Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April Meeting

We are so fortunate at DVHSG to be surrounded by talented, knowledgable, prolific stitchers.   This is not just my opinion, apparently the judges at Woodlawn think so too.   Our own Stacy B. won the Judge's Choice ribbon for her beautiful blackwork piece.  

Stacy B.'s winning rendition of a blackwork design from a Just Cross Stitch pattern.

Stacy B. is not the only winner.  Stacy S., Pat L., Pat Y. and others brought back ribbons.  

Stacy S.'s winning finish of a Sherry Jones piece... 

Pat L. had a beautiful Japanese Embroidery piece (I hope to get a photograph of it to add.)

Another Woodlawn submission

Close up of the oh so pretty top band.

Some of our members completed beauties.....

We all have a soft spot for the Maryland Sampler created by our our Theresa Baird of Heart's Ease Examplar Workes
Heart's Ease Examplar Workes - "The Maryland Sampler"

This is just so big that I can't even get it in with three photos.

 A close up look at the beautiful border and the fabulous tree.

Not only did we have members bring back ribbons from Woodlawn, several scored ribbons from the Rehoboth Historical Society Show.
       Jean T. received two 1st places and an honorable mention ribbon
       Carolyn N. received a 2nd and a 3rd place ribbon
       Stacy S. received a 2nd place ribbon
       Ann S. received a 3rd place ribbon

Just some of the 'regular' completed works of our very talented members.   This was completed by Ann S.  Ann shared the story of her journey across country and to stitching this piece.  She added the personal verse dedicated to her grandson and their trip.  What a family heirloom she has created.
Rosewood Manor - "....and a forest grew"

What a talented group we are!  

After all the show and tell and bragging rights, then, we had our meeting.   Carrie D. lead us in a lively discussion about all those unfinished projects we have.  Why do we start things and not finish them?   What do we buy a chart we can't wait to start only to squirrel it away for years and then find we are not interested?  Why do we find something shiny and new we want to stitch and put down a WIP to start it?   Sometimes it is a mistake made and lost interest.    A chart may be lost.  A fellow stitcher may tempt us with a new purchase and we stray from our UFO.  Our tastes change.  A particular difficult section may come up we don't enjoy.  Sometimes new fibers are needed and a project is parked while waiting for the necessary floss.  The discussion let us know that there is similar thread with all of us.   None of us is unique with the tons of supplies, flosses, patterns, started, unfinished and even forgotten projects.  We are all cut from the same cloth.  

Upcoming - 

Our semi-annual retreat will be April 25th - April 27th at the Lankford Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland.   Please let Stacy S. know if you plan to attend.

Pat Yerger of Samplers Revisited will be at our May Meeting.  

Katie F. will be teaching us the lacis portion of our Stitch A Long.  If you are not working on the SAL you can still participate.  Just bring a piece of linen that has an even number of threads outlined by a four sided stitch to secure the threads.

We are looking into launching a Facebook page for DVHSG.   Watch for more information.

Watch your newsletter 
We will have Chessie & Me teaching in November.    There will be two different classes.  

November 15th will be a piece created just for DVHSG.   
There will be pre-stitching required.   
Class cost - $75.00

November 16th will be the "Unfinished Sampler"
Class cost - $100.00

Signup will be by August 9th.   Ghost stitchers will be permitted
 at an additional fee.More information will follow.

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