Monday, November 24, 2014

Being Thankful!

We all, in our own way, have many things 
to be thankful for in our lives.  

During our November Meeting, we were given the task of nominating and electing new TRSG Board Members.  Many thanks are extended to those who have been serving on the TRSG Board, you have done a wonderful job.  I would also like to extend many thanks to those individuals who were elected.  In order for organizations to run smoothly, it takes wonderful people who have given and continue to give of their time and efforts.  
We truly appreciate you!

Next month, we will meet at 6:30 p.m., 
December 2, 2014, for our Annual Ornament Exchange and Holiday Party.  Every year, we see such lovely creations exchanged by our members.  I cannot wait to see what this year brings.  Now, I just have to find the time to do the finishing on my ornament, but thankfully, it is already stitched.  

In January 2015, we will share our M.A.G.I.C. (My Annual Good Intentions Contract) Projects.  What is M.A.G.I.C. you ask?  Every year at the beginning of the year, we look in our stash and find something or a few things that we started on, but got laid aside for other projects.  This is our way of getting us to pull out the long forgotten projects and try to reach the goal of completing them.  How much M.A.G.I.C. have you been able to complete in 2014?  You still have a few more weeks!

We have also selected our 2015 SAL Project.  
Be on the look out in a future blog post 
for photographs and details on 
Catherine Theron's Strawberry Needleroll.  

Also, in April 2015, we will be hosting Ellen Chester of With My Needle.  She has such lovely classes and it will be a treat to learn from her.  
TRSG Show & Tell
I think that many members are thankful for the time to stitch.  As you will see below, our group has been very productive.  Some members already completed their 2014 TRSG Christmas Ornament, which was the focus of our November Meeting.  Thank you Gloria Moore for creating this year's TRSG Christmas Ornament.  The hornbooks 
are a lovely touch with the 2014 TRSG 
inscribed on the back.  
Sherry S. - Happy Owl-O-Ween
Barbara Ana Designs
I am thankful for such a wonderful friend 
and such a lovely birthday gift.  Thank you Sherry!
Lynn E. - Acorn Etui
Diane Clements Workshop
We look forward to seeing this 
piece when its finished.  
Codi M. - Le Marquoir de Madeleine
Reflets de Soie
I am thankful to have this 
project finished and framed!
Robert H. - Jack's Bash
Plum Street Samplers
Robert H. - Plymouth Sampler
The Sampler Company
Would you believe this is 
stitched on 40 count silk gauze!
Robert H. - AED Germany 1746
The Scarlett Letter
Robert H. - Crowned Bird Sampler
Plum Street Samplers
Robert H. - Ann Hull Sampler
Guilia Punti Antichi (Giulia Manfredini)
This Sampler is featured in the 2014 Winter Sampler & Antique Needlework 
Quarterly Magazine.  Robert, 
how do you finish things so quickly?
Not only that, its stitched on 52/60 count linen. 
Robert H. - Ghoul Tidings
Plum Street Sampler
Kim L. - Ho-Ho-Ho!
Primitive Hare Designs
Finishing by Betty H.
Michelle L. - Broken Bow Retreat Sampler
Lori Jennings
Lori J. - The Merry Skater
Little House Needleworks
Finishing by Betty H.
Lori J. - Frosty Flakes 
Little House Needleworks
Finishing by Betty H.
Doris J. M. - 2014 TRSG Christmas Ornament
Milady's Needle
Sherri H. - Flower Tuffet
Carolyn Standing Webb
Sherri H. - Colonial Coverlet Alphabet Book
Carolyn Standing Webb
Sherri H. - 2014 TRSG Christmas Ornament
Milady's Needle
Sherri H. - Falling Flakes
Lori Jennings
Judy M. - Crown Thimble Holder 
(A small from Edinburgh Etui Set)
Willing Hands Designs (Betsy Morgan)
Judy M. - Thistle Needle Case 
(A small from Edinburgh Reticule Set)
Willing Hands Designs (Betsy Morgan)
Cyndi S. - Ghost Inn
Chessie & Me
Cyndi S. - 2014 TRSG Christmas Ornament
Milady's Needle
Cyndi S. - Count Your Blessings
Erica Michaels Needleart Designs
Debbie G. - Seahorse Scissor Fob
The Heart's Content
Debbie G. - Palm Beach Christmas
Princess and Me
Debbie G. - O'Christmas Tree
Cross-Stitch & Needlework Magazine
Debbie G. - Biscornu #165
Les Biscornus des Louison
Debbie G. - Queen Bee
Little House Needleworks

I would also like to recognize, Karen H., a TRSG member whose Catherine Theron Quaker Sewing Roll was pictured in our last post, but I did not have her name.  Way to go Karen. 

“Now and then it’s good to pause 
in our pursuit of happiness 
and just be happy.” 
~ Guillaume Apollinaire

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