Spring is such a wonderful time of year, with all of the new baby animals in the fields and nature working to change its pallet from ugly drab tones to vivid colors. Here in Texas, we are beginning to see trees covered in pastel blossoms and little green shoots emerging from the ground. But Old Man Winter seems to want us to feel the cold one more time. On Saturday, we had lovely weather and by Sunday afternoon, we experienced a 60 degree downward shift in temperatures and another round of icy roads (and much to students’ delight – schools were either delayed or closed). Mother Nature is not to be stopped though as Monday has been bright and sunny despite the chilly air. Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. We will receive our kits and begin our 2014 SAL Catherine Theron Travel-Sized Quaker Sewing Roll. The changing season brings about the desire to get out and about, so here are a couple little tidbits for you to mull over if you are looking to do some exploring on your own. For anyone interested in really getting away, you might consider the following: 17th Century Samplers at Plimoth Plantation – April 26-27, 2014 The Plimoth Plantation has planned a weekend of workshops and lectures about early samplers and the young girls who stitched them. Gather with other embroidery enthusiasts for one-of-a-kind lectures, instruction and delicious 17th century food. Embroider the Mary Atwood Sampler (c. 1650), led by Joanne Harvey, nationally-renowned sampler expert. View rarely seen treasures from Plimoth Plantation’s collection, such as the Plimoth Jacket and the Theodora Oxenbridge Sampler (c. 1670). The weekend includes a tour of Plimoth Plantation and a visit to Pilgrim Hall Museum’s exhibit, Needlework Samplers: Wrought by Tradition. To register, please call: (508) 503-2653, e-mail: [email protected], or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-weekend-of-17th-century-samplers-at-plimoth-plantation-tickets-10603821315. The Keir Collection at the Dallas Museum of Art – May 2014If you are looking for something a little more local, plan to visit to the Dallas Museum of Art in May 2014, when they will receive The Keir Collection. Named after the 18th-century British mansion where it was once housed, the Keir Collection, which encompasses about 2,000 pieces, includes textiles, carpets, ceramics, rock crystal, metalwork and works on paper. The collection’s geographic range spans from the western Mediterranean to South Asia. Show and TellThis winter has allowed many of our members to be very productive with our stitching time. Check out our Member’s Show and Tell shared from our February meeting.
Lynn M. – Flower Band Sampler Catherine Thereon DesignLynn M. – Midnight Sonata Sampler Periwinkle PromisesLynn M. – Quaker Christmas By Gone StitchesLynn M. – So Dear To My Heart Merry Cox with finishing by our own Betty H.Judy M. – Liberty House Sampler Heart in HandJudy added the wonderful 9-11-01 Never Forget tributeJudy M. – Bluebonnet Beaded Needle Case G.D. Workshop ClassShelly M. – Mustard Door (OOP) Project Pocket Good Huswife with finishing by Carolina Stitcher Shelly M. – Isabella Johnston Sampler Needlework Press Shelly M. – Victor and Irena Plum Street Samplers Shelly M. – Mary’s Sampler II Plum Street SamplersShelly M. – Song of the Seasons Wall Hanging Little House Needlework with finishing by Carolina StitcherKim L. – Mary’s Sampler IPlum Street SamplersKim L. – Hedgehog Scissor Fob Prairie Schooler Kim stitched this lovely little guy for Debbie H. Debbie H. – Garden of Erie Plum Street SamplersDebbie H. – Lovely socks she knitted forherself (I’m sure they are quite comfy)Lynette C. – Embroidered Redwork HeartLynette C. – Punch Needle SnowmanKaren H. – Snooty Stitcher’s Society Barbara Ana DesignsKaren changed her colors to represent her parrot named JW! Pam C. – 2014 Baton Rouge EGA Seminar Name TagPam C. – Beaded Frog Needle Case
Sherry S. – Acorn and Cork Scissor FobSherry made this scissor fob and another lovely one for Robert H. Robert H. – Katrine Thomsen 1858 Sampler Samplers RememberedRobert stitched this lovely sampler on 52/60 count linen using the Tudor SilksRobert H. – Rachael Holmes 1842 Sampler Heartstring Samplings Sharon D. – Thorns Have Roses and Initial Erica MichaelsSharon plans to finish these as a pin cushion with a scissor fobinitial which is stitched on 40 count silk gauze. Sharon D. – Corncockle and Dragonfly Jane Nicholas Stumpwork of Australian Flowers and Insects – Lovely!Lynn E. – 2013 Tudor Rose Sampler Guild Christmas Ornament Designed by Cindy S. of Tudor Rose Sampler Guild The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
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The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/spring_3.html#paGfZwIgL386ZCux.99The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. Harriet Ann Jacobs