Saturday, October 30, 2010

STITCH-IN

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)
Secretary
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

WOW! I LOVE STASH SALE NIGHT!!

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: