautiful ornaments our ladies shared this year:
It's been a fabulous year for Tudor Rose. . .We have much to show for 2010; just look back through the blog posts if you don't believe me. . .

Please join us in 2011 for another wonderful year with the most prolific, and most accomplished stitchers anywhere.


Ann Trump 1797 Ackworth Sampler Raffle

In 2008, several members joined together to stitch the reproduction of the Ann Trump 1797 Ackworth Sampler, for which raffle tickets are now being sold ($5 each) through February. There will be a drawing for a winner at the March guild meeting. The proceeds of the raffle will be donated to sampler conservation and restoration at The Ackworth School, a Quaker school in England. About 2 years ago, Jacqueline Holdsworth of Needleprint donated the final 10 copies of the reproduction sampler for this very purpose.

The winner of the raffle will receive the stitched, framed piece seen here; the highest ticket seller will receive a $25 gift certificate; the seller of the winning raffle ticket will receive a year's free guild membership. ALL TRSG members are encouraged to participate in selling tickets. Additionally, the 10 Ann Trump Sampler charts will be used as incentives for sellers.
Anyone interested in purchasing a ticket(s) may contact me at the address listed at the top of the blog and I will happily supply you with as many tickets as you would like or provide contact information for the raffle coordinator. Best of luck to ALL. . .

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I'm thankful for. . .TRSG

Workshop chair Dee B. reported that the preliminary deposit for the Stacy Nash workshop is $75 and the deadline for sign up is January 4th. The kit design will be a pinkeep drum and sewing roll especially prepared for our guild, with some required pre-stitching. In addition, Stacy will demonstrate finishing techniques and fabric aging. The dates again are March 12 & 13 and the location is the Keller Police Station. In September, Sherri Jones, of Patrick's Woods will present a workshop for us, the cost of which will be $110 and will require no pre-stitching. Please forward any ideas for programs in 2012 to Stephanie H.; keep in mind that Theresa, of Shakespeare’s Peddler, is available for teaching.

The MAGIC program reveal is scheduled for the first meeting of the New Year in January 2011. Dee B. has the list, so please contact her if you need a reminder of what you committed to stitch.

If anyone has any interest in attending a TRSG retreat, please contact Kim L. There is a fall retreat tentatively scheduled for the weekend of October 14-16, 2011.

The TRSG 2011 slate of officers was elected unanimously:
President – Jennifer M.
Workshop Assistant – Mary D. (works with Dee B.)
Program Assistant – Kim L. (works with Stephanie H.)
Secretary – Jean N.
Treasurer/Membership – Susan K.

Kim L. revealed the delightful Tudor Rose 2010 Christmas Ornament she designed for the guild, entitled "Christmas Every Day."
The last meeting/program of the year is December 7th, and will be the Ornament Exchange and Christmas Party. Please plan to attend with or without an ornament.

Show 'n Tell:
Mendie C. - Brazilian Embroidery Bellpull - Mary Chrichton & Gayle Ratigan:
Jennifer G. - Jingle All the Way Pinkeep Drum - Stacy Nash:
Michelle L. - Wicked Necklace - Primitive Needle:
Gloria M. - French Country Pumpkin Pendant - JBW:Sherry S. - Elizabeth's Stocking - Shepherd's Bush:
Sylvia S. - Halloween Costume Scissor Fob - Birds of a Feather:
Deanne S - Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History & We’re Not Gossiping Giggle Boxers - Lizzie Kate
Quaker Acorn freebie - Workbasket:
Ava T. - Splendor - Blackbird Designs:
Marie Z. - Peacock Sampler Bag- Stacy Nash:

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Programs for the remainder of 2010 are:
October - Stitch-In
November - Christmas Ornament kit (designed by Kim Lewis)
December - Ornament Exchange and Christmas Party

Stephanie H., the new program chair, asked that members forward any ideas or requests for programs in 2011 to her. Email me at the blog address if you need her contact information.

Michelle L. reported that there is no kit price yet for the Stacy Nash workshop, March 12/13, 2011, but the design will be similar to her Boxwood & Berries project.

Barbie D. asked if, in the interest of facilitating blog updates, members would please submit a card or note each month, supplying information on their stitched projects for Show & Tell.

Guild officer elections will be held at the November meeting - the following offices need to be filled:
President (we have a volunteer)
New Program Assistant (plans ahead for 2012)
Workshop Assistant (becomes Workshop Chair in 2012) (we have a volunteer)

Enjoy what our members have been stitching:
Kathy B. - Remember Me - Elegant Stitch & Little House Needleworks
Ackworth Variations, Pt. 1, Needle Pocket & Thimble Shoe - Needlemade Designs:
Mary D. - Here Comes Santa - Prairie Schooler, Limited Edition:
Sharon D. - Sonoran Beaded Necklace Kits -
Blue Lariat - Deanna Powell
Pearl Essence -
Deanna Powell
Lavender & Lace - Deanna Powell:
Karen H. - Merry Christmas (Joyeux Noel) - Blackbird Designs:
Kim L. - Jenny Bean Halloween Sampler (framed)- Shakespeare's Peddler:
Vicki N. - Thomas- Notforgotten Farm
Sampler Noel- Fancy Work - JCS 2006 Christmas Ornament Issue
TRSG nametag :
Sue S. - 1794 I.C. Rubbens Sampler (Reproduction)- Essamplaire
Hidden Magnolia Sampler- Catherine Theron:

