Monday, February 3, 2014

Happy New Year -- Oh Wait Where Did January Go?

Well hello 2014 - oh my, where did January go?  Your already passing us by and we are probably all wondering where you are going in such a hurry.  Slow down a bit, we want time to stitch! 

For those of you who are just checking out the Tudor Rose Sampler Guild Blog for the first time, we are a sampler guild located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Our guild's focus is learning about, stitching, conserving and passing on knowledge of samplers, whether they be antique or modern, American or from other far reaches of the world.  We meet the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.  If you would like to join us, please send an e-mail for additional information by clicking the link on the left hand side of our Blog.

During our January 2014, we revisited projects of old and showed that we can all reach our goals when we put our minds to it.  In essence, we performed MAGIC (or a better way to put it, we fulfilled our My Annual Good Intentions Contracts).  Every year, members take a moment or two and go through their stashes to find projects where they need a little push to bring that piece to the front of their basket.  In 2013, we had 23 members who submitted 104 projects they hoped to complete and of those listed, 60 projects were completed.  What great accomplishments!  There is still time to submit your MAGIC to Marie at our February meeting.

We covered may other items during our January meeting.  However, one of the biggies goes towards our main goal as a guild.  The members discussed and approved a donation to the Chester County Historical Society.  Our donation will go towards the proper preservation of numerous antique samplers in their collection.

In the next few months, we have the following items on our calendar:

During our upcoming February 4, 2014 meeting, we will learn Drawn Thread Technique's in conjunction with our 2013 Tudor Rose Sampler SAL from Darlene O'Steen's book, The Proper Stitch.

We will receive our 2014 SAL Project, Catherine Theron's Travel-Sized Quaker Sewing Roll, at our March 4, 2014 meeting.  We will also receive stitching suggestions and a schedule so we can plan to finish by our September meeting, when we will focus on the finishing for the sewing roll.  Thank you Catherine for this wonderful opportunity.   Isn't it lovely.