Wow, I’m sorry, I blinked and its now the end of November, Halloween is a distant memory and thoughts of Thanksgiving are fading fast. This will be a picture heavy post as we have lots of photos to share.
The October Tudor Rose Meeting was a very busy affair. First, we received our 2015 Tudor Rose Sampler Guild Christmas Ornament Kits. This years ornament was designed and finished by our very own Cyndi S. and Debbie G. These ladies did a lovely job. They gave us two roof options too. Thank you ladies for sharing your talents with our Guild.
After going over our lovely ornament kits, we held our first Halloween Ornament Exchange. It was a fantastic success. Check out the frighteningly lovely creations by our members.
Finishing done by Vivian A.
As you can see, we had a fantastic turnout.
October Show & Tell
Robert stitched this over 2 on 52/60 Ct. Legacy Linen.
Judy stitched this on 40 Ct. Silk Gauze
Cyndi stitched this design while on her trip to Africa.
Lynette added the names of the bride and groom.
Finishing by Betty H.
Finishing by Betty H.
Framing by Doug Morrisey of the Stitch Niche
Karen stitched this beautiful piece for her dear sister-in-law, who has 3 granddaughters.
Mounted on a Lone Elm Lane Shaker Box.
Wow, our members had lots of show and tell for October!
On to our November meeting, where Cyndi S. and Debbie G. went over finishing techniques for our 2015 TRSG Christmas Ornament. We also had a few show and tell pieces.
November Show & Tell
Finished by Betty H. into a needleroll/huswife and was donated for The Attic’s Annual Breast Cancer Auction.
Milady’s Needle Workshop
But wait, there’s more! We also had a workshop with Gloria Moore of Milady’s Needle on November 7, 2015. We received our kits early to do our pre-stitching and on the 7th, we learned how to assemble the Garden Delight Pin Cushion and Scissor Fob.
Here is the final product:
Gloria even brought a lovely trunk show!
Okay, I have one final treat for you. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, my teenage daughter visited Old Salem in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She took photos of the following samplers at the Frank L. Horton Museum Center knowing I would be interested. Enjoy!
Silk on Linen. MESDA Collection. Mary Jones Woodson (c. 1750-c.1810) taught young girls in Amelia and Nottoway Counties in Virginia, including Mary Elizabeth Poythress Doswell of Cedar Grove Plantation in Nottoway County.
Silk on Linen. MESDA Collection. Ann Clair Tinges was the daughter of Baltimore Silversmith and Clockmaker Charles Tinges (1765-1816) and his wife Rebecca (Goldsmith) Tinges (1767-1805).
Silk on Silk GauzeMESDA CollectionEmily Louisa Harper was a granddaughter of Charles Carroll (1737-1832) of Carrolton, Signer of the Declaration of Independence for Maryland.