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.
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.
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
2015 Attic Needlework Class
Cyndi began stitching this giraffe while on her trip to Zimbabwe, Africa in 2015.
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.
This was stitched by Gloria for Kim L. What a lovely gift!
Gloria also stitched this one for Kim L.
Michelle stitched this for her tenth wedding anniversary.
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.
I just love Betty’s “distressed” look.
(original colors on the left and with a bead color and fabric variation on the right)
Mary put her own spin on the verse – so fun. This is a TRSG Stitch-A-long.
This piece was also a TRSG Stitch-A-Long.
Finished as a project bag by Betty H.
From a TRSG workshop.
Patriotic Ornament Exchange
Our lovely display of patriotism!
Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.Sam Keen