Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Ghouls, Gobbles and Goodies!

Wow, I'm sorry, I blinked and its now the end of November, Halloween is a distant memory and thoughts of Thanksgiving are fading fast.  This will be a picture heavy post as we 
have lots of photos to share. 

The October Tudor Rose Meeting 
was a very busy affair.

First, we received our 2015 Tudor Rose Sampler Guild Christmas Ornament Kits.  This years ornament was designed and finished by our very own Cyndi S. and Debbie G.  These ladies did a lovely job.  They gave us two roof options too.  Thank you ladies for sharing your talents with our Guild. 

After going over our lovely ornament kits, we held our first Halloween Ornament Exchange.  It was a fantastic success.  Check out the frighteningly lovely creations by our members.
 
Doris M. - Halloween Stocking
Blackbird Designs
Mary W. - Witch with Face
Ewe and Eye
Lori J. - Haunted House
Blackbird Designs
This design is in the Tis Hallowe'en Booklet.
Cyndi S. - Jack-O-Lantern Pocket Watch
With Thy Needle & Thread
Laura K. - Autumn House
Chessie & Me
Debbie H. - Without a Mouse
Blackbird Designs
Valerie R. - Queen of Halloween
Designer Unknown
Kim L. - Halloween Witch Pocket Watch
With Thy Needle & Thread
Shelly M. - Pumpkin Stocking
Blackbird Designs
Finishing by Vivian A.
Also from the Tis Hallowe'en Booklet
Nancy K. - Haunted Halloween
The Drawn Thread
Laurie B. - Nevermore
Lizzie Kate
Vivian A. - Trick or Treat
Blackbird Designs
Also from Tis Hallowe'en Booklet
Stephanie H. - Not Forgotted
Plum Street Samplers
Codi M. - Scary Night
Glory Bee
2014 Just Cross-Stitch Halloween Issue
Karen H. - Tiny Witch
With My Needle & Thread
Judy M. - Happy Halloween
Fresh Threads Studio
2011 Just Cross-Stitch September-October Issue
As you can see, we had a fantastic turnout.
Robert H. - Liberty
Chessie & Me
Robert H. - Ane Kirstine Larsen
Traveling Stitcher
Stitched over 2 on 52/60 Ct. Legacy Linen
Robert H. - The Dye Lot
Amy Mitten Designs
 Betty H. - Faithful Friend Tool Tray
Scattered Seed Samplers
Judy M. - Adam & Eve
Erica Michaels
Stitched on 40 Ct. Silk Gauze
Mendie C. - Crazy Quilt Pillow
Rosalee Wakefield
Brazilian Embroidery
Mendie C. - Scissor Case
Inspirations Magazine
Mendie C. - Needlebook
Inspirations Magazine
Mendie C. - Pin Cushion
Anna Grist
Holly L. - Jane Woodward 1822
Canterbury Designs
Cyndi S. - Barbados Bag
Cyndi S. - Love from Above
Charley Harper
Cyndi stitched this design while on her trip to Africa.
Debbie G. - Pagoda Biscornu
Red Catt
Debbie G. - Toccata One
The Drawn Thread
Debbie G. - Honeysuckle Sampler
Darlene O'Steen
Lynette C. - Wedding Bouquet
Creative Poppy Patterns
Lynette added the names of 
the bride and groom.
Valorie R. - Long May She Wave Scissor Fob
Shepherd's Bush
Valorie R. - Whitman Tin Set
Kim Hollifield
Valorie R. - Red B Sewing Case and Bag
Merry Cox Workshop Pieces
Valorie R. - Tudor Rose Stitch Box
Chessie & Me
Tudor Rose Workshop
Valorie R. - L is for Leopard Needle Case
Fern Ridge Collections
Stephanie H. - Mini Boo Witch Hat
Little Shoppe Canvas Co.
Stephanie H. - Kitty with Kitty
Mile High Princess Needlepoint
Stephanie H. - Initial "S"
M Designs
Shelly M. - Chocolate Harts
Plum Street Samplers
Finishing by Betty H.
Shelly M. - Land of the Free
Little House Needleworks
Finishing by Betty H.
Shelly M. - Snooty Parrots
Barbara Ana Designs
Framing by Doug Morrisey of the Stitch Niche
Karen H. - Grandmother Sampler
Designer unknown
Karen stitched this beautiful piece for her dear sister-in-law, who has 3 granddaughters.
Sharon D. - Spring Forest
Catherine Jordan
Class from 2013 National EGA Seminar
Vicki N. - One Nation
By Gone Stitches
Mary W. - Christmas 2000
The Drawn Thread
Mary W. - Small Tree Fob
The Drawn Thread
Mary W. - Tree and Snowman Sampler Ornament
Designed by our own Cyndi S.
Mary W. - X-Mas Spider
Designer unknown
Jean N. - Beaded Texas Name Tag
Cindy Hambrick and Sue Cathart
Pat M. - Catherine's Chair Pin Cushion
Indigo Rose
Sherri H. - Chocolate Harts
Plum Street Samplers
Mounted in a Lone Elm Lane Shaker Box

Wow, our members had lots 
of show and tell for October!

On to our November meeting, where Cyndi S. and Debbie G. went over finishing techniques for our 2015 TRSG Christmas Ornament.

We also had a few show and tell pieces:
Kim L. - Thy Needle (Out of Print Pattern)
The Primitive Needle
Finished by Betty H. into a needleroll/huswife 
and was donated  for 
The Attic's Annual Breast Cancer Auction.
Lori J. - P.S. Santa
Prairie Schooler
Lori J. - Partridge in a Pear Tree
Prairie Schooler
Cyndi S. - Knitted Sweater
 
Lynn M. - Strawberry Sewing Roll
2015 Catherine Theron Guild Project

But wait, there's more!  We also had a workshop with Gloria Moore of Milady's Needle on November 7, 2015.  We received our kits early to do our pre-stitching and on the 7th, we learned how to assemble the Garden Delight Pin 
Cushion and Scissor Fob.
Here is the final product:
 
Codi M. - Garden Delight Pincushion 
and Scissor Fob
Milady's Needle

Gloria even brought a lovely trunk show!
Okay, I have one final treat for you.  Over the Thanksgiving weekend, my teenage daughter visited Old Salem in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  She took photos of the following samplers at the Frank L. Horton Museum Center knowing I would be interested.  Enjoy!
Ann Clair Tinges (1790-1864)
Baltimore, Maryland
Silk on Linen
MESDA Collection
Ann Clair Tinges was the daughter of Baltimore Silversmith and Clockmaker Charles Tinges (1765-1816) and his wife Rebecca (Goldsmith) Tinges (1767-1805)
Mary Elizabeth Poythress Doswell (1792-1874)
Nottoway County, Virginia
1802
Silk on Linen
MESDA Collection
Mary Jones Woodson (c. 1750-c.1810) taught young girls in Amelia and Nottoway Counties in Virginia, including Mary Elizabeth Poythress Doswell of 
Cedar Grove Plantation in Nottoway County.
Emily Louisa Harper (1812-1892)
Baltimore, Maryland
1824-1826
Silk on Silk Gauze
MESDA Collection
Emily Louisa Harper was a granddaughter of Charles Carroll (1737-1832) of Carrolton, Signer of the Declaration of Independence for Maryland.

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. ~Cicero