Thursday, August 14, 2014

August Meeting

(i'm guessing) These are some of Francine's beauties!
Much thanks to Lynn D., our wonderful secretary for her newsletter info....which I am duplicating here. 
With so many on vacation, we usually dedicate our August Meeting as a stitch in.  It is a nice time to stitch and socialize and catch up with one another.  Our UFO challenge continues.   Francine C. brought in many finished UFOs. Pat H. also had two finishes to share.  Her Shepherd’s Bush checker board (and a Santa pillow.  

Pat H.'s Santa Pillow

Lynn D.'s Biscournu

Evalyn G. shared an antique sampler she bought at the Penn Market event at the Schwenkfelder Museum in May.  

(need help ladies - I wasn't at the meeting - please let me know if I have identified the photos correctly.  thx)

It is time to start filling out your registration form for our fall retreat!!  So many of us look so very forward to this bi-annual event.  It will be held Oct. 3 to 5 at the Lankford Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland and is a MEMBERS ONLY event.   The cost includes a welcome wine and hors d’oeuvres party Friday night and a continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday.  The cost is $135 for the weekend, $10 per night extra for a single room, and a $50 deposit is required by September 13.
Please make checks out to Salty Yarns.  A big shout out to Stacy S. who will be handling all the arrangements again.  You can mail your registration to Stacy S.  or bring it to the September meeting.

Lookie lookie!  Check out the new promotional bookmark designed by Donna A.  We will have them available for needlework events to let people know about our guild.  (Sorry but the more I try to enlarge the photo the poorer the quality.)

The Morven Museum  is having an exhibit of New Jersey samplers.    The exhibit will run from October 3, 2014 to March 29, 2015 and there will be a catalog available.   A full day needlework symposium is planned for October 5 and will feature Stephen and Carol Huber, Amy Finkel, Peter and Leslie Warwick, Dan and Marty Campanelli and Daniel Scheid.  Reservations are now open.  Sounds like a good day trip to me....even if you don't attend the symposium.   Hmmm, let's see....a day out with girlfriends who are like minded, a bit of needlework and lunch!  What could be better?  

Closer to home is the Winterthur Symposium   “The Diligent Needle” symposium will be held October 24 and 25.  Registration opens June 19.
M. Finkel and Daughter will be hosting on October 26.  

And for Downton Abbey fans, the Downton Abbey exhibit will be on display at Winterthur through the end of 2014 (and maybe a little into the new year....a detail I need to check.)    It was a wonderful exhibit that a few us have had the pleasure of seeing.

 Edith's wedding gown
The display was wonderful.    Don't you all just remember the scene with Sybil showing up to dinner in this outfit!   Lord Grantham was fit to be tied!

Another great offering from Lynn D.   She found this battery operated portable light on Amazon. Lynn reported Amazon had quite a few choices that seem like the same thing.
Super Bright Portable LED Lamp  It is all about having the right tools.  This puppy is not much bigger than a deck of cards when collapsed.  Better hurry....I understand there is a run on them at Amazon.  Just like stitchers to share when they have a good find!  Thank you Lynn!


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