Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Busy, busy, busy as a Bee

Finally, winter seems to be fading.  However, a friend of mine said just recently that she expects to see one more freeze before Easter.  Truth be told, I hope she is wrong.  One good aspect of colder weather is that it gives us a good reason to stay inside and dig into our stitching stashes but this winter has gone on long enough in my opinion.  Now it is time to get busy like all the birds and the bees.  

At our March Tudor Rose Sampler Guild meeting, we received our 2014 Stitch Along project, Catherine Theron's Travel-Sized Quaker Sewing Roll.  Our goal is to have our stitching completed so that we can learn the finishing techniques during our September meeting.  

During our next Tudor Rose Sampler Guild Meeting, which is rapidly approaching on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., we look forward to learning the technique of Finger-Loop Braiding.  Sounds very interesting and it looks like a great method for creating custom trims.  

Now, if your a member or have been looking for a reason to become a member of the Tudor Rose Sampler Guild, the following is not an April Fool's Joke.  Linda Lautenschlager of Chessie and Me, has been a busy bee working on two lovely projects for our spring workshop.  After you see her projects below, you will definitely want to clear your calendar for the weekend of May 3-4, 2014, so you can stitch these lovely treasures. 

The first project is the Tudor Rose Stitch Book with a distressed paper mache box.  I think you will agree it is as sweet as honey.


The second project is the Rose & Crown Sampler stitched on 32 ct Lakeside Linen with Gloriana Silk Threads.  Linda has given us just a tempting taste of what she has planned for us. 


As always, workshops are only open to members of the Tudor Rose Sampler Guild.  If you are interested in joining, please click our e-mail link near the top left of our page, and we will get membership information to you promptly.  

In order to get into these lovely classes, you must sign up and pay your class fees before or at our Tuesday, April 1, 2014 meeting.  If you are a member and have not received the sign up form, contact Ann Weissler at so she can e-mail you a registration form or sign up with her at the meeting.  

Now on to the Show and Tell 
of our busy worker bees:

Patti M. - Alphabet Hearts 
JBW Designs

Patti M. - "Pins" Pin Cushion 
Designer Unknown
This is Patti's lovely finish from our 
button crochet class from last fall.

Kim L. - 2013 Just Cross-Stitch 
Christmas Ornament 
Milady's Needle

Nancy K. - Liberty Bells 
Little House Needleworks
Look at the lovely edging 
on this pincushion!

Nancy K. - Happy 4th
Threadworks Primitives

Nancy K. - Be Kind Be True 
Designer Unknown

Nancy K. - Whitman Sampler Box 
Beth Hoffman (a long-distance 
member of our Guild)

Jennifer G. - A Friend Loveth 
The Pinkeep

Jennifer G. - A Yuletide Welcome 
Plum Street Samplers

Sherri H. - Autumn Blessing

 Sherri H. - American Saltbox Punchneedle
Little House Needleworks
Sherri's husband made the 
adorable hornbook for this piece.

Sherri H. - Mystery Sampler
Long Dog Samplers

Robert H. - M. Woods 1759
Milady's Needle

Finally, here is a surprise Show and Tell.  In early March, the Dallas Quilt Guild held its annual show.  I have not had a chance to go for quite a few years and I only had a couple hours to enjoy it.  During my rushed reviews of the beautiful displays, I found an entry by one of our very own Guild members.  

We have such talented people in our Guild!
Marie Z.  Congratulations on your 
honors at the Dallas Quilt Show!
 Like the BEE, we should make our industry our amusement.

Oliver Goldsmith

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