Wow, has it been two months since the last post. Our last post was delayed due to a meeting cancellation, but this absence is due to Spring! Its that time of year when personal obligations (or I should say high school softball and I know the next two years are going to fly by) keeps me very busy and thus, no extra time. I think it has been two weeks since I picked up a needle! Seriously, I need some stitching time. But first, I must attend to the Tudor Rose Sampler Guild blog so you can see all of the lovely projects that our members have completed and bring you up to date on everything that has been taking place. So in the interest of time, I am going to combine the show and tell for our March and April meetings in one post. For those of you who do not live in Texas, you are missing a very wet spring. Our lakes and ponds are filling up, our flowers are absolutely gorgeous and the grass and the trees are struck in luscious hues of green. We will enjoy it until the heat strikes, but so far the temperatures have been perfect. Definitely a favorite time of year.
During our March Meeting, our very talented Program Assistant, Debbie G., taught our members different ways to create beaded edges as a finishing technique. The options were wonderful and easier than they look.
March Show & Tell
See if you can figure out how Kim added her own designer’s touch to this piece.
Holly stitched this over one on 36 count fabric!
Absolutely love this set!
Before you could blink this spring, we were at the April Meeting. During our meeting, members received the kits for Catherine Theron’s Winter Strawberries Sewing Roll Guild Project. The leader of the SAL went over various aspects of the project as well as the schedule to complete it before the end of the year. Keep an eye on our blog as I am sure we will have finished pieces before you know it. Additionally, during our April meeting, members signed up to exchange a Halloween ornament in October. Halloween is a favorite time of year in my house, so I am definitely in on this one. I cannot wait to see the exchange pieces. Who knows, it may turn into an annual exchange.
April Show & Tell
This piece is stunning in person!
The beaded edge is so sweet!
This is the second time Michelle has stitched this pattern. This one was finished as a book weight.
Now for a treat! The following is an antique Norfolk sampler owned by Judy M. This sampler was stitched by Elizabeth Bensley in 1799! It is in such wonderful condition.
If you will note from the photographs below, it is very similar to the cover sampler on Imitation and Improvement: The Norfolk Sampler Tradition. That sampler was stitched in 1792, by another stitcher.