Hello all. We are almost two-thirds of the way through summer, schools are about to start and school sports teams have started their fall sports practices here in Texas. At Tudor Rose Sampler Guild, we have had a little break from our month meetings, taking the month of July off to enjoy the season. During our June meeting, we had a very educational presentation by Debbie G. on the history of scissors. Can you believe the oldest pair of scissors date back to 1500 B.C. in Egypt. These early scissors were, as best archeologists can determine, made of a single piece of metal. They were mechanically two levers joined by a loop which served as a fulcrum. In about 100 A.D. Roman craftsmen developed cross-blade scissors. That is, the blade-edges crossed and slid past each other when cutting. The looping fulcrum remained. Its amazing how far they have come. Everyone would agree that scissors are a vital tool to stitching.
Our August meeting will take place on the 4th, when we will have our annual stash/craft sale. The September 1, 2015 meeting will be very exciting when we welcome Sharon Bell, who will talk to us about Victorian Mourning Samplers.
Member Show & Tell
Betty H. did the finishing on this piece to make it into a project bag.
This piece was finished by Fancy Stitches in Cleburn, TX.
Yes, you are seeing double, but this is a finish by another member. Both ladies stitched beautiful pieces.
Barbie finished this piece as a thread palette after she saw it on Natalie Jo’s Blog.
Somehow my identifier slip did not make it with this piece. I will ask who stitched this Precious Moments Peace on Earth Stocking at our next meeting.
This piece measures 27″ by 27″ and is stitched on 32 Ct. Vintage Country Mocha. Such fabulous work!
This piece is just incredible in person. I cannot even imagine how many stitches are in this piece. It is truly exquisite!