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.

MERRY CHRISTMAS
&
BEST WISHES for the NEW YEAR

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. . .