Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Holy Smokes - We've Been Busy!

 Catherine Theron’s Travel-Sized Quaker Sewing Roll

The members of TRSG have been very busy!  As you may recall from earlier posts this year, we chose Catherine Theron’s Travel-Sized Quaker Sewing Roll as our 2014 Tudor Rose Sampler Guild Stitch-Along.  Due to Ann W.'s very well organized stitching schedule and lovely incentive gifts from Marie Z, we had fantastic results.  

Here are some of the completed sewing rolls.  I apologize as I do not have the names for all of the stitchers for the pictured sewing rolls.  However, the following individuals did turn in their names (not in the order pictured) to be recognized here on the TRSG Blog: Anne T., Lynn M., Judy M., Debbie M., Vicki N., Kathy S., Ann W., Codi M., Pat M., Holly L., Linda C., Sherry S., and Cyndi S.  Ladies, give yourselves a great big round of applause on your diligence in completing this project.  I am pretty certain that we can all do the Nun Stitch in our sleep!  We hope to see more of the completed sewing rolls from other members in the future. 

 2014 Tudor Rose Sampler Guild 
Christmas Ornament

During our October meeting, we also received our Annual Christmas Ornament Kits.  This year, Gloria Moore of Milady’s Needle, who is also a member of TRSG, is allowing us to use a past design for our annual ornament.  The twist that makes it special for this year is the little hornbooks that have been inscribed with TRSG 2014 on the back.  These little ornaments will be a quick stitch that we will work on completing during our November 4, 2014 meeting. 

Melanie D. Sanford
Textile Preservation Services of Texas

We would like to extend a very large thank you to Melanie D. Sanford, the Chief Conservator and Principal of Textile Preservation Services of Texas (www.conservingthreads.com), for joining us at our October TRSG Meeting.  We hope that you will take a moment to look at her website and contact her if you have any projects that need preservation work or if you need information on appraisers who specialize in needlework.

Melanie presented a very educational slide show and discussion on preservation efforts, which included proper handling and storage.  Additionally, she spoke on the effects of pollution, temperature, humidity, insects, and light and how these can cause degradation to textile pieces.  She also shared photos of her work pieces in which she has worked to preserve important textile pieces, including gowns worn by the First Ladies of Texas as well as a late 19th century quilt sewn by Emma Dewey Miller, a Dallas pioneer and is featured at the Dallas Heritage Village.

TRSG Member Show and Tell
That’s not all folks, our stitches have been 
busy on other projects – check out their work:

Mendie C. – Window Box
Mary Kurbis
Mendie C. – Sharon, Amy & Friends
Evelyn DeVries
Mendie’s Brazilian Embroidery 
is absolutely beautiful.
Cyndi S. – White Rose
Mystic Stitch
I truly am in awe of Cyndi for stitching 
this piece on 40 ct. silk gauze.
Cyndi S. – Joy
Marion Scoular
This lovely blackwork piece 
was stitched for Joy C.
Holly L. – A Tree for Thee
Elizabeth’s Garden
Deanne S. – Mary Gibson 1824
Mary Gibson
This is a wonderful reproduction sampler that 
Deanne got from the Haslemere Museum Shop (http://www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk/shopfolder/shopsampler.html) in the United Kingdom and it is available 
as a downloadable pattern.
Katherine W. – Autumn Jewels
Diane Clements
Stephanie H. – A Welcoming Sampler
The Sweetheart Tree
Stephanie did a wonderful job adapting this 
pattern for a 50th Wedding Anniversary gift.
Dana C. – Historical Sampler Mini-Stocking
This mini-stocking was designed by our very 
own member, Linda Cox, for a guild project.
Mary B. – Double Diamond Quilt
English Paper-Pieced Hexagons
Folks, this photograph only shows a small portion 
of this quilt!  It is absolutely gorgeous. 
Well done, Mary.
Shelly M. – Her Majesty Pin Cushion
Blackbird Designs
Finishing by Betty H.
Shelly M. – Liberty House
Chessie and Me
Finishing by Betty H.
Shelly M. – Country Sampler 
Heart Pin Keep
Stacy Nash Primitives
Finishing by Betty H.
Shelly M. – Sweet Liberty
Heartstring Samplery
Finishing by Betty H.
Vivian A. – Harvest Time
Aury TM
Vivian A. – Jack’s House
Stacy Nash Primitives
 Vivian A. – (October 31) Jack
Threadwork Primitives
Kim L. – Joy Ornament
Little House Needleworks
Finishing by Betty H.
Kim L. – Owl, Witch, Skeleton 
and Cat Ornaments
The Prairie Schooler
Finishing by Betty H.
Kim L. – Halloween Sampler Ornament
Homespun Elegance
Finishing by Betty H.
Kim L. – Rotted But Not Forgotted Ornament
Plum Street Samplers
Finishing by Betty H.
Kim, I’m sensing a theme here – I love it.
Debbie H. – Snooty Parrots Sampler
Barbara Ana Designs
Judy M. – Crown Sampler
Paulette Stewart
This piece designed for the TRSG 
February 2013 workshop with Paulette.
Judy M. – Beaded Music Box
Cindy Hambrick
This piece is stunning and plays lovely music too!
Judy M. – Glitzy Stitches
Fern Ridge Collections
I love this beaded stork scissor fob.
Judy M. – O’Christmas Tree
The Prairie Schooler
Michelle L. – Emily’s Sewing Case
Stacy Nash Primitives
Michelle L. – Emily’s Pin Keep Drum
Stacy Nash Primitives
These designs were from the TRSG 
Stacy Nash Primitives workshop.
Michelle L. – A Miniature Sewing Tray
Plum Street Samplers
This design is from the TRSG Plum 
Street Samplers workshop.
Ava T. – Patterned Pretties #6
Jeannette Douglas Designs

Yes, the TRSG members have been very busy lately.  Our next meeting will be on December 2, 2014, when we will have our annual Christmas Party and Ornament Exchange.  The meeting will be in our normal location at Presbyterian Mission Center, 6100 Colwell Boulevard, Irving, Texas.  If you would like to join us, drop us an e-mail through the button above and TRSG Board Member will be in touch with you about how to get through the door.  

“The reward of a thing well done, 
is to have done it.”
  Ralph Waldo Emerson

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