Dog Days of Summer

Exciting things are happening in the world of needlework! It seems over the last ten years or so, we have lost important publications such as Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly and Fine Lines, just to name a few. For stitchers interested in antique needlework and reproduction samplers, it’s getting harder and harder to find publications that are geared toward those things.


But, Theresa Venette of Shakespeare’s Peddler has started a quarterly digital magazine and just released the first issue. There are two sampler charts included – one reproduction sampler from Theresa and one designed by Paulette of Plum Street Samplers. You can get the zine from her site for $12. She was also recently interviewed on the Fibertalk podcast. If you haven’t been listening to Fibertalk, you are definitely missing out!

This month’s program was our WIPocalypse and MAGIC check in. It was fun to see what everyone has been working on.

After sharing our WIP progress, we had show & tell. Here’s what our members finished this month.

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Vicki N. – Humphrey, the Elephant – Stacy Nash Primitives

Vicki designed his little flag and did the finishing herself.

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Vicki N. – Vintage Mini Pinwheel – Threadwork Primitives
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Vicki N. – Pin Posey – Needlemade Designs
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Vicki N. – Quaker Hornbook – With My Needle
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Vicki N. – Scissor Stocking – Scissor Tail Designs
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Adam B. – Wedding Sampler – Linen & Threads Freebie Pattern
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Adam B. – God Bless the USA – Bent Creek Designs
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Sarra L. – Christmas Mystery Sampler – Lizzie Kate Designs
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Sarra L. – Halloween Mystery Sampler – Lizzie Kate Designs
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Judy M. – Lone Star Homestead – Jeanette Rees
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Judy M. – Lone Star Homestead – Jeanette Rees
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Kim L. – Quaker Christmas Pinwheel – Threadwork Primitives
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Cyndi S. – Lucy V. Moore – Needlework Press
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Cyndi S. – Lucy V. Moore detail – Needlework Press
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Michelle L. – The King’s Vegetable Garden – Chatelaine Designs
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Michelle L. – The King’s Vegetable Garden detail – Chatelaine Designs
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Michelle L. – The King’s Vegetable Garden detail – Chatelaine Designs

Next month’s program will be on stash storage and members should send in photos to Debbie of how they organize and store their stash.

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