That’s a Wrap!

Normally, in December, we have our annual holiday party where we enjoy good food, friends, and our ornament exchange. This year, Covid put a bit of a damper on things and we weren’t able to meet in person. But, since we were meeting virtually, we decided to do a regular show & tell along with our ornament exchange. But, before we did our show & tell, we had a very special surprise. Throughout our anniversary year the board has surprised members with some fun things, and December was no exception.

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Sarah Ann Banton 1833 – Antique

Shelly M. and Michelle L. surprised members by showing an antique sampler in Shelly’s collection that she graciously allowed Michelle to chart for our 2020 guild members. Michelle created both a reproduction of the sampler as well as a slightly smaller adaptation. What a beautiful sampler, and what a fun grande finale for our twentieth anniversary celebration.

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Sarah Ann Banton 1833 – Adaptation

Now, on to show & tell. The membership shared their works completed since the last meeting:

Rachel V State Fair Sweetheart Sampler
Rachel V’s submission to the Texas State Fair: Sweetheart Sampler by Blackbird Designs
Sharon D Newport Bouquet Dec 2020
Sharon D: Newport Bouquet by Teresa Kogut
Maria K Dec 2020 Bell
Maria K: 2014 Ornament chart from Satsuma Street
Maria K Dec 2020 Lanyard
Maria K: Lanyard made of Size 11 glass beads in a 3 bead herringbone spiral rope
Michelle L Dec 2020 Women of Mayflower
Michelle L: Women of the Mayflower by Sarah Ullman
Michelle L Dec 2020 Partridge
Michelle L: Partridge Sewing Box by Blackbird Designs
Michelle L Dec 2020 Cock Crow
Michelle L: At First Cock’s Crow by Blackbird Designs
Karen H Dec 202 Mayflower
Karen H: Women of the Mayflower by With Thy Needle and Thread
Patricia B Dec 202 Pink Sparrow
Patricia B: Pink Sparrow Sampler by With Thy Needle & Thread
Patricia B Dec 2020 Spring Sewing Roll
Patricia B: Spring Sewing Roll by Stacy Nash
Patricia B Dec 2020 Wrought
Patricia B: Wrought By My Hand by Pineberry Lane
Sherri H Dec 2020 Stitch Niche Ornament
Sherri H: Stitch Niche 2020 Christmas Ornament designed by Milady’s Needle
Sherri H Dec 2020 Flamingos
Sherri H: A Flamboyance Holiday Ornaments by Hands On Designs
Sherri H Dec 2020 Cool Yule
Sherri H: Cool Yule ornament by Hands On Designs
Sherri H Dec 2020 Tree
Sherri H: First Day of Christmas Tree by Hello From Liz Matthews
Cyndi S Dec 2020 Moms Ornaments
Cyndi S: Ornaments her mom made in the 80’s. She finished them out and will share with family members this year.
Mary B Dec 2020 Seek Him
Mary B: And They Shall Seek Him by Just Another Button Company
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Mary B: Birds and Berries pinbox and needle book by Blackbird Designs
Erica M 12 Berries
Mary B: 12 Berries of Christmas by Erica Michaels
Kim L Dec 2020 Barn Cat 2
Kim L: Barn Cats by Prairie Schooler
Kim L Dec 2020 Bee Bowl
Kim L: Bee Bowl by Heart In Hand
Kim L Dec 2020 Fox Few box 2
Kim L: Fox Few as a box by Plum Street Samplers
Kim L Dec 2020 I will cut you
Kim L: I Will Cut You, adapted from a pattern by Lucy Beam
Mendie C Dec 2020 Harvest Moon House
Mendie C: Harvest Moon House by Laura J Perin Designs
Gretchen B Dec 2020 Biscornus
Gretchen B: Biscornus by Heartstring Samplery
Christin H Dec 2020 Thankful Quaker
Christine Hollis: Thankful Quaker by Bent Creek
Doris M Dec 2020 Christmas Bough
Doris M: Christmas Boughs by Wild Violet Cross Stitch
Doris M Dec 2020 Santas Tree Farm
Doris M: Santa’s Tree Farm by Brenda Gervais
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Doris M: 2020 Stitch Niche Ornament by Milady’s Needle
Belinda B Dec 2020 Frosty
Belinda B: Frosty’s Garden punch needle by Teresa Kogut Creative Whims

Our December (virtual) gathering was a lot of fun and we look forward to what the guild will do in 2021. Our January meeting will be our MAGIC Reveal – where we check in to see how everyone did with their 2020 MAGIC projects. And of course, we will also sign up for MAGIC 2021. See you then!

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