Stitching Time Away

Hello all! I hope you’re all finding time to stitch now that Fall has arrived. The hot temperatures are receding and the colors are starting to pop in the trees (every place in the country except in Texas – where the leaves just drop to the ground all at once it seems). It has been a couple busy months since our last post. In August, due to unforeseen circumstances, the subject of the normal meeting had to be moved to September. However, not to lose a minute of precious stitching time, we turned it into a stitching and gab session to share our current projects as well as our favorite stitching hacks. We also debuted our 2017 TRSG Christmas Ornament, which will you find below!

August Show and Tell

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Robert H. – Elizabeth Furniss by Hands Across The Sea
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Lynn E. – Needlepoint Santa by Melissa Shirley

Lynn stitched her Santa on 26ct canvas!

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Cyndi S. – John Foster by Historic Stitches
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Cyndi S. and Holly L – John Foster Historic Stitches

This piece was charted for two colorways, the front (soft muted colors) and the back (brighter colors). Here is a side-by-side comparison of the same sampler! Cyndi’s (back colorway) and Holly’s (front colorway).

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Mendie C. – Mr. Bloominbonz
Brazilian Embroidery of her own design
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Mendie C. – Mrs. Bloominbonz
Brazilian Embroidery of her own design
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Pat M. – I Am Only One by Lizzie Kate

Finishing by Betty H.

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Codi M. – Minerva Mouse by Just Nan

Betty H. did the finishing on Miss Minerva.

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Sharon D. – Good Friends Are Like Angels by Lizzie Kate
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Sharon D. – Naughty or Nice by Lizzie Kate

This is absolutely stunning!

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Sherri H. – Hornbook by Merry Wind Farm

This is a 2017 TRSG Stitch-A-Along using a free pattern from Merry Wind Farm. The hornbooks were made by a husband of one of our members.

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Sherri H. – One Long Panel by Laura J. Perrin
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Sherri H. – Tudor Rose Stitch Book and Fob by Chessie & Me
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Gloria M. – Without A Mouse by Blackbird Designs

Gloria stitched this as a gift for Kim L.

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Kim L. – Essamplaire Petite Collection II by With Thy Needle and Thread

Kim stitched this as a birthday present for Debbie H.

Alas, we have reached our final show and tell pictures for August – the 2017 TRSG Christmas Ornament!

The biscornu finished ornament was designed by Debbie G. features a Blackwork Tudor Rose, the Holbein (Double Running) Stitch and Double Faggoting. It is gorgeous! Thank you Debbie for another Christmas treasure.

September Show and Tell

Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the September Meeting where TRSG Member, Kim L., gave a presentation on the Jane Austin Sampler. Alas, I have no Show and Tell pictures from the September meeting but during our next meeting if I find out that pictures were taken, I will definitely share.

As a final announcement, two of our members, Kim L. and Debbie H., have recently purchased the Stitch Niche in Arlington. I was recently in the store and you should truly stop by to do some shopping, but also to see shop models stitched by members of TRSG. There are many pieces stitched by Robert H. All of the pieces on display are truly exquisite.

I keep my end tables full of needlework and quilting so I don’t have to dust them.

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