An Ode to June

Now Summer’s fervour rages round,
The sun darts fierce his burning rays;
The flocks now seek the covert ground,
And Nature pants beneath the blaze;

An excerpt from ‘Ode to June’ by Charles Graham Universal Magazine 76 (June 1785) 328.

June is the month that summer begins but here in the United States mother nature has had other plans. It has been extremely warm in all parts of the country and according to the calendar summer does not ‘officially’ begin until Sunday, June 20. Hopefully this is not a sign of things to come!

The monthly meeting of the Tudor Rose Sampler Guild was held on Tuesday, June 1. Since we do not have a meeting in July we celebrated ‘Christmas in July’ early with a walk down memory lane looking at past ornaments designed by members for the Guild. A call went out to our members earlier this year for submissions for our annual TRSG Christmas ornament so this was a great time to see what our members have created in the past.

As always the needles of our members have been very busy with a lot of beautiful projects completed and shared during the monthly Show and Tell.

Michelle G Blackd Skie
Michelle G: Black’d Skie by The Primitive Needle
Michelle G Halloween Quaker
Michelle G: Halloween Quaker by Lila’s Studio
Mary B Wild Garden
Mary B: Wild Garden by Blackbird Designs
Jasmine C Eliza Mitchell
Jasmine C: Eliza Mitchell 1824 by La-D-Da
Jasmine C Needlework Accessories
Jasmine C: Needlework Accessories
Robert H Jane Fiddes
Robert H: Jane Fiddes 1835 from Hands Across the Sea
Karen H Blackbird
Karen H: Blackbird by Blackbird Designs
Christine R All Dolled Up
Christine R: All Dolled Up – Ornament of the Month – Pear Tree by Little House Needleworks
Stephanie D Clamshell
Stephanie D: Butterfly Clamshell Needlebook
MaryEllen B Jingle All The Way
MaryEllen B: Jingle All the Way by The Scarlett House
MaryEllen B Eleanor Steele
MaryEllen B: Eleanor Steele 1836 by Hands Across the Sea
MaryEllen B Oh
MaryEllen B: ‘Oh!” by Theresa Vinette (Shakespeare’s Peddler)
MaryEllen B Summer Etching
MaryEllen B: Summer Etching by Heart in Hand
Ann T Ann Morrison
Ann T: Ann Morrison from Hands Across the Sea
Ann T Flamestitch
Ann T: Flamestitch Sampler by The Scarlet Letter
Ann T Luz Gonzales
Ann T: Luz Gonzales 1851 from Samplers Remembered
Ann T Farmers Adam Eve
Ann T: Farmers Wife from Carriage House Samplings and Adam and Eve Revisited from Kathy Barrick
Gretchen B What Remains Is Love
Gretchen B: What Remains is Love by Blackbird Designs
Lori J March Word Play
Lori J: March Word Play by With Thy Needle & Thread
Patricia B Liberty Banner
Patricia B: Liberty Banner, Bee Garden, and Glory Bee by Country Rustic Primitives
Patricia B Summer Freebie
Patricia B: Summer freebie from Carol XStitch
Lorri H Game Of Swannes
Lorri H: Game of Swannes by Long Dog Samplers
Belinda B Bumblebee
Belinda B: Bumblebee by Kelly Kanyok, Orphaned Wool, Punchneedle Embroidery
Belinda B Drink Coasters
Belinda B: Antique Board Game Drink Coasters by Rose Clay of Three Sheep Studio, Punchneedle Embroidery
Ava T Adam Names The Animals
Ava T: Adam Names the Animals from Plum Street Samplers
Cyndi S Margaret Muir
Cyndi S: Margaret Muir by Amy Mitten / Fibers to Dye For
Cyndi S Pandemic
Cyndi S: Pandemic (lower left portion) by Long Dog Samplers
Kristen E: Next Door by Heartstring Samplery
Mandy B Ashes to Ashes
Mandy B: Ashes to Ashes by Cherished Stiches

There will not be a meeting of the Tudor Rose Sampler Guild in July 2021 so make sure you stop back by in August to see what our members have stitched, punched, beaded, and embroidered!

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