Cyndi S. - Harriet Sibson 1850 - Marking Sampler:
Deanne S. - Acorns - Prairie Schooler:

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Tuesday night, September 7, was my husband's birthday AND our annual stash sale! Guess which event was more exciting for me??? Everyone brings the most fantastic things to share, at the most fantastic prices. . . and each of us shamefully INCREASES, rather than DECREASES our STABLE (Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy). . .it's sad and happy all at the same time!
This year two of our members, Betty H. and Debbie M., set up a table display of all the wonderful handmade items they make and sell at shows and through individual sales. . .

I'm sorry to say that unfortunately, the Jackie du Plessis workshop on the 18th & 19th of September has been canceled. But there are exciting times ahead for TRSG workshops. . .
Stacy Nash, of Stacy Nash Primitives, has been booked for a workshop March 12 & 13, 2011, and will share a custom design for our guild. Sign ups will begin at the October meeting. . .and Sherri Jones, of Patrick's Woods, is scheduled to come September 18, 2011, to teach Ring of Roses. Sign up is available now.
This year's guild Christmas party will be hosted by Kim L. at the home of Gloria M. on the 1st Tuesday of December, at the regular guild meeting time. We hope everyone will choose to participate in the ornament exchange, but invite your attendance at the party with or without an ornament. There will be a sign up for food just like last year.

Once again - our members have been prolific stitchers:
Mary D. - Mary Wigham SAL - Antique Reproduction Sampler from Needleprint:
Lynn E. - Trio of Hearts - Margaret Bendig:

Debbie G. - Enchanted Cottage - unknown designer
Alphabet Heart - BH&G Christmas 2005
Redwork Design on monza cloth - Debbie Gailes

Alphabet - unknown designer:
Variegated Small - unknown designer:
Stephanie H. - Mermaid Needlepoint Scissor Case - Brenda Stofft
The Curse of the Raven - Carriage House Samplings
Mermaids - Country Cottage Needlework:

Michelle L. - Where My Heart Blooms - Blackbird Designs:
Pat M. - Live, Laugh, Love - La D Da:
Lynn M. - Garden Gem Pin Box - Blackbird Designs
Strawberry Garden - Blackbird Designs
Quaker Diamonds - Rosewood Manor:
Jean N. - Danish Cone Ornament - Korssting Til Jul - Ingrid Plum
Poinsettia Ornament - Cross Stitch and Country Crafts - March/April 1994:
Vicki N. - Traveling Stitcher - Little House Needleworks:

Friday, September 17, 2010

Still Catchin' Up. . .

That's right. I'm still catchin' up, but I'm almost there. . .

At the June meeting, the Tudor Rose scissors arrived for all who placed an order and there was one TRSG 10th Anniversary Tin kit left for a fortunate person to order. . .

Michelle L. reported that there was one Amy Mitten kit that wasn't purchased at the workshop and would be offered to members for only $240. She reminded everyone of the upcoming Jackie DuPlessis workshops - 9/18 is "Carried Away" stitched on 34 ct. fabric wit some over 1 stitches, and 9/19 is "Lady Jane's Garden" stitched on 32 ct. fabric with no over 1 stitches. Sign up at the June meeting; the kit fee requires a deposit of $175; the deadline is July 1.

Anyone who has ideas for workshops or has a specific request for a designer to come and present a workshop should contact Dee B.

Jennifer M. has agreed to be the new guild newsletter point person.

Carol E. address programs for the the remainder of the year:
August - "My Favorite Stitched Piece" and Stitch In
September - Annual Member Stash Sale and Jackie DuPlessis workshops - 9/18 & 9/19
November - Christmas Ornament designed by Kim L.
December - Christmas party

Current guild membership stands at 106!!

And now for the really fun stuff:

Dee B. - Baby Girl Sunshine Line Birth Sampler Chart Pack - Brooke's Books
Providence Sampler (modified) - Brenda Keyes:
Sharon D. - Strawberry Lace Bookstyle Sewing Case - Diane Clements
Long May She Wave Scissor Fob & Needlebook in star tin - Shepherd's Bush
Wynnewood, Whitman Tin Sewing Set - Jane Timmers
Christmas 2007 Biscornu - Just Nan:
Stephanie H. - TRSG nametag:
Michelle L. - Time - Primitivebettys:
Katherine P. - Leaping Rabbit Scissor Fob (modified) - Ewe & Eye & Friends:
Cyndi S. - Little Memories "moo"-in-struck (smocking plate) - Jeffrey (Children's Corner Romper):
Ann T. - Splendor - Heart's Content
12 Days (Day 11 & 12) - Just Nan
Merry Christmas Blue Ribbon Designs:
Ava T. - Traveling Stitcher - Little House Needleworks
"T" - MDesigns:
Marie Z. - Diminutive Sewing Set, Presentation Bag - Merry Cox
Port epingles Tresors d'antan - Au Fil des Reves
Forgery 16 MSP Quaker - Amy Mitten: