Secret Stitchers have been giving little gifts to each other for months now, however, the February guild meeting was the first time to exchange a stitched piece. There was quite a bit of excitement and anticipation as packages and bags were opened and gifts were revealed. What a treat to see all the lovely offerings! We truly have the finest stitchers of any needlework guild anywhere! Just take a look - - -
The “gifters” won’t be revealed until June, but here is a list(alpha order in the interest of fairness) of who received what:
Barbie – Summer Iris Pincushion – Blackbird Designs
Brandy – Hollyhock Farm Sewing Roll & Coverlet Pinkeep – Stacy Nash
Dee – Mon Coeur freebie pin cushion – Jeanette Douglas
Francesca – Block Ten from Christmas @ Hawk Run Hollow pillow – Carriage House Samplings
Gloria - beautiful card announcing the future arrival of a surprise, framed piece
Janis – Quaker motif mounted in a Milady’s Needle turned pincushion
Kathy B. – Glad Tidings Fob – Shepherd’s Bush
Kathy M. Four Little Acorns freebie biscornu – Indigo Rose
Kim– Halloween Kitty Fob – Cat’s Whiskers
Laurie – Quaker Acorn framed sampler – The Workbasket
Mary – Winter Sampler (JCS Ornament Issue 2009) pinkeep – Little House Needleworks
Michelle – With My Needle flatfold – Heartstring Samplery
Pam – Jenny Bean’s Pin Tuffet (Dec) – Shakespeare's Peddler; Bonus Chart-Mini #1 Octagonal needlebook cover (Jan) – Rosewood Manor
Several members brought finished projects for Show & Tell:
Mary - Flea Market Souvenir - Blackbird Designs:
3 Santas from Kris Kringle - Prairie Schooler:
Jennifer - Be You to Others Sampler - Hillside Samplings:
Sherri - Lauren's Voice Sampler - LaDDa:
Stephanie - Potpourri Heart - Sweetheart Tree:
Joy Tree - Hinzeit:
Jana - Special Stitcher needlebook - Elizabeth's Designs:
We had one new member, Sharon, whose addition now brings our membership to 101!, and one guest, Debbie, who both brought wonderful stitched items to share:
Carol E. gave an extensive slide presentation on "Samplers in the DAR Museum Collection". For information on the collection, the slide presentation, or the museum itself, contact the museum office at 202-879-3241.
Commitment cards were collected for the 2010 MAGIC program.
Members were given the opportunity to vote on their choice for the upcoming Jackie duPlessis workshop September 18th & 19th. Teaching pieces may be seen at It's Fine-ally Finished.
A reminder was given for the upcoming Amy Mitten workshop - March 6 & 7 at the Keller Police Station. Email for additional information.