Hooray for the Red, White & Blue

Hello all! Wow, summer is zipping by us with great speed. I really wish it would slow down. I cannot believe that it is already August 1st. Before we all know it, kiddos will all be back in school and we will be bombarded with sightings of pumpkin spice everything! Well, before much time passes, let me fill you in on the happenings with the Tudor Rose Sampler Guild.

May Meeting

During our May meeting, we spent a little time discussing why stitching is important to us as well as our current projects. We then spoke about various stitch-a-longs that are going on throughout the stitching world. One of the stitch-a-longs that was discussed is the beautiful mystery sampler from Linens and Things from Australia. It started off as mystery sampler for a small number of followers but it has blossomed into a very large stitch-a-long throughout the world. There are over 5,700 followers on the group. If you are interested in checking it out, look for the Linen And Threads – Mystery Sampler SAL on Facebook.

2017 SAL

Tudor Rose Members were also provided with an opportunity to purchase hornbooks that were made by a member’s spouse for those who wished to stitch Merry Wind Farm’s freebie pattern called Hornbook. We would like to extend a big thank you to the member’s spouse. These hornbooks are beautiful. We even have some photos of this project below.

After all of this lovely discussion, Debbie G. introduced a small stitch-a-long needle roll project utilizing banding material and a variety of stitches along the length of the needle roll. We have a completed needle book below as well.

May Show & Tell

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Mary B. – Vintage Rose Pincushion by Mill Hill Beads
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Sharon D. – Thorns Have Roses by Erica Michaels Designs
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Sharon D. – Beaded Roses Bobbin Holder by Thread-A-Bead
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Cyndi S. – Giraffe Pillow by Charlie Harper

Cyndi began stitching this giraffe while on her trip to Zimbabwe, Africa in 2015.

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Cyndi S. stitching in Zimbabwe, Africa
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Cyndi S – unknown design, unknown designer

I believe this framed silk gauze piece to be by Cyndi S.; however, I am missing a slip.

Amy Mitten designed this sampler for TRSG’s 10th Anniversary in 2010. Check out Cyndi’s “Adam” and the detached buttonhole flower petals.

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Doris M. – Minerva Mouse by Just Nan
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Doris M. – Hornbook by Merry Wind Farm
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Gloria M. – A Bowl Full of Scaries by Plum Street Samplers

This was stitched by Gloria for Kim L. What a lovely gift!

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Kim L. – 1796 Practice Sampler by Milady’s Needle
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Gloria M. – Boo by With Thy Needle & Thread

Gloria also stitched this one for Kim L.

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Michelle L. – Mystery Sampler by Papillon Creations from The Gift of Stitching magazine

Michelle stitched this for her tenth wedding anniversary.

June Meeting

During our June meeting we went over small items with regard to our needle roll project created by Debbie G. We then held our very first Patriotic Ornament Exchange. Please note we do not hold meetings in July.

June Show & Tell

This is from Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly Summer 2011. It was stitched on 46 ct. with NPI silks.

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Pat M. – Pig Pin Cushion by Stacy Nash Primitives
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Pat M. – Slice of Freedom Pillow
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Pat M. – Sampler Pocket by Homespun Elegance
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Pat M. – Sampler Doll
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Pat M. – Freedom Box
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Betty H. – Honeysuckle Vine Sampler by Sheepish Designs

I just love Betty’s “distressed” look.

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Sharon D. – Nymo Bobbin Holder by Thread-A-Bead
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Mary B. – 12 Days Partridge by Hands On Designs
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Mary B. – Hornbook by Merry Wind Farm

Mary put her own spin on the verse – so fun. This is a TRSG Stitch-A-long.

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Mary B. – Linen Band Needlebook by Debbie G.
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Mary B. – Linen Band Needlebook by Debbie G.

This piece was also a TRSG Stitch-A-Long.

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Shelly M. – Birds of a Feather by Blackbird Designs

Finished as a project bag by Betty H.

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Shelly M. – Tudor Rose Scissor Fob by Chessie & Me

From a TRSG workshop.

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Shelly M. – Pincushion created from Garden Club Series by Blackbird Designs
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Holly L. – John Foster by Historic Stitches
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Michelle L. – Ort Box Designed for the 2013 Stitch Niche Retreat by Lori J

Patriotic Ornament Exchange

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Codi M. – Freedom Needle Book by Stacy Nash Primitives
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Betty H. – Stacy Nash Primitives
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Lori J. – Liberty House by Ewe & Eye & Friends
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Sherry S. – Old Glory by Chessie & Me
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Debbie H. – Give Us Liberty by Threads of Memory
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Pat M. – Sampler Pocket by Homespun Elegance
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Shelly M. – Scissor Fob – An original creation by Shelly
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Michelle L. – Glory Scissor Fob by Shepherd’s Bush Designs
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Cyndi S. – Little House Needleworks
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Kim L. – Land That I Love by Threadworks
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Doris M. – Heart and Hand
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2017 Patriotic Exchange

Our lovely display of patriotism!

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.

Sam Keen

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