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:

Saturday, September 4, 2010

I'M BACK!!

My apologies to everyone for the interminably long absence and a thousand thank yous for your patience. . .Shall we pick up where we left off???

Once again, we had tons of beautiful finishes to share at the May meeting:
Kathy B. - Halloween Spot Sampler - Drawn Thread:Laurie B. - TRSG 10th Anniversary Tin and Fob - Milady's Needle:
Sharon D. - Friends Last - Pine Mountain, the Tie-One-On series
Strawberry Fields Needlecase - Margaret Light (2004 Inspirations, Issue 43)
Glen Eagle (square one) - Jean Hilton:
Denise D. - Free ABC chart - Tokens & Trifles:
Debbie G. - Three Emblems Biscornu - Papillion Creations
Florentine Needlecase - Sue Kerndt, Caron Collection:
Jennifer M. - TRSG 10th Anniversary Tin - Milady's Needle:
Lynn M. - Tudor Knot Pincushion, Sweet Bag, Tape Measure Cloak, Needlebook, and Scissor Case & Fob - Nostalgic Needle
Autopsy of the Montenegrin Stitch - Amy Mitten
Scream House - Just Nan:
Marie Z. - Diminutive Sewing Set - Merry Cox:
Ava T. requested that guild members wear TRSG nametags to the meetings and announced a special drawing next month for those who comply.

Lynn E. brought a guest - Charlotte C., and as of today, the guild boasts 102 members!

Michelle L. handed out corrections for the Amy Mitten workshops and reported that she was slowly receiving information from Jackie DuPlessis regarding the upcoming Carried Away (Saturday, 9/18) and Lady Jane's Garden (Sunday, 9/19) workshops.

There is a possibility that next year we may be able to join with DTG to bring Sherri Jones, of Patrick Woods, for a workshop.

Stay tuned next month for the Secret Stitcher reveal at the June 1 guild meeting, plus progress reports on the MAGIC projects. And one last item: please pay Marie Z. for Tudor Rose scissors that have been ordered on your behalf.

The presentation this month was given by Gloria Moore, who spoke about the birth of her design business, Milady's Needle. She shared her thoughts on what it is like to be a needlework designer in the current economy, the process of designing, and the challenges facing a designer. One of the greatest challenges facing designers is Copyright Infringement and she clarified those things a stitcher can do with a pattern under current copyright law. A lively discussion followed her presentation.