Sunday, July 7, 2013

So late, so soon. . .

How did it get so late so soon?
It's night before it's afternoon.
December is here before it's June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?  -  Dr. Seuss


My apologies for not posting before June was over, but it just went by too darn fast. . .

Paulette Stewart, of Plum Street Samplers, held a trunk show during her workshop with TRSG in May and graciously forwarded 10% of her sales to the guild. Sherry S. made a motion to donate 3/4 of the monies received to Grace Presbytery, which was approved with no opposition.

Ann W. reminded everyone of the 2-day Catherine Theron workshop scheduled Nov. 2-3, 2013. Catherine will teach the Alphabet Primer Pocket and Wee Bunny Scissor Box; Ann will ask for additional help closer to the actual date of the workshop. (Detailed information is found in the previous post.) Suggestions are being taken for workshops in 2014 and Ann reported that she is continuing to try to finalize an opportunity for Ellen Chester, of With My Needle, to present a workshop in 2015.

Earlier in the Spring, Marie Z. presented a stitcher's challenge by making the Workbasket's  Pink Flower and Blue Flower  freebies available to the membership and encouraging everyone to finish at least one of the designs in any way he or she chose and present the final piece for judging. A number of members participated and brought in stitched pieces for submission. The membership voted on their favorite finish and the top three winners:
- Barbie D., Debbie G., and Nancy K. -
received gift cards to the Container Store.  Nice job everyone!!
 July - no meeting

August - The Annual Stash Sale is scheduled for this month. Be sure to label your items with a price and your name.

September - Pam C. will demonstrate how to embellish a small project with a crochet trim. Watch your email for pre-class instructions.

October - Cyndi S. and Debbie G. will present the design and instructions for the TRSG 2013 Holiday Ornament.

November - this meeting will be devoted to working on the Tudor Rose Sampler Guild SAL.

December - Holiday Party at Grace Presbytery

Sherry S. presented June's program by demonstrating how to create a beaded scissor fob with a protector.
And now for June's Show and Tell:
Jennifer G. - Quaker Christmas- Carriage House Samplings:
Robert H. - Mary Roe 1808- Scarlett House;
J.M. Gardner 1888- With Thy Needle:
Robert H./Betty H. - AY 1801 Motif Sampler- Historic Stitches(sampler was stitched by Robert H. and assembled by Betty H. after she won the piece in the 2012 online auction):
Stephanie H. - Texas Boots- Red Bird Designs;
Blue Jay w/embellishments- Amanda Lawford;
The Queen's Sampler - Elizabeth 1- PlumStreet Samplers;
Lori J. - Acorn Sampler- Cricket Collection;
Fish Mola- Prairie Moon;
Red Bird- BlackBird Designs;
N. Hinde- Scarlet Letter:
Doris M. - Mystery Sampler- Blue Ribbon Designs:
Judy M. - Sampler from 2001- Unknown Designer:
Carol M. - Long May She Wave- Blackbird Designs;
Spring's Song- Blackbird Designs:
Vicki N. - Multiplication Sampler- With My Needle:
Sherry S. - Sherry Sheep Button Buddies Pin Cushion Kit- JABC: