Hello again, stitching friends! The Tudor Rose Sampler Guild met again in April and were treated to a lovely presentation by Debbie G. on displaying your needlework. She shared examples from all over and some great ideas for out of the ordinary displays. We also had fun getting a peek into the homes of members and how they display their finished work.
We also had our Spring exchange, but let's look at Show & Tell before I show you the amazing exchange pieces.
Mendie C. – Basket of Flowers by Mary Kurlees – Brazilian Embroidery
Mendie C. – Kimekumi Ball - her own original design. How unique is this?!
Judy M. – Halloween Patches by Susan Kerndt
And some closeups
And Judy brought her framed Ann Smith sampler back in to show us! You may recall she brought the finished sampler in February.
This is Ann Smith 1767, a reproduction sampler from Scarlet Letter.
Judy purchased the pattern while visiting the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England
Shelly M. – Sew Sisters by Plum Street Samplers – Finishing by Betty H. – Customization includes the needles in the basket.
Shelly stitched this for a fellow member, Lori J's birthday gift.
And speaking of Lori J., she had two finishes as well. This is Old Rose and Chamomile by Ewe & Eye & Friends. I love how EE&F uses specialty stitches like the satin stitching in the grass to add texture and interest.
And Lori J.'s second finish, Mansion House at Fox Hollow by With Thy Needle and Thread. I love the muted colors on this one.
Doris M. also finished Whoo’s There? by Satsuma Street. Love how the colors pop on that fabric!
And Doris M. also finished Here A Peep, There A Peep by With Thy Needle and Thread
Michelle L. stitched this piece for the #EAPMacabre SAL on Instagram. This is Quote the Raven from the booklet called Two Familiars by Cross-Eyed Cricket. She mostly used the called for DMC on her own hand-dyed linen.
Michelle L. stitched this freebie from The Primitive Hare with her own overdyed conversion. This is called Yule: The Winter Solstice.
Michelle L. also stitched another freebie from the Primitive Hare, again with her own overdyed conversion. This is Spring Celebration: Ostara.
Cyndi S. – Wool Strawberry by Connie Liffin
And you may recall, last month Shari H. taught how to make these button lanyards? Cyndi S.finished two Button Lanyards!
And Mary B. has smoking needles! She's been working on these 12 Days ornaments by Hands On Design.
Aren't they fantastic on that linen?
And now, as promised, here's a look at our exchange...
TRSG SPRING EXCHANGE
Similar to our patriotic exchange we did last year, members that wanted to participate in the Spring exchange stitched a small in the theme of Spring, and finish it however they chose.
Sarah W. – Spring Basket by JBW Designs
Adam B. – He is Risen by Country Rustic Primitives
Betty H. – Token of Love by Pineberry Lane from the 2010 JCS Ornament Issue – Frame from Wal-Mart
Kim L. – A Tisket A Tasket by Needlework Press
Shelly M. – Scissor Fob using an element from Miss Lucy Calcutt Sampler 1825 by Just Stitching Along
I love the butterfly on the other side.
Doris M. – Bonus Bunny from Song of Spring by Lizzie Kate Designs
Codi M. – Two Tulips by Jeanette Douglas Designs – Frame from Hobby Lobby
And here are all of our exchange pieces together. They are all fantastic and I'm sure each participant was thrilled with what they went home with. Our next exchange will be our annual ornament exchange at our December holiday party.
Looking forward to our next meeting!