Sunday, June 10, 2012

What Not to Wear. . .

We all gathered together for our June meeting and had (as usual) a great time.  The Silent Auction that was being held ended the day before our meeting, and the winning bidders were able to pick up their new pieces.  Here's hoping we have more silent auctions for the guild in the future - it's a great way to pass on some of those pieces you know you'll never get around to framing and give them a good home.

Here are a few of the pieces, just to give you a taste of what was up for bidding:

I'm sure their new owners are thrilled!!

Our program for the evening was a fantastic talk on Sumptuary Laws presented by Debbie G.  Debbie told us about historical laws, which regulated what people could or could not wear based on social and economic status.

It was announced that Tudor Rose will be offering another Patrick's Woods workshop in the spring.   Details for registration for A Garden Variety Long Pocket  will be forthcoming. 

Now, on to Show and Tell:
Jean N. brought in this gorgeous framed piece.  I'm not sure you can tell in the photo, but it's very dimensional and is made of several layers.  So beautiful!  This is Chicago du Soir by Toni Minieri.

Debbie G. brought in her finished fifteen-sided biscornu.  How fun is that?!  I love the variegated thread she used too!

 Katherine W. brought in these two gorgeous finished pieces.  Unfortunately the first one is a bit blurry in the photo, but they are both stunning.  The first one is 16th Century Petite Elizabethan Garden by Liz Turner Diehl.

And then this one is Beginning Drawn Thread by Jonalen Gutwein, which I believe was a correspondence course through DNTG. Look at all of that detail.  Absolutely stunning.

And one of our members brought in two amazing antique pieces.  I absolutely love the icon.

And love the red in this one!

Kim L. brought in her framed Live Simply by The Primitive Needle.  She and Gloria M. did a SAL together on this piece.  Kim converted the called for threads into Gentle Arts Sampler Threads.

Mary D. brought in some finished pieces.  This is one of the Quaker Pincushions designed by Jeannette Douglas.

She also finished her Little House Needleworks Stitcher's Heart.  Don't you think this is going to be spectacular finished?  Mary even put her initials under each of the flower pots.  So cute!

And lastly Mary had this gorgeous Shaker basket...
She decided to use this great piece called Why is It? by Cricket Collection to line the basket bottom.

And finally, Michelle L. shared this piece that three members Sylvia S., Kim L. and Ava T. collaborated to stitch.  It's a memorial piece for Michelle's father who recently passed away.  The piece is a modification of Plum Street Samplers' Ghoul.  The matting and framing were done by Jill Rensel.

We won't have a meeting in July, so I'm sure in August we will have lots of amazing finishes to share!  Have a great summer!!

